Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has been candid discussing his team’s struggles this season. He hasn’t been afraid to get into detail regarding their 0-13 start to the season. Heck, Jackson has made it a point to call out Browns players through the media.
So if we were looking for the first-year Browns head coach to coddle Robert Griffin III, that’s simply not going to happen.
Following a disastrous return to the lineup last week that saw him throw for 104 yards in a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, RGIII received a bit of the criticism that’s come to define Jackson’s first season in Cleveland.
“There needs to be a jump in performance,” Jackson said, via The Chronicle. “I can understand last week, but I do not want to see it happen again this week. You have a game under your belt. You have practices under your belt. Now, you need to go play well. I expect that everything will be better from that standpoint.”
When you’re 0-13, it’s rather obvious that quarterback play is one of the paramount issues in your struggles. Cleveland has been forced to watch five different quarterbacks take snaps under center this season. Combined, they have put up 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
The hope with RGIII was that he’d be able ignite the offense after missing the previous 11 games due to a shoulder injury. And while Jackson seems willing to give him a pass last week, the same can’t be said going up against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.