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Nick Chubb Breaks the Browns Record for Longest TD Run in Team History

It’s all coming up roses for the Browns in their Sunday battle with the Atlanta Falcons, and a lot of it is due to their two star rookies – QB Baker Mayfield and running back Nick Chubb.

In the third quarter with the Browns already holding a 21-10 lead, Chubb went on a run, a long run, the longest in Browns history from scrimmage, 92 yards, to open up the scoring to make it 28-10.

The record that Chubb broke belonged to Bobby Mitchell, who raced 90 yards for a score against the Washington Redskins, which came nearly 59 years to the day, November 15th, 1959.

While we don’t have video of that Mitchell run, here’s a look at the Chubb gallop into the record books.

Chiefs at Browns NFL Week Nine Inactives

Here’s the Week 9 inactives for today’s game in Cleveland between the Chiefs and Browns

Chiefs

S Eric Berry
DT Justin Hamilton
LB Justin Houston
OG Kahlil McKenzie
C Mitch Morse
RB Darrel Williams
LB Frank Zombo

Browns

TE Pharaoh Brown
OT Desmond Harrison
S Damarious Randall
LB Joe Schobert
WR Da’Mari Scott
QB Drew Stanton
DE Chad Thomas

Browns Fire First-Year Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley

The firings just keep coming in Berea, as not only has head coach Hue Jackson been shown the door, the Browns have also fired first-year offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Haley was around for just eight games of the regular season, helping the team reach a 2-5-1 record, but the offense has been going backwards the last few weeks, including during the latest three-game losing streak to the Chargers, Bucs and Steelers.

The Browns hired Haley on January 24th, bringing him over after he was fired in the offseason from the Steelers, where he had great success leading Ben Roethlisberger and company to a number of playoff appearances.

There was quite a bit of conflict between Haley and Jackson, some of which was documented this offseason during the teams’ series on ‘Hard Knocks.’

Right away Haley wanted to have first overall pick Baker Mayfield in the starting lineup, but Jackson wanted to have veteran Tyrod Taylor in as the starter.

As things would go, Mayfield was put in the lineup in week three when Taylor went down with a concussion.

After the loss in Tampa after a sluggish first half, Jackson said after the game that he would have more input in the offense, leading to many to think there was going to be even more issues within the coaching staff and Haley and Jackson.

Haley came out this last week, stating that he and Jackson were ‘on the same page.’

Instead of getting better, the Browns offense was awful in Pittsburgh, scoring one TD after a muffed free kick after a safety and a number of penalties, and another in garbage time in the final seconds of the teams’ 33-18 loss.

The Browns offense was ranked 18th in yards after Sunday’s loss, 22nd in yards per game (357.4), 24th in passing yards per game (222.4), 9th in rush yards per game (127.4), and 24th in points per game (21.1).

Report: Haslam Wasn’t Ready to Fire Jackson, Dorsey Gave Him a Good Reason To Pull the Trigger

Now that the gauntlet has been dropped on coach Hue Jackson and his tenure with the Browns, the question everyone wants to know has to do with the details as to when the decision was made, and why make it at this point.

Charles Robinson, Senior NFL reporter for Yahoo, released a couple of tweets after the announcement detailing as to the firing and what went down.

Here’s the two tweets, stating that at first, owner Jimmy Haslam wanted to stay the course, but was talked out of it by GM John Dorsey after hearing about the issues between Jackson and first-year offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Owner Jimmy Haslam was conflicted over blowing up another coach mid-season. Late last night he was leaning toward staying course. But Haslam spoke to GM John Dorsey, who said the Hue/Haley dynamic couldn’t continue. Some decision had to be made for the team.

Another concern for many Browns fans was that of the development of first-round quarterback Baker Mayfield, who has struggled during the teams’ recent three game losing streak in losses to the Chargers, Buccaneers and Steelers.

Sunday against the Steelers Mayfield had his worst day as a pro to this point, hitting on 22-of-36 passes for 180 yards with two touchdowns and one interception and a QB rating of 80.8

Mayfield has eight touchdowns and six interceptions in going 1-4 as a starter, with the win coming over the Ravens 12-9 in overtime back on October 7th.

