Dip time: Browns coach backs up promise to jump in Lake Erie


Hue Jackson is a man of his word and plans to keep the promise he made last season about jumping in Lake Erie.

Jackson said a year ago he would be "swimming" in Lake Erie if the Browns went 1-15 again. The pronouncement came a day after he fired head of football operations Sashi Brown and included in the news release that Jackson would be back.

"I don't like it, don't like to do it for the reason why I'm having to do it, but I have to make do on my word", Jackson said.

"I made a statement and I gotta to back it up".

"That (jump is) going to be at my convenience and hopefully I can get a lot of people to come out", Jackson said.

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Thomas said he is postponing a decision until after the season because he didn't want to be a distraction to the Browns, who are one loss away from becoming the second 0-16 team in league history. "I can't go by what everybody else thinks or what everybody else wants".

Now set to take on the winless Browns in Pittsburgh's season finale this upcoming weekend, Haden took time out of his schedule to both shout out Browns fans and throw shade in the direction of his former team. I do get that.

However, Jackson, whose relationship with Brown crumbled as the losses piled up, said he and Dorsey are united. Every game we go into is never a situation in which we feel as if we are behind due to a gameplan. The forecast today in Cleveland calls for snow showers and a high of 18 degrees.

Jackson said he would make the lake jump a charitable event, with all proceeds going to the Hue Jackson Foundation, an organization fighting human trafficking in Cleveland. "I can only go by the people who employ me, who believe in what I'm trying to do here and what I believe they are trying to do here". So we'll make it fun. "I haven't been able to".