Since returning to the NFL in 1999, The Cleveland Browns have changed head coaches a lot. Jimmy Haslam III and the Cleveland Browns have hired Hue Jackson. For the first time since Haslam bought the team, I feel he has made the right move.
Hue Jackson strikes me as a Marty Schottenheimer type guy. Jackson is excitable, and his excitement should translate to the players on the field. For the first time since 1999, the Cleveland Browns have a head coach with a pulse.
At his introductory press conference, Jackson was asked about hiring a defensive coordinator. Jackson replied, he wanted to hire a guy that would, bring energy, tenacity, lead, not specific scheme.''
Can you imagine having a high energy head coach, and a high-energy defensive coordinator running the Cleveland Browns? For the first time since the Browns returned to Cleveland, the front office may have gotten something right.
Back in the 80's,, when Schottenheimer coached the Browns, you saw passion, the passion to win goes a long way, and if that passion can carry over to the players, it's hard to stop them from winning.
If Hue Jackson can get the Cleveland Browns to accept the fact that winning is more fun than losing, he could turn this team around. Jackson is a players coach, and he has always been well liked by the guys he's coached.
He has a long road ahead of him, and it's going to be an up-hill climb, but for the first time in years, I'm pretty excited about who will be coaching the Cleveland Browns.
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