Todd Haley to Become Browns OC, Take Play-Calling from Hue Jackson

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley watches warm ups before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Pittsburgh Sunday Dec. 31 2017

If the Browns take a young quarterback at the top of the draft, losing Jackson could hinder a prospect's development, so bringing in Haley as a back-up could create continuity while also allowing Dorsey to get his coach in there if the losing continues.

He's most definitely an upgrade over what we saw with Jackson calling plays over the past two seasons. However, rumors of tension between Roethlisberger and Haley may have ultimately led to his dismissal from the team. The former Kansas City Chiefs head coach and Pittsburgh Steelers coordinator was cut loose after his latest contract in Steel City ran out, making him a free agent hire.

In 2017, the Steelers finished in the top 10 in several key offensive categories, including total yards (third), yards per play (seventh), net passing yards per game (third), third down efficiency (second), and points per game (eighth). Brown was first in the National Football League with 1,533 yards on 101 receptions, and caught 9 TD passes.

At this point in time, I'm putting it in pencil that the Cleveland Browns are going to take Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen with the first overall pick. The 2008 Cardinals lost to the Steelers in the Super Bowl. He also became the fastest player in National Football League history to reach 3,000 rushing yards and 1,500 receiving yards in his career (38 games).

Jackson, who has handled play-calling duties the last two seasons, previously interviewed Houston quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan and fired New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo about the job.

Why did the Steelers part ways with Haley?

Jackson did not hire an offensive coordinator when he took the job, choosing to handle the play-calling duties himself but after a winless season that has dropped the franchise to historically terrible levels of futility and ineptitude, he's had a change of heart. And in doing so, Hue Jackson will enlist in the aid of a former foe.



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