Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that there’s concern that Hue Jackson may have lost the team.
According to Florio, a source explained that the situation came to a head after Jackson’s recent comments about RB Isaiah Crowell’s 59-yard run, which he pointed to the fact that there was a gaping hole that led to the gain, as opposed to Crowell breaking tackles.
Florio adds that there are also rumblings about friction between defensive players and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and his son, Blake, who is the team’s linebackers coach.
Jackson’s future in Cleveland has been in question after GM John Dorsey initially would commit to him returning for the 2018 season. However, it appears as though the issues involving Jackson could run deeper than anticipated.
Jackson has come under criticism for his handling of the team, particularly the quarterback position in which he was swapping guys in and out earlier in the season before settling on DeShone Kizer as their starter.
It’s worth mentioning that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has said that Jackson will be back.
Jackson, 52, was hired as the Browns head coach in 2016 after spending a few years as the Bengals’ offensive coordinator. Jackson has led to the Browns to a record of 1-29 (3.3 percent) since taking the job.
We’ll have more regarding Jackson’s future and potential changes for the Browns as the news is available.