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Hue Jackson doesn’t think Browns fired him due to ‘internal discord’

Following a disappointing Week 8 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cleveland Browns made the decision to part ways with head coach Hue Jackson after 2 1/2 season.

It was a move that has received plenty of feedback across the league that saw team owner Jimmy Haslam voice that “internal discord” was the primary reason for the firing. However, this was an explanation that Jackson voiced that he didn’t agree was the case, according to Pat McManamon of ESPN.

“I don’t really think it was truly just about internal discord,” Jackson said Friday on ESPN’s First Take. “I think that’s a strong word. I think you have disagreements with coaches. With Todd, with [defensive coordinator] Gregg Williams, with Amos Jones, who’s also the special-teams coordinator. I don’t think that’s internal discord.”

Although Jackson has voiced that he doesn’t believe that was why he fired, it did play a role as there was some discord between him and the offensive coordinator Todd Haley was becoming increasingly clear with each passing week. This had spewed over to Jackson stating that he wanted to be more involved in playcalling, which he never truly did so.

Beyond that, the Browns simply didn’t have enough success with Jackson at the helm, holding a 3-36-1 record in 40 games played. Things are beginning to head further south this season as Cleveland has lost three straight games that have put them at the bottom of the AFC North standings.

There were several different factors at play, but it simply came down to Jackson not having the type of success the team had hoped for when they hired him.

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