Hue Jackson was ‘bothered’ by losing during coaching stint with Browns
Former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson’s tenure with the team wasn’t a great one, as he amassed just a 3-36 record during his time with the franchise. In a new interview with Sports Illustrated, Jackson revealed just how painful his time with the team was, especially when it came to losing.
“I’m not a loser,” Jackson said. “So that bothers me. I’m not built that way. I hate losing, and it hurt every day. It ground me down every freakin’ week.”
During his time with the team, Jackson was a part of some awful seasons with the Browns, including the 2017 season that saw the team go 0-16.
While things seem to be turning around for the franchise, it seems as if some members of the Browns – including quarterback Baker Mayfield – have no love for Jackson. After being fired from his coaching position with the Browns in November of last year, Jackson was hired by the Cincinnati Bengals as a special assistant to the head coach. After the season ended, Jackson left the role, and has not yet returned to an NFL team for the 2019 season.
As for the Browns, their fortunes finally seem to be on the rise. Not only does the team have a franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield, but they also sport a ferocious defense, and with their recent acquisitions of Odell Beckham Jr., it seems as if the team has its sights set on winning again.
Although the AFC North is a rough division to compete in, the Browns look to finally be ready to do so, and their time spent losing could all be over.