PITTSBURGH -- Jimmy Haslam hasn't lost faith in his Cleveland Browns.
Haslam vowed that coach Hue Jackson will not be fired despite losing every game this season.
“I think we have the best fans in the NFL, and when we win Hue Jackson will be their hero. I'm convinced of that,” Haslam said shortly after the Browns lost to the Pittsburg Steelers on Sunday. “It's all about winning and losing. Until we start winning we're gonna catch a lot of grief, and we deserve it.”
He added that Jackson has what it takes to make the Browns great.
“If you go back two years ago, I think Hue was one of the hottest assistant coaches out there. I don't think Hue has lost his magic on how to call plays or how to run an offense or how to coach a team. I think it's our job, John [Dorsey] and his group to get him the players to do so. I'm not saying this is gonna be easy, but I am confident we will do this. Some of you don't know us that well. We do not give up easy. We're not gonna give up. Is it disappointing? Hell yeah it's disappointing. Is it discouraging? To a certain point, but we're gonna get this done.”
And when it comes to the fans, Haslam apologized for the “poor job” he's done as owner.
“Our record is unacceptable, and we accept full responsibility for that.”