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BEREA Cleveland Browns T-Shirts , Ohio (AP) — Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s vast experience as an NFL coach — and kid — has taught him not to overreact.Stay calm, stay the course.So when coach Hue Jackson said following last week’s overtime loss in Tampa Bay that he wanted to be more involved in Cleveland’s offense — a seemingly pointed shot at his top assistant — Haley said he never blinked.He chalked up Jackson’s remarks to postgame emotions.“Yeah, that’s what it sounded like, and we talked about it,” Haley said Thursday.“This is an emotional game. It is not for everyone. Coaching in the NFL, especially being in that spot, is not for everyone. It is a high-pressure, high-stress job, and we’ve just got to keep doing what we know is right.”Haley, who is in his first season under Jackson following six successful years in Pittsburgh, said he wasn’t bothered by the coach’s comments and welcomes help — from anyone.“I’ve been around a long time in this league, been around a lot of different personalities,” said Haley, whose father, Dick, served as the Steelers director of player personnel for two decades.“One thing that I will never be is reactionary. I am here for one purpose, and that is to help this offense, continue to grow this offense and continue to develop this offense. We are all on the same page. Nothing has changed.”Haley said Jackson’s input has been the same as usual this week as the Browns (2-4-1) prepare to face the Steelers (3-2-1).“He sits in a number of meetings and everybody gives their idea,” Haley said. “When they are good ones, we go with it.”Cleveland’s offense has had some issues, including too many penalties, missed assignments, slow starts and poor finishes.The Browns haven’t scored a touchdown in the first quarter, and they’ve bogged down at key moments, which have resulted in two overtime losses and a tie — with Pittsburgh in Week 1.After the Buccaneers beat the Browns on a 59-yard field goal in OT last week, Jackson admitted he was “fuming” when Cincinnati’s former offensive coordinator declared he would jump in and do whatever was necessary to fix Cleveland’s offensive problems.Jackson didn’t regret saying what he did https://www.brownsfanshop.com/hats , but was concerned Haley might misunderstand his motives.“I do not think I was worried that he would take my comments the wrong way,” said Jackson, who is 3-35-1 in two-plus seasons.“I was worried that he would take what everybody was saying and writing and the way that everybody made it out to be the wrong way. You always have to handle those things very quickly and privately. We did, and we move on. He has been great.”Haley said he’s put the matter with Jackson behind him and is absorbed with developing rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, a young receiving group whose names he often confuses and winning.“My sole focus is on trying to get this offense to be as good as it can as fast as it can as fast as I can,” Haley said. “That is all in the rearview mirror. Everybody is on the same page. Everybody has the same goal in mind. That is to score enough points to win.”Haley also dismissed comments made by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who surmised his former coach was probably not happy with Jackson.“It is all perception,” he said. “I am misunderstood a lot of times. I have learned to accept it, and what matters to me is that these guys respect, do what they are supposed to do and get better. That is what I take pride in.”On Sunday, Haley will make his first bus trip to Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field as the enemy.Raised in a proud Steelers household, he knows all about the rivalry with Cleveland. He’s also been schooled on the importance of blocking out distractions.“I was trained by my father during the season,” he said. “We did not get a newspaper at the house. He would not let the Post-Gazette be delivered in season because he said anything you read may affect what you are trying to do. I was a little kid and that stuck with me.”NOTES: Haley said last week’s trade of running back Carlos Hyde “was a jolt.” The Browns dealt Hyde to Jacksonville two days before their game with the Bucs. … Jackson remains confident C JC Tretter (ankle) and Damarious Randall (groin/ankle) will play Sunday. Randall, who has moved from free safety to cornerback, had high praise for Steelers WRs Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster. “I’m a big fan of both of them,” he said. “I love the way they play the game — toughness, grit and fight that they have each and every play.” CINCINNATI (AP) — As the touchdown passes quickly piled up, Baker Mayfield felt like he was back at Oklahoma leading his team to another