Browns coach Hue Jackson may not survive shakeup in the front office after all
Though owner Jimmy Haslam said Jackson is safe for 2018, new GM John Dorsey may decide otherwise
Despite proclamations from owner Jimmy Haslam that head coach Hue Jackson will be coaching the Browns in 2018, league sources said new GM John Dorsey may advise otherwise after the season.
Dorsey made it clear in remarks this weekof the talent evaluation and development that was going on in the Browns' former front-office regime, and several execs around the league who know Dorsey well expect him to recommend significant changes to Haslam by next month, if not sooner. The analytics department, headed by former baseball executive Paul DePodesta, could be in for a shakeup.
Dorsey is watching everything going on in the organization with a close eye in the final quarter of the season as he gets a handle on how many new faces must be added to the mix in the offseason to get this franchise finally turned around.
Jackson has won just one game in two years on the job, and with a critical decision looming on drafting a quarterback with the first overall pick, sources said Dorsey has not ruled out coaching changes. It is hardly unprecedented for Haslam to have issued a public vote of confidence, only to change his mind later, and an 0-16 finish would be difficult for even the most accomplished head coach to survive.
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