Starting off a news conference Monday, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson called the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday a "tough blow."
"It is extremely challenging for us because it does get frustrating, but we all must remain positive together and determined," he said. "I know we will all do that. I understand where we are. I understand how people feel about us right now. This team is going to continue to work hard. We are going to continue to stick together because we know that is the only way success will come. We have to continue to work hard. We have to continue to have each other’s backs. That will bring us the success. When that is going to happen, I don’t have that crystal ball but I know it is going to happen. We did not play well yesterday. That is obvious. I know we can play better, and I am committed to us to play better."
Jackson also said he still believes he is the man for the job.
"Trust me, this is tough. I am not going to sit here and tell you that it is not," he said. "I could not tell you that it is not. I have never encountered this, but at the same time, I know what I signed up for. I truly believe I am just the man for the job. That has not shown, and I respect that and I understand how our fans and all feel, but I am not running from this. I am going to run through it, and I am going to deal with it head on. We are going to fix this. That is what I came here to do. You said it, we are in the midst of a lot of past deeds and past things that have gone on, and I get that. We have to get it right, fix it and turn it over and get it to looking the way we want it to look. I have total confidence that we are going to do that as an organization.”