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The first print interview of former Browns coach

Hue Jackson came off as an effort to blame everyone but Hue Jackson for the failure of the Browns. In his first TV interview since being fired on Monday Authentic Jabrill Peppers Jersey , Jackson tried a different approach.Jackson was far more willing to shoulder the blame for the team’s failures in an appearance on ESPN’s First Take.“We didn鈥檛 win enough,” Jackson said. “We were in a lot of games. It comes back to us as coaches first.”Jackson reiterated his belief that the firing didn’t simply arise from the perception of “internal discord” between Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Ultimately, Jackson thinks the decision came from a desire to get the most out of rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield. And Jackson made it clear that he would have done things differently than former offensive coordinator Todd Haley did them.Jackson’s biggest regret comes from his decision (if it truly was his decision) to surrender control of the offensive side of the football to Haley.“I would not have ever given away the offense,” Jackson said regarding the main thing he would have done differently. “That鈥檚 what I was hired for.”Jackson also disputed the perception, as created by his comments to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, that the coach was blaming others. Jackson said he was “surprised and shocked” by that perception.“I don鈥檛 even know what that means,” Jackson said regarding the notion that he was throwing others under the bus.On ESPN, Jackson wasn’t thrown under the bus but hoisted on聽his own聽petard regarding Jackson’s insistence that he chose to surrender full control of the offense to Haley and Jackson’s inability to take back control of the offense without having to appeal directly to owner聽Jimmy Haslam for permission to do so. If it truly were Jackson’s decision, and Jackson’s decision alone, to bring in a coordinator, it should聽have been Jackson’s decision, and Jackson’s decision alone, to fire the coordinator.So to the聽extent that Jackson has opted to engage in a media tour to bolster his reputation in the aftermath of one of the worst head-coaching careers of all time, it probably isn’t working. He desperately wants to rewind to his pre-Cleveland status, when multiple teams want to make him a head coach. Post-Cleveland, chances are that no NFL team will be hiring Jackson to be a head coach.Like Norv Turner and聽Wade Phillips, Jackson could continue to be a viable assistant in the NFL. He should stop aspiring to be an NFL head coach.“I still think that there’s another opportunity out there somewhere Youth David Njoku Jersey ,” Jackson said regarding a third chance to be an NFL head coach.At this point, he may be the only one who thinks that. Tyrod Taylor's first days as a backup for the Browns have been difficult.And not just because he lost his job.Taylor, who was replaced as Cleveland's starter by rookie Baker Mayfield earlier this week, was cleared from concussion protocol and returned to practice Thursday, but was limited by a back injury that could prevent him from being Cleveland's No. 2 quarterback on Sunday in Oakland.Coach Hue Jackson said Taylor was limited and there's a chance Drew Stanton will be the backup when Mayfield makes his first NFL start against the Raiders."We will see exactly where that is," Jackson said. "He did not do a lot, so I will make sure that if we do put him out there, that he's ready to go. Obviously, Drew has been there since the situation with Tyrod had happened. We will see where that is. I will know more about that tomorrow."Jackson plans to make a decision on his No. 2 quarterback Friday before the team flies to California.Taylor was in the locker room after practice, but said he couldn't speak with reporters because he had a meeting.The 29-year-old sustained a head injury while taking a pounding during the first half of last week's game against the New York Jets. Mayfield replaced him and guided the Browns to a 21-17 win, their first in 20 games stretching to the 2016 season.Taylor was under siege early on, taking hits on five of Cleveland's first six offensive plays as the line appeared to have several communication breakdowns, which resulted in Jets players getting free shots on the QB.Coordinator Todd Haley said those early mistakes up front led directly to Taylor's rough performance (4 of 14 for 19 yards), and contributed to his injuries."I blame it 100 percent," Haley said. "I know that we are all very excited about Baker. That being said, I just want everybody to know that I think Tyrod has done nothing but a tremendous job and has done nothing but put us in a position to win the first two games. I have been very clear when talking about things that are not always comfortable talking about that we have made too many mental errors. A coach is never proud to say that of his group."That is what we need to do as a group because if we make some of the errors that we have made in all three games, it is not going to matter who is playing. ... It was not a fair situation to put Tyrod in."Haley was effusive in praising Taylor for serving as a model and mentor for Mayfield , the No. 1 overall pick and Cleveland's presumptive franchise leader.During his first season with Cleveland, Haley has been publicly candid when discussing several issues, and cameras captured some of his frank style during scenes on HBO's "Hard Knocks" series which chronicled Browns camp this summer.Because of his affinity for Taylor, Jackson's decision to switch to Mayfield could have been against Haley's wishes. But the former Pittsburgh offensive coordinator would not comment on whether he agreed with the move."I am going to choose to not talk about any of the internal stuff," he said. "I like all of the guys, and I believe in all of the guys. What I will say about Tyrod is he came in and has been a leader from Day 1 of this group and of this entire building."There was not this same excitement and prettiness to it right now, and he was and is a big part of getting this thing continued and going in the right direction because I feel like we are."How this goes around, we have to have all of those guys ready all of the time, and he will be."NOTES: Haley acknowledged that the trick-play, 2-point conversion the Browns executed flawlessly last week was stolen from the Eagles, who ran their "Philly Special" to perfection in the Super Bowl. "I have no shame," he said. "That is the whole league, though. I think you need to have your eyes open." ... DE Myles Garrett called the NFL's roughing-the-passer crackdown "ridiculous" and said he won't risk an injury to avoid a penalty. "I'm not willing to tear something to lay him on the ground like a child," he said.

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