Browns Reportedly Fire Hue Jackson, Surprising No One

The Browns reportedly fired Hue Jackson, a day after they lost to the Steelers for the second time this season. Based on history, it was a foregone conclusion.

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Hue Jackson

The Cleveland Browns have reportedly fired head coach Hue Jackson, a source told Adam Schefter on Monday.

Browns fired Hue Jackson, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2018

It's not a surprising move, despite the fact Jackson had more than double the number of total wins this season—2-5-1—than his first two seasons combined, when the Browns went 1-15 and 0-16, respectively. On Sunday, the Steelers beat the Browns, 33-18, and Jackson's termination marks the sixth consecutive time a Browns coach has been let go after the second Steelers game of the season.

And this, as @PFTCommenter pointed out ahead of the curve last week, marks the sixth straight Browns head coach that has been fired after the second game of the season against the Steelers.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2018

Six times. SIX! That's some seriously bad juju after every second Steelers game. Whomever the Browns hire next might want to think about a Lake Eerie talisman next season, though we doubt Bob Wylie believes in karma.

Do the rite thing @Browns

— PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) October 29, 2018

Aside from the historical precedent, Jackson's firing is not a huge surprise.

Well, I was wrong. Hue made it through eight! #Browns

— Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) October 29, 2018

But who coaches the team next might be. 

John Dorsey: "Hi, would you like to coach the Cleveland #Browns?"

NFL Head Coaching Candidates:

— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) October 29, 2018

Reports say there was friction between Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, but when you win one game over two seasons, the writing is already on the wall. Plus, Haley was also reportedly let go.

The #Browns have made more moves, firing OC Todd Haley, source said. Wait what? Yes, really.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2018

The interim coach is reportedly Gregg Williams, and the new offensive coordinator will be Freddie Kitchens.

I'm hearing DC Gregg William will be the interim head coach

— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) October 29, 2018

Freddie Kitchens in the #Browns offensive coordinator, source tells clevelanddotcom

— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) October 29, 2018

Browns fans continue to be Browns fans, a Dawg Pound stereotype but if they also read a lot of Schopenhauer. Reactions on Twitter were tepid. We got the standard "this is fine" meme:

#Browns fans right now...

— Shannon Cross (@mscrossy) October 29, 2018

A joke about their next hire:

Time to celebrate #Browns fans!! You are finally FREE!! Well, until they go out and hire Jeff Fisher of course...but for now you’re FREE!

— Jeff Mans (@Jeff_Mans) October 29, 2018

A few jokes at Jackson's expense, which weren't as prevalent as "LOL, Browns."

Hue Jackson will have to review the tape first to verify if he's been fired. #Browns

— Eddie (@EddieSportas) October 29, 2018

See ya later Hue. It's been real, it was never good. #Browns #OnToTheNextOne

— Dillan Kanya (@K4ncha) October 29, 2018

I feel badly that Hue didn't have much to work with when he came to the #Browns. But we can hear, "There are some things we need to clean up, and we'll get them cleaned up" only so many times before not believing that they'll ever be cleaned up. #FiredHue

— Tom Sherer (@TsunamiTommy13) October 29, 2018

Jackson's reported dismissal comes less than a day after former Cavs coach Ty Lue was fired after starting his first season without LeBron 0-6. At least the Mistake on the Lake had Game 7 of the 2016 Finals.

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