Hue Jackson questions Todd Haley, say Browns offense 'is not playing well'

Hue Jackson questions Todd Haley, say Browns offense 'is not playing well'

The relationship between Browns head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley may come to a head during practice this week.

Following a 26-23 overtime loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday, Jackson, a former OC with the Bengals, Raiders, Falcons and Redskins, expressed frustration with his offense and said he will “do what I feel I need to do to get this team where it needs to be.”

“(Haley) is the playcaller,” Jackson told reporters. “Trust me when I say I’m not trying to create any issue here, but I think if the offense is not playing well, and we haven’t over a period of time, being a head coach and an offensive guy who’s done this, I think I have every right as a head coach to jump in and see if I can help and assist and get this thing to where I think it needs to be, because we need to be better on offense. And if that’s my specialty, then I need to be involved more and I will be.”

Cleveland gained 305 total yards against Tampa Bay, more than 50 yards below its season average of 357.4 — which ranks 21st in the NFL.

“I feel like I have to (get more involved). And I want to,” Jackson said. “That’s what I know, so I’m not going to continue to watch something that I know how to do keep being that way. That’s just the truth. I mean, that’s nothing against anybody in our building. I just think that’s what I do, and I think I need to be a little bit more involved.”

Jackson said Haley has called every offensive play this season but didn’t guarantee that would remain the case.

Cleveland (2-4-1) remains on the road next week with a divisional matchup against the Steelers (3-2-1).