Jackson reportedly had planned to meet with ownership Monday in hopes of taking the offensive play-calling from Haley and possibly seeking endorsement from them to fire the offensive coordinator. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the expected move.
According to reports, the head coach of the Cleveland Browns has been fired. They tied Pittsburgh in Week 1, but were beaten 33-18 on Sunday by the Steelers.
Jackson, 53, went 8-8 in his sole season in charge of the Oakland Raiders in 2011, making his overall National Football League record 11-44-1. Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski and Mike Pettine all met the same demise. Saunders was the Chiefs' assistant head coach and offensive coordinator from 2001-05.
Jackson is the fourth head coach since the end of the 2012 season owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam have fired. The Haslams stuck by Jackson despite a 1-15 record in his first season and then after the Browns lost all 16 games last season, joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as only the second team in league history to go 0-16.
Dorsey doesn't have reason to worry about that scenario anymore, however, as Haley also was sacked Monday afternoon.
First Hue Jackson, now Todd Haley.
Hours out from the firing of Jackson by the Browns, the question remains: who will be the coaching staff in Cleveland by the time the day is through?