CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Browns head coach Hue Jackson might not be on as solid of ground as owner Jimmy Haslam has proclaimed.
CBS Sports NFL insider Jason LaCanfora reports that new general manager John Dorsey may advise Haslam to make another coaching change at season’s end.
Dorsey, who was hired on Dec. 7 as Haslam’s fourth GM since buying the Browns in 2012, has been keeping close tabs on everything going on inside the building. Dorsey has been extremely visible – but quiet – during team meetings while observing how Jackson and his coaching staff operates.
Haslam said that Jackson, who enters Sunday’s game 1-28 as head coach in Cleveland, would return in 2018 when it was announced Sashi Brown was fired. Haslam repeated those comments during Dorsey’s introductory press conference the following day.
Since taking over as general manager 10 days ago, Dorsey has been critical of Brown and the state of the team’s roster, so it would stand to reason he wouldn’t be crazy about keeping a head coach that hasn’t won a football game in 2017.
The one thing you’ve not heard Dorsey say or talk about – how well he feels the Browns are or aren’t coached.
Because of the volatility of the franchise under the Haslams that has seen them fire 3 head coaches, 4 general managers, 2 team presidents and a CEO since assuming control of the team in late Oct. 2012, they’ve been resistant to making yet another round of changes at the coaching level but Dorsey could influence that heavily.