We also believed that despite all the negative appearances, head coach Hue Jackson was likely to remain. We wrote about the possibility, even as hard as it would be to defend the mark of a head coach who has lost 27 of his first 28 games as head coach, but Jackson will be back in 2018. Haslam confirmed that along with the Brown news.
We've heard about how Haslam has wrestled with how to fix a situation — one he helped put the Browns in — and that Jackson's status was the most troublesome. The idea of selling a coach to a fan base for next season after he has gone 1-27 to start his tenure is going to be very troubling indeed.
But there’s an internal feeling that Haslam genuinely seems to believe in the coaching prowess of Jackson and that few other coaches would have been able to do much better with what the Browns have talent-wise.