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Browns HOF RB Jim Brown Defends Former Coach Hue Jackson; Says the Bitter Feelings Need to End

It was an interesting day on Sunday concerning the back and forth between former Browns players and former head coach Hue Jackson, with the most obvious odd interaction being between quarterback Baker Mayfield and Jackson after the game.

Today, TMZ Sports ran a story on the subject, as they chatted with Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown, who says that the bitterness between the Browns and Jackson needs to come to an end.

Here’s the story from TMZ with comments from Brown:

Jim Brown is going to bat for Hue Jackson … telling TMZ Sports the bitterness toward Cleveland’s ex-head coach needs to end.

Of course, Hue took only a few days to join up with the Browns’ rivals — the Bengals — after he got canned in Cleveland … and dudes like Baker Mayfield were REALLY upset about it.

But, Jim tells us the QB and others shouldn’t be … saying Hue made “a good move.”

“No bitterness with him. He’s got a job right away. It tells you that he had a value. But, it didn’t work out with him and the Browns. That’s it.”

As for Baker’s snub of the coach after Cleveland beat Cincinnati on Sunday … Jim sees no controversy there, saying Mayfield just got caught up in the moment of competition.

“When you’re getting ready for a game, you’re getting ready for a game. You’re not trying to make friends.”

As for the Browns themselves … Jim can see a playoff game in their future this season — IF they do just one unlikely thing.

The Browns are 4-6-1 and sitting at the bottom of the AFC North — but they’re definitely NOT mathematically eliminated … only 3 games out of 1st place.

They’ve got 5 games left — facing the Texans, Panthers, Bengals, Broncos and Ravens.

Could they win out and clinch a post-season berth? Hey, stranger things have happened …

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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