Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson mostly refused to address statements made by John Dorsey.
John Dorsey, Cleveland's new general manager, hasn't exactly given much public support to Hue Jackson since taking over the job. While that might not seem like a shocker, it does put the Browns coach in the tough position of having to answer questions about Dorsey's lack of full support.
And yet, Jackson won' answer that … at least not in full.
“I’m not going to really get into those particular things,” Jackson said, via PFT. “John Dorsey has been outstanding. He is football 24/7. I have enjoyed getting to know him more and spending time with him and talking about our football team and what we need to do. Obviously, there are some good players in our locker room. The guys work extremely hard. I think John’s big focus is to try to get us more guys as we move forward on our football team that can best help us get this turned and become what we can become. He is walking up and down these halls preaching, ‘Let’s win. Let’s get to winning as fast as we can.’ I appreciate that. He is doing everything he needs to do on his end. We have to continue to keep coaching better and get our guys to play better.”
Bluh. That is a whole lot of nothing.
What about if Dorsey, or the idea of a new QB coming to town, altering how DeShone Kizer operates?
“I would hope not at all,” Jackson said. “When you are on the team and playing quarterback, I don’t think you can worry about those things. Just me knowing DeShone, he would tell you he can only worry about what he can control. What he can control is playing well against Baltimore, finishing the season strong. Right now, none of those things matter. Like I said, John is doing an outstanding job in doing what he needs to do to continue to as we move further to put better talent on our team. I think he will look at every area of our football team and see how we can become better.”
Dorsey is on record stating that “every” part of the franchise is under evaluation. It is likely why Jackson is dealing in vague answers to straightforward questions.