Completely Sober, Hue Jackson Says Cleveland Browns Will Win a Championship
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson wants badly to win for the fans in Cleveland, who have been tortured year in and year out watching the Browns rebuild for the 14th straight year now. It doesn’t help that they started the season with a 29-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and lost Robert Griffin III for the majority of the season with his latest injury.
The Browns, who haven’t sniffed a playoff appearance since 2002, are probably on the way to yet another disappointing year, but that didn’t stop Hue Jackson from making a bold statement about the franchise.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Jackson promised that the Browns would win a championship. In real life, not in Madden. He was completely sober at the time. Maybe.
“I don’t know if there’s going to be a ton of struggle before there’s a ton of great times, but I don’t worry about people not being happy right now,” Jackson said. “I’m going to do the best job I can with our staff and these players and we’re going to keep working at it.
“My point is eventually they will love me because we’re going to win. We’re going to win a championship here for the Cleveland Browns.”
Jackson went on to point out that the fans may not like him now, but eventually they will love him when he brings a title to the team.
“The fans might not like me for a while, but they’re going to love me here pretty soon,” he said. “That’s OK. Eventually they will love me. I promise you that, because I do plan on winning here and I do get it. I know with every loss there’s another dagger that drags you down another few feet deeper.
“That’s OK. I’ve been there before. I’m a fighter. We’re going to get back up and we’re going to keep swinging. We’re going to be fine.”