Despite widespread speculation that he could still get fired if he goes 0-16, Hue Jackson is banking on Jimmy Haslam's statement that he's coming back.

"I unequivocally believe without question that what Jimmy Haslam said is what is going to happen here,'' Jackson said Wednesday. "There's nothing that anybody has said to me to make me feel differently.

"It's tough. Being in this situation is hard. I'm sure it's hard for them, too, but hopefully, I've shown them through my work ethic, through our coaching staff's work ethic and how the players have been and how they respond that I'm the right guy to help get this organization to where it needs to be.''

Jackson, whose 1-30 record is the worst start at a franchise for any coach in NFL history, knows "all of the arrows that come at me,'' especially now that former head of football operations Sashi Brown is gone.

"No one ever said this was going to be easy'" he said. "No one ever thought it was going to be this hard, neither. At the same time, we get where we are and what we are trying to accomplish. Like I said before, I think we are closer to it than we are further away from it."

It's been so hard, in fact, that Jackson wouldn't wish this on his colleagues.