When your team goes through two NFL seasons and can only muster one win, as a player you have to just gut it out.
But when that team also loses two of the next eight games, as an owner you “gut” your coaching staff.
Which is what the Cleveland Browns did yesterday when they fired both head coach Hue Jackson and—the man many would have thought would have succeeded him in the interim—offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
And the reason they let both of those proven offensive minds go and made defensive coordinator Gregg Williams the interim head coach was to aid in the development of their rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield.
It came to a head two weeks ago when Jackson made it clear that he and Haley were not on the same page when the head coach criticized the team’s offensive approach after a tough loss to the Bucs in Week 7. And that is when another report confirmed that the disagreements between Jackson and Haley began in the summer and continued all season.
And now they have ended as the Browns Brass have decided a completely fresh start is what Mayfield needs as much as the rest of the young Browns who have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball.
And need to fight their battles on Sundays—not watch their coaches do battle the other six days of the week.
Source: Larry Brown Sports