Hue Jackson has the unenviable task of being the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. That means he has to pick a quarterback who will inevitably be replaced later in the season. This week Jackson decided to go with rookie Deshone Kizer over expensive import Brock Osweiler. The decision-making process may have broken Jackson’s brain. Watch.
Having ideas based on feelings is a good thing. This will be his most sound reasoning about the quarterback situation all week.
Most coaches speak in cliches. Jackson makes them up. Like a bed. Which he was apparently in. With his quarterback? The preseason is obviously way too long.
After Kizer was named the starting quarterback for the Browns’ third preseason game, he had a rocky first day, came back strong on Thursday. Let’s see what coach had to say about it. Via PFT:
“I see an uptick in making sure that the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted,” Jackson told reporters on Thursday. “He had a really good practice today. . . . [T]oday, he acted like the DeShone I know and took the bull by the horns and had a heck of a practice.”
Hue Jackson went from having thoughts about thoughts to making up brand new cliches to complete autopilot in a matter of days. By the time the Browns are eliminated from the playoff hunt in mid-October his responses may be completely binary.