Rain Cloud Looms Over Cleveland as Browns Fire Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator

Former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson during the 2018 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sept 11, 2018 (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

CLEVELAND (GSM) – The Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley during week 8 of the 2018 NFL season.

Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam released the following statement:

“We greatly appreciate Hue’s commitment to the Cleveland Browns organization over the last two and a half years,” the Haslams said in a joint statement released Monday afternoon. “We understand how critical this time period is in the development of our football team, individually and collectively, and believed it was in the organization’s best interest to make the move at this time, in order to maximize our opportunities the rest of this season. We certainly only wish Hue, Michelle, and his family the best moving forward.”

Offensive coordinator Todd Haley was also relieved of his duties, the team confirmed.

Former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will be the team’s interim head coach until a new selection is made.

Hue Jackson Postgame Press Conference vs. Steelers

Head coach Hue Jackson spoke to the media following the Browns 33-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 28, 2018.