Via Cleveland Browns:
Fresh off Jackson’s introductory press conference, here are the five newsiest items that emerged from a 30-minute session that included Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown.
1. Jackson explains why the Browns, why now and why he didn’t interview with Giants
Reports surfaced Tuesday after Jackson’s second interview with the Browns about a looming interview with the New York Giants. It would have been the third different team making a pitch to Jackson, who also met with the 49ers.
Instead, the only flight Jackson took Wednesday was from Cincinnati to Cleveland, his new home as the Browns’ head coach. [Keep reading – HERE]
2. Jackson ready to evaluate, meet with Johnny Manziel and rest of Browns roster
Asked specifically about what he thought about Manziel’s future, Jackson lumped the quarterback in with the rest of the roster he’ll inherit. It was simply too early for Jackson, who said he didn’t know Manziel or many of the Browns players on a personal level yet, to discuss the makeup of the 2016 squad. [Keep reading – HERE]
3. Jackson not viewing Browns as long-term rebuilding project
When Haslam met with reporters shortly after the Browns’ season-ending loss to the Steelers, he confessed the team was “probably a several-year rebuilding program.”
Jackson joked and smiled when he was made aware of that statement Wednesday but respectfully stressed it wasn’t the mindset he’d take into his first season with the Browns. [Keep reading – HERE]
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