The Browns Needed to Fire Hue to Save Baker

Hue Jackson has no interest in developing young talent, never has and it showed in Baker Mayfield.

Instead he chose to try to get some early season victories with Tyrod Taylor instead of immediately going with the 2018 first overall draft pick and former Heisman Trophy winner as their day one starter.

It became clear that once Taylor was injured that Mayfield was a far superior talent, that there was more than just talent holding this team back and keeping it mired in losing.

Jackson then resorted to pushing offensive coordinator Todd Haley off the subway platform to save his job. Haley, who is widely known to be a bit prickly wasn’t about to play nice with the man maneuvering to set him up for the fall.

Ultimately for the sake of the team and their high-priced rookie QB, GM John Dorsey convinced owner Jimmy Haslam that send both Jackson and Haley to the unemployment line was the best course of action.

Enter defensive coordinator Gregg Williams as the interim head coach. Yes, that Gregg Williams who was suspended as part of the New Orleans Saints’ Bounty Gate scandal following the 2012 season and a failed stint as the Buffalo Bills head coach. Williams is a defensive minded coach who will leave the heavy lifting on offense to Al Saunders and Ken Zampese, two long time NFL assistants with good pedigrees. Firing Jackson and Haley is like sending Baker Mayfield to live with his grandparents during a messy divorce. He will get a clean slate going forward and the Browns can now set upon the real task of rebuilding