Browns coach Hue Jackson deflects Todd Haley dismissal reports
The NFL Network reported Sunday morning that Cleveland Browns and former Steelers offensive coodinator Todd Haley could be out of a job soon.
The Browns didn’t help his cause in dropping a 33-18 loss to the Steelers.
Cleveland had 237 yards of total offense in the game -- 74 rushing and 163 passing.
“Again, I don’t want to talk about or give legs to anything about last week,” said Cleveland coach Hue Jackson. “I said what I said out of frustration. That’s over and done with. Let’s go watch tape and see how we can get better.”
Jackson said he there is nothing wrong with his relationship with Haley who was hired last offseason after being let go in Pittsburgh.
“Guys, I said what I said last week,” Jackson said. “Obviously, it had legs.”
“I never said I wanted to take over play calling. I said I want to help, that’s it. But today this is a big thing because sure, everyone is going to look and say what’s going on. The only thing that is going on is that we need to get better. We need to coach better. We need to play better.”
Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield finished 22 of 36 for 180 yards two touchdowns and one interception.
“We show flashes of being a great offense,” Mayfield said. “It’s always one play here or there that stops us. This is the hope we have to keep consistency within that and continue to do those things.
“We’ll see what happens. I am fine with what we have.”
Wide receiver Jarvis Landry wasn’t feeling the same.
His comment on the general mood: “It sucks.”
Landry wouldn’t go near the subject of Haley or Jackson being let go.
“All I know is we lost today,” Jarvis said. “Those are not my decisions. Those are not something I’m wasting my energy or my time. I just want to win games.”
Offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler has no idea what Browns management could do. Players just do as they are told.
“As I said, we have eight games left,” Zeitler said. “That’s a lot of season, a lot of games, a lot of things can happen.
“You never know, it can be a real quick turnaround like that.”