Cleveland Browns fire offensive coordinator Todd Haley

Cleveland Browns fire offensive coordinator Todd Haley

Cleveland Browns fire offensive coordinator Todd Haley

Browns head coach Hue Jackson's hints at potentially taking over play-calling duties following last week's loss - which he later sought to walk-back or clarify - were met with sweeping internal derision from players, staff and management, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, further undermining his tenuous relationships in Cleveland.

Some assorted thoughts on Monday's firings of Hue Jackson and Todd Haley, why the moves had to be made now and what this all means for the present and future of the Browns ... The Browns have lost three straight games after a promising start this season.

"With season half over and Baker Mayfield's development at stake, Haslams must fire Browns coach Hue Jackson", the headline reads.

The Browns became only the second side to go through a 16-game National Football League season without winning last year, having gone 1-15 in Jackson's first season in charge the year before.

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and wide receivers coach Al Saunders are all interim candidates capable of finishing the season.

Jackson, from the accounts of those who know him personally, is a good man. Riley certainly falls under that category, and he led Oklahoma to the Rose Bowl in his first season as head coach past year and has them in contention for a College Football Playoff spot again this season.

When the Chiefs meet the Browns on Sunday, Cleveland will have a new coach.

Last week, Jackson's offer to help Haley following a loss in Tampa Bay underscored another power struggle as Jackson fought to stay in control.

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