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Report: Former Browns coach Hue Jackson says he failed tremendously

Posted: 5:13 PM, Aug 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-22 17:29:16-04
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CLEVELAND — Former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson continues to wrestle publicly with his legacy in Cleveland, telling Sports Illustrated that he "failed tremendously."

Last month, Jackson told a Charlotte radio show that he probably did some of the best coaching when he was in Cleveland. But in a piece now available on SI.com he said: “I failed tremendously, regardless of how you look at it.”

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“I’m not a loser,” he says. “So that bothers me. I’m not built that way. I hate losing, and it hurt every day. It ground me down every freakin’ week.”

He pauses, his face twisted in an involuntary grimace. It still hurts. “Let’s be honest. Right now, that’s what’s on my tombstone.”

Jackson's record as head coach of the Cleveland Browns was 3-36-1.

The article lays out the heartbreaking series of hardships the coach has had to overcome throughout his life. This is a guy who's done his share of suffering, and no matter what you think of him as a coach, his persistence is admirable.

His latest heartbreak: being shunned by the game he loves. The interview itself, no doubt, is meant as a signal that Jackson wants back in.

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BROWNS 2020 OPPONENTS

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BROWNS 2019 SEASON RESULTS

Preseason

WEEK 1 · Thu 08/08 · Browns 30, Redskins 10 (1-0)

WEEK 2 · Sat 08/17 · Browns 21, Colts 18 (2-0)

WEEK 3 · Fri 08/23 · Buccaneers 13, Browns 12 (2-1)

WEEK 4 · Thu 08/29 · Browns 20, Lions 16 (3-1)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · Sun 09/08 · Titans 43, Browns 13 (0-1)

WEEK 2 · Mon 09/16 · Browns 23, Jets 3 (1-1)

WEEK 3 · Sun 09/22 · Rams 20, Browns 13 (1-2)

WEEK 4 · Sun 09/29 · Browns 40, Ravens 25 (2-2)

WEEK 5 · Mon 10/07 · 49ers 31, Browns 3 (2-3)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/13 · Seahawks 32, Browns 28 (2-4)

WEEK 7 Bye

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/27 · Patriots 27, Browns 13 (2-5)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/03 · Broncos 24, Browns 19 (2-6)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/10 · Browns 19, Bills 16 (3-6)

WEEK 11 · Thu 11/14 · Browns 21, Steelers 7 (4-6)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/24 · Browns 41, Dolphins 24 (5-6)

WEEK 13 · Sun 12/01 · Steelers 20, Browns 13 (5-7)

WEEK 14 · Sun 12/08 · Browns 27, Bengals 19 (6-7)

WEEK 15 · Sun 12/15 · Cardinals 38, Browns 24 (6-8)

WEEK 16 · Sun 12/22 · Ravens 31, Browns 15 (6-9)

WEEK 17 · Sun 12/29 · Bengals 33, Browns 23 (6-10)