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Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (51) / 10/22/1965
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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam spoke at an organization-wide meeting about the importance of staying the course despite the specter of an 0-16 season.
Jimmy Haslam reportedly blamed past regimes and his own quick trigger for the team's current predicament before stressing the need for continuity. The comments suggest the jobs of both coach Hue Jackson and EVP Sashi Brown are safe even if the Browns go winless, but Haslam has been impetuous in the past. Still, firing Jackson for not winning after completely gutting the team in the offseason would be a nonsensical move. Both he and Sashi should get some time to turn the organization around. Dec 4 - 8:57 AM
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A former NFL executive told ESPN new Browns coach Hue Jackson is "a very bad fit" with the analytics approach of the new front office.

"It's not just Hue Jackson," the same source said. "When data overrides gut, the majority of his coaching staff will all be there screaming, 'What the [expletive] are these computer guys doing? They don't understand football, they don't understand the locker room. They're killing us.'" It is an interesting take on a unique situation, but it is important to remember Jackson had many other job offers and knew about the front office's focus on analytics before he accepted the gig. Perhaps he will push back against some decisions made by Sashi Brown or Paul DePodesta, but that kind of back and forth happens in every front office. All early indications have Jackson on board with the regime’s approach.
Source: ESPN
Apr 11 - 1:34 PM

In a radio interview, new Browns coach Hue Jackson said he is not planning to hire an offensive coordinator.

"Right now in my mind, I don't really plan on having an offensive coordinator," Jackson said, "because I want to reserve that right to call plays." Even when the head coach calls plays, teams will traditionally give the top assistant a coordinator title. The Browns are deviating far from tradition this offseason, so it is possible no coach is given the coordinator tag. Even so, Jackson will certainly bring in several coaches to assist on the offensive side. Ex-Colts OC Pep Hamilton was interviewed Friday and could be added with an assistant head coach title. No matter what happens, it is clear Jackson will be calling the plays in 2016. That is great news for Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson and whichever rookie is under center.
Jan 16 - 1:18 AM

Browns hired Hue Jackson as head coach.

According to NFL Network's Mike Silver, Jackson said the Browns "made me feel comfortable." After firing GM Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine, the Browns reshaped the organization's power structure, promoting Sashi Brown to executive VP of football operations and hiring Paul DePodesta as VP of player development and scouting. All three of Brown, DePodesta, and Jackson will collaborate in personnel decisions based heavily on analytics with Jackson probably having the best eye for football talent. He's expected to have a big say on the roster. Jackson, 50, is a bright offensive mind who got the best out of Andy Dalton in 2015 and has a knack for featuring his best players. It's good news for Gary Barnidge and potentially Josh Gordon if -- very likely -- he's cleared to return from his suspension. The arrow is pointing up in Cleveland if owner Jimmy Haslam can stay out of the way. That's a big "if."
Jan 13 - 1:09 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Browns are "finalizing" a deal to make Bengals OC Hue Jackson their new head coach.

Cleveland isn't expected to let Jackson leave town for his interview with the Giants. Odd to say, but the Browns are making a heck of a decision here. Jackson is one of the brighter offensive minds and a nose-to-the-grindstone coach who has the ability to turn this team around. Jackson is expected to have control of the 53-man roster in Cleveland. First order of business: finding a quarterback. Josh McCown could be a stopgap option after a strong 2015, but he was injured too much, so Jackson will need to find another reliable option if McCown is brought back.
Jan 13 - 12:53 PM

Bengals OC Hue Jackson left his second interview with the Browns on Tuesday without an offer.

The Browns are still mulling their options but it's worth noting that Jackson is the only candidate they've interviewed twice so far. The Browns were also hoping to bring back Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for second interviews but that will have to wait until the playoffs are over. Jackson is scheduled to interview with the Giants on Wednesday.
Jan 12 - 10:14 PM

Bengals OC Hue Jackson had a second interview with the Browns on Tuesday.

Owner Jimmy Haslam actually stayed away from relocation meetings in Houston to attend. A formal offer could be made before the evening is through. The San Jose Mercury News reported earlier Tuesday that the 49ers had dropped out of the running for Jackson's services, strongly suggesting a deal with the Browns is imminent.
Jan 12 - 6:28 PM

The San Jose Mercury News reports the 49ers are no longer in the running for Bengals OC Hue Jackson.

It suggests either the Browns or Giants could be closing in on a deal to make Jackson their new head coach. Kawakami reports the 49ers could "double back" on Jackson, but that seems unlikely.
Jan 12 - 2:44 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Browns "remain very focused" on Hue Jackson.

Jackson is scheduled to interview with the Giants Thursday, but La Canfora believes Cleveland could try to beat them to the punch by making a formal offer Tuesday. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam skipped the owners meetings in Houston reportedly in an attempt to land Jackson. It is unclear why Jackson would choose a dysfunctional franchise like Cleveland over the Giants, but it appears to be a real possibility.
Jan 12 - 12:48 PM

The New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano reports the Giants' interest in Bengals OC Hue Jackson is "serious."

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Jackson is expected to interview with the Giants Thursday. Jackson has other suitors, most notably the Browns and 49ers, but he will at least hear what New York has to say. The Giants have serious talent deficiencies on defense, but they have a franchise quarterback and a top-tier wide receiver. That is considerably more than what Cleveland or San Francisco can offer.
Jan 12 - 9:42 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns are making a "big push" for Bengals OC Hue Jackson, and would "like to close it out."

With Adam Gase off the board, Jackson has quickly turned into the market's hottest coaching candidate. He's interviewed with the Giants and 49ers in addition to Cleveland, while he's also believed to be the 49ers' top choice. An innovative offensive mind who's had success everywhere he's been, Jackson will offer great promise wherever he ends up.
Jan 11 - 5:50 PM

Giants officially requested to interview Bengals OC Hue Jackson.

As was expected. Jackson should interview with New York early this week. Reportedly the "front-runner" in San Francisco, Jackson will have his pick of the litter now than Adam Gase is off the market. Jackson has also met with the Browns.
Jan 11 - 11:33 AM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows said the 49ers are "zeroing in" on Bengals OC Hue Jackson.

Jackson met with CEO Jed York and GM Trent Baalke for five hours Sunday, but he left the meeting without a contract offer. Jackson has also met with the Browns, and he is expected to interview with the Giants this week. Jackson has long been rumored as the 49ers' top target, but he may need more convincing. San Francisco also has interviewed ex-Eagles coach Chip Kelly, Bucs OC Dirk Koetter, Browns OC John DeFilippo and Bills RBs coach Anthony Lynn.
Jan 11 - 10:24 AM

The Giants are expected to request permission to interview Bengals OC Hue Jackson for their head-coaching vacancy on Monday.

Jackson has been heavily linked to the Browns and 49ers after interviewing with them over the weekend, but the G-Men appear poised to throw their hat into the ring. The Titans could also enter the mix should they hire a general manager in the next 48 hours. Jackson's Bengals season just ended Saturday, but it wouldn't be surprising if he were a head coach by the end of this week.
Jan 10 - 7:14 PM

NFL Network's Mike Silver reports Bengals OC Hue Jackson has yet to receive a head-coaching offer.

An offer could come at any time, of course, but Jackson has yet to be offered a head-coaching gig after weekend interviews with the 49ers and Browns. Reports out of the Bay Area have Jackson as a hot candidate in San Francisco. We wonder why Jackson would want to work with tyrant 49ers GM Trent Baalke.
Jan 10 - 6:44 PM

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