CLEVELAND (AP) — His staff already sunk, Browns coach Hue Jackson is taking the plunge.
Jackson stated Wednesday he’ll make good on his promise to leap in Lake Erie due to his staff’s horrible report. After the Browns went 1-15 final season, Jackson vowed that if Cleveland was ever that dangerous once more he would swim within the lake.
Nicely, the Browns are Zero-15 heading into Sunday’s finale at Pittsburgh.
Time for a dip.
“So how many individuals are leaping within the lake with me?” Jackson playfully requested reporters as he walked to the rostrum “Clearly I’ve received to get moist. I get it. I can choose a day and get everybody on the market, we’ll all be in swimsuits and trunks and snorkels and all that.”
Jackson hasn’t despatched a date for his splashdown, and stated he would make it at his “comfort” — code for in hotter climate.
Clearly, Jackson is not comfortable about having to make the swim. He imagined the Browns can be a lot better this season, however turnovers, accidents, penalties and simply plain dangerous soccer has pushed Cleveland to the cusp of historical past.
With a loss to the Steelers, the Browns will be a part of the 2008 Detroit Lions as the one groups in NFL historical past to lose all 16 video games in a season.
“I do not prefer it, do not love to do it for the explanation why I am having to do it, however I’ve to make do on my phrase,” Jackson stated. “I simply suppose that is what you do. I made a press release, I gotta again it up. That is the kind of particular person I’m, so that is what we have now to do.”
Jackson needs to show his swim right into a constructive by elevating cash for the Hue Jackson Basis, which raises consciousness and helps efforts to fight human trafficking.
“We’ll make it enjoyable,” he stated. “It is for the proper motive. I do not take gentle to issues that I say that I put on the market and I wish to again ’em up. Have not been in a position to, in order that’s a part of it.”