Robinson tweeted that yes, there was concern about Mayfield, and that the front office did not want him to be involved in the issues between Jackson and Haley.

Significant worry in org from front office was Baker Mayfield getting thrust into the middle of Hue vs. Haley. GM John Dorsey didn’t want Mayfield being pressed for an endorsement of one of the guys or being constantly asked by the media about it the rest of 2018

Browns Fire Head Coach Hue Jackson

SI.com

The move that many Browns fans have been calling for since last season has finally happened, as Monday head coach Hue Jackson was dismissed by the team.

Jackson, as Schefter points out, has this and next year remaining on his contract. So the Browns will be contractually obligated to him through 2019 next season.

The coach went through two of the worst seasons in the history of the game, as the Browns went 1-15 in 2016, and last season didn’t win a game, going 0-16.

The team started the year with a tie against the Steelers, and at one point were 2-2-1, but since then have gone backwards, and after Sunday’s 33-18 blowout in Pittsburgh to the Steelers, the team sits now at 2-5-1.

Over his time with the Browns, Jackson went 3-36-1, and didn’t win a game on the road.

Offensive senior assistant Al Saunders has been named the teams’ interim head coach.

Inactives for the Browns at Steelers NFL Week Eight

Here’s your inactives for today’s game between the Browns and Steelers in Pittsburgh

Steelers

No. 2 QB Mason Rudolph
No. 13 WR James Washington
No. 27 S Marcus Allen
No. 29 CB Brian Allen
No. 72 OT Zach Banner
No. 77 OT Marcus Gilbert
No. 96 DE L.T. Walton

Browns

Browns OC Todd Haley Says ‘All is Well’ Between He and Coach Hue Jackson

All is apparently well in Cleveland between head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley with Haley claiming to reporters on Thursday that “we are all on the same page” according to Herbie Teope of NFL.com

Jackson turned heads when he expressed a desire to become more involved with the offense following the team’s 26-23 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7 but walked the comments back a day later, stating that he had no intention of taking the play-calling duties away from Haley. The two now appear to be experiencing a “kumbayah” moment of perfect harmony if Haley’s remarks on Thursday are any indication.

“I’ve been in this league around a lot of different personalities,” Haley told reporters Thursday. “You know one thing I’ll never be is reactionary. I’m here for one purpose and that’s to help this offense, continue to grow this offense, continue to develop this offense. We’re all on the same page. Nothing has changed.” Haley pointed out Jackson sits in on planning meetings with the offense and defense, a time when ideas are tossed around among staff members. The offensive coordinator also said Jackson’s level of participation and involvement with the offense this week has been the same when compared to previous weeks. And more important during the meetings, Haley is receptive whenever a good suggestion comes up. “I don’t care where a good idea comes from, no different than one of the assistant coaches,” Haley said. “Anybody that has a good idea, we talk about it, see if it fits, see if it works with things we do and the core things that we’ve worked on since the spring, and good ideas go in.”

The reality of the situation despite all the warm feelings is that the Browns sit at 2-4-1 with the talent to have a much better record despite starting a rookie quarterback. Hue Jackson is an embattled head coach who won only one NFL game in the previous two years and is in danger of being axed at any time. And Haley is the most experienced coach on the staff and the guy most likely to replace Jackson on an interim basis if he does get the ax. As Teope says, “The Browns’ coaching staff might be holding hands and singing songs by the campfire for now, but it wouldn’t surprise if grumblings resurfaced if there isn’t immediate improvement.”

Hip Hop Star Snoop Dogg Hits Browns Practice in Berea

One of hip hop music’s biggest stars was in Berea on Wednesday, as the legendary Snoop Dogg hit the practice field with the brown and orange a few days ahead of their matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Snoop (real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.) s a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but that didn’t stop him from enjoying his time with the players in Berea, as well as producing a quick ‘pump up’ video for the Browns official twitter account, which you can see in the two tweets below.