freewheeling win.His new team — the Cleveland Browns — are starting to feel a bit like it's the good old days, too.Mayfield set a Browns rookie record with four touchdown passes in another growing-up-fast performance, and Cleveland ended one of the NFL's longest streaks of road futility on Sunday with a 35-20 victory over the hapless Cincinnati Bengals, who lost quarterback Andy Dalton to a thumb injury. Cleveland (4-6-1) won on the road for the first time since 2015, emphatically snapping a streak of 25 straight road losses that was one shy of the Lions' NFL record. The Browns also ended a run of seven straight losses to their intrastate rival after trading trash talk on the field beforehand."We're tired of being disrespected," safety Jabrill Peppers said. "Before the game, they said, ‘Why are you talking? You play for the Browns.' What does that even mean?"Just as unabashed Browns safety Damarious Randall had predicted, it wasn't even close.The Browns surged ahead 28-0 as former head coach Hue Jackson watched helplessly from the opposite sideline. Jackson couldn't win with the Browns — only three victories in two-plus seasons. Nor could he beat them as a special defensive assistant with the Bengals (5-6) Cleveland Browns Hoodie , who lost for the fifth time in six games.The Browns were bothered by the sight of their former coach on the other sideline plotting against them."Somebody who was in our locker room is asking us to play for him, and then he goes to a different team," said Mayfield, who didn't say much to Jackson when they met on the field after the game.By that point, words weren't really necessary.Randall had predicted during the week that if Bengals receiver A.J. Green didn't play, the Browns would dominate. Green was out again with a toe injury, and Randall had a hand in making his prediction hold up.He picked off Dalton in the second quarter, ran out of bounds and handed the ball to Jackson , who was fired last month by the Browns. Jackson responded by tapping him on the helmet."He just said thank you for the ball," Randall said.Mayfield was at the center of it all, completing 14 of 18 passes as the Browns surged ahead by 21 points. He was coming off his best game, a three-TD performance during a 28-16 win over Atlanta that sent Cleveland into its bye week.Mayfield finished 19 of 26 for 258 yards as the Browns essentially ran out the clock in the second half, when he threw only four passes. The first half reminded him of his high-scoring games at Oklahoma."A little bit, yeah," he said. "Everything seemed to be working. But that's the way we want it here in Cleveland." Dalton hurt the thumb on his passing hand while trying to recover a fumble in the third quarter and didn't return. He was still being evaluated after the game. The Browns turned the fumble recovery into Mayfield's fourth TD pass for a 35-7 lead. Dalton was 10 of 17 for 100 yards with a touchdown and an interception.From the opening drive, it was all Cleveland. The Browns' 28 first-half points were their most since 1991, when they scored 31 against the Colts."It hurts," Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd said. "It hurts a lot."BREAKTHROUGH WINCleveland's last road win was 33-30 in overtime at Baltimore on Oct. 11, 2015. The Browns have won consecutive games for the first time since 2014. They've won back-to-back games by double digits for the first time since 2013.MAYFIELD'S EMERGENCEMayfield has thrown for multiple touchdowns in each of his last five starts, the first Browns rookie to accomplish the feat. He's the first Browns quarterback to throw for at least three TDs in consecutive games since Derek Anderson in 2007. In eight starts, he has thrown 17 TD passes, the most by a Browns rookie.CAN'T TOUCH THISIn his last two games, Mayfield hasn't been sacked while throwing seven TD passes without an interception.GETTING STARTEDThe Browns scored a touchdown on their opening drive for the first time in 14 games. It was the third straight game the Bengals allowed an opening touchdown.CHUBB KEEPS ROLLINGCleveland running back Nick Chubb had another big day, running 1 yard for a touchdown and catching a 14-yard TD pass over Brandon Wilson. He is the fourth rookie in NFL history to have a rushing and a receiving TD in consecutive games.INJURIESBrowns: Cleveland came out of its bye week as healthy as it's been all season.Bengals: CB Dre Kirkpatrick also was inactive with shoulder injury. LT Cordy Glenn was out with a back injury, and fill-in Jake Fisher hurt his back late in the first half. CB Tony McRae suffered a concussion in the third quarter and gave two thumbs-up as he was wheeled off the field.UP NEXTThe Browns play at Houston on Sunday.The Bengals host the Broncos on Sunday.
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