Hue Jackson fired by Browns after loss to Steelers, per report

The first coaching change of the NFL season came down just hours after Sunday’s Week 8 action.

The Cleveland Browns are firing head coach Hue Jackson, according to ESPN.

Jackson had compiled a 3-36-1 record in two-and-a-half seasons in Cleveland. This comes less than a full day after the Browns suffered another disappointing defeat, a 33-18 loss against the Steelers that dropped Cleveland to 2-5-1 on the season.

Though Jackson inherited a roster with numerous holes, the Browns front office has gradually added talented pieces – in particular – through the draft.

Holding the No. 1 overall selections in the past two drafts, the Browns have picked players like defensive end Myles Garrett and quarterback Baker Mayfield, both of whom have shown flashes of potential.

The Brown offense, however, has been particularly disappointing, ranking 24th in both yardage (342.4 per game) and scoring (21.1 points a game).

Both of Cleveland’s coordinators, Todd Haley on offense and Gregg Williams on defense, have head coaching experience. One of them will likely take over an interim basis.

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