Hue Jackson embarrassed by Browns' bad snap

Browns coach Hue Jackson might just now be realizing what an uphill climb he has in Cleveland.

After the team let center Alex Mack walk this offseason -- a decision I agreed with given that a Pro Bowl center on this team would be a luxury item they couldn't afford -- they knew it was time to develop 2015 first-round pick Cam Erving into the long-term answer.

Erving ended up firing a snap over Robert Griffin III's head against the Eagles on Sunday, which provided the Eagles with the breathing room they needed to pull away.

"I don't know if you get too many chances to keep snapping it over the quarterback's head," Jackson said Monday, via "I think he knows that. It is unfortunate. It is something that can't happen in a game. It is embarrassing, and it is not right. But at the same time, I think for the negative that Cam did, he is doing some good things, too. Early in the game, for the most part, our protection was flawless.

He added: "Cam is working at it, I'm sure. We are going to do everything we can to help fix that. I don't want to coach the center and the quarterback snap, but if I have to take my jacket off and go down there and start coaching it, then I am going to."

This is one of the main reasons the Browns hired Jackson in the first place. He's direct and sometimes his criticism can be biting, but he always leaves people feeling better about themselves. We're just not sure if he understood how far and wide these talents would be needed across the roster.

With a game coming up against the division-rival Ravens on Sunday at home, there would be no better solvent for all the budding problems than a win. That is much easier said than done, but for a coach like Jackson who has his work cut out for him, a little positivity can go a long way.

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