Speculation grows, and many fans hope, that Haslam will change his mind and fire his fourth coach since 2012.
With last Sunday's 20-3 setback to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, the Browns dropped to 0-15 for the first time in franchise history, and their 16th consecutive loss dating back to last season's finale gave the organization to a league-worst 1-30 mark since the opening game of 2016. Of course they're going to be cold, but if Jackson were to jump in Lake Erie on the following Monday, the high temperature is expected to be 13 degrees, with a low of three, and snow showers as well. 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. It is tough. Being in this situation is hard. "I got to back it up". "There will be some people down there to rescue me pretty quickly".
It's a different story with the Browns' DeShone Kizer, who's been in and out of more ditches than a duck. "No one ever thought it was going to be this hard, neither".
Jackson stressed that dynamic as the Browns prepare for their arch rival and glean bright spots from an otherwise frustrating and sometimes dispiriting campaign.
Haslam said he believed Jackson and new general manager John Dorsey would work well together.
"I've never quit at anything", he said.
"You can't sugarcoat it", Jackson said. "I really thank them for that because I could not sit up here if I did not have their support". I felt the play was blocked well also.
As the season has wound down, the losses have piled up and Brown isn't around to share in the blame, criticism of Jackson has skyrocketed.
"Everybody can have their opinion", he said. "I'm just being very honest with you", he said.
"I got to", he said. "I get that. I made a statement, I've got to back it up". I think my words don't have any value now.More news: Can Mariah Carey Bounce Back from Last New Year's Eve Mishap?
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"We'll make it fun", he said.
"I think what we have seen in this building from Hue is a man who is an excellent leader, a great teacher, a great coach".
He reiterated he won't choose to leave the Browns. I don't feel I did anything special.
Jackson pointed to the league's youngest roster and worst turnover differential (minus-28) as the main reasons for all the losing.
"Crowell took it and moved on, " said Johnson.
Money raised for the event would go toward The Hue Jackson Foundation, which was created to fight human trafficking in Cleveland. "We have been through it for the last two years, but I truly believe we are at the end of that rainbow".
First-round draft pick Patrick Mahomes II will make his National Football League debut at quarterback for the Chiefs when they play an otherwise meaningless game against the Broncos on Sunday.
Jackson understands and respects why there is some outcry about Haslam's decision to keep him.
"We've got the right people here", he said. "Just continuing to get better each week and learn from my mistakes".