January 13, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Browns make it official, name Hue Jackson head coach
The Cleveland Browns made it official, hiring former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator and Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson as head coach. “It’s very exciting for us to name Hue Jackson as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns,” owner Jimmy Haslam said. “He embodies all the qualities that will provide strong leadership for our football team. He is highly experienced, deeply passionate about winning, and relentless in trying to find ways to put his players in the best position to succeed. He possesses that unique ability to reach the entire locker room in a way that demands accountability while getting the buy-in and team-first mentality that leads to positive results. I think our players will love playing for him. Dee and I warmly welcome Hue and his family to Cleveland.” “What a tremendous honor and privilege to be the head coach of the Cleveland Browns and a part of the Dawg Pound,” Jackson said. “I’m so looking forward to it and have so many people to thank. Obviously Jimmy and Dee Haslam for this opportunity, going through the process of meeting Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta. What an exciting time to have an opportunity to work with people like that. I’m a very enthusiastic person. I exert a lot of energy in coaching. I love coaching all aspects of it: offense, defense and special teams. "I’ve had an opportunity to be involved in all of it. At the end of the day, we’re going to do a great job of hiring a great staff. I think what our fans will be proud of and excited about is we’re going to be a football team that’s going to play very excited football. We’re going to be passionate about what we do and we understand there’s a lot of work involved in order to meet our goals.” Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.