Hue Jackson press conference - 9/29

On if all signs point to DB Joe Haden being ready to play on Sunday:

"He was out there running around today so we will see where he is this weekend, but I feel good about it. I really do. You know how these things go. I will get with our medical staff and see exactly where he is before we say one way or the other."

On if OL Austin Reiter is an option to start at C on Sunday:

"There is a chance. We could do a lot of different things as we get down to the end of the week. He has done a good job. He is a guy that has played center that knows how to play the position. He has done a good job since he has been here. I haven't made any decisions just exactly which way we are going, but there is a chance he could play."

On if the Browns are getting what they need out of DB Tramon Williams Sr.:

"Yeah, I think so. He has played well when he has played. Obviously, he has the shoulder, the AC (joint) situation. Tramon and I think all of our veteran guys have done a good job thus far."

On how Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden is involved with the team's offense with Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay:

"If I know Jay, he is heavily involved because he is one of the best at what he does. I would think Jay has a lot of influence. I don't know that he is calling the plays. I don't know that. I know the jobs that we do are very demanding so sometimes you have to make sure you have somebody you trust. I'm sure that is the relationship that he has with McVay. Jay is good at what he does, and if he is not calling them, he has a heavy influence on exactly what they are doing."

On Gruden liking the passing game:

"Oh, he likes to throw the ball. There is no question about that. He understands the passing game extremely well, and he puts his players in position to succeed. That is his background. He has done a good job that way."

On if he knew Gruden really well before he returned to Cincinnati:

"No, I knew of him. I worked with his brother before with John (Gruden). I knew John extremely well but met him personally when I went to go coach in Cincinnati. Obviously, he did a great job there, which led to him getting the Redskins job. He is a really good coach, and he knows what he is doing. He knows offense as well as anybody that I know."

On what makes Redskins DB Josh Norman a special player:

"He is very competitive, he is long, he is sudden and he is quick. He likes to play. I don't think he likes when people catch the ball on him. He is one of the best cornerbacks in this league. He knows how to take receivers out of the games. It will be a good challenge for us."

On if he will talk to WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. about preparing for Norman, who can 'get under WRs skin':

"No, I haven't. I think Terrelle understands that we have to do what is best for our team. We can't get into any personal battles. It is not about Terrelle Pryor and Josh Norman. It is really about the Cleveland Browns and the Washington Redskins. That is what we have talked about as a team. It is not about any of those other personal matchups. I think Terrelle will do what is right. I think our whole team will, and that is what I expect our guys to do.

On if QB Josh McCown is able to rehab his shoulder injury or if it is just a matter of giving it time to heal:

"There is rehab, obviously. There are things to do, but I think we will know more about it as he gets more checkups and those type of things. I think we are close to getting some more information about exactly where he is and we will kind of go from there."

On if he considered bringing Pryor to Cincinnati last season after he was released by Cleveland:

"Very honestly, I did, but my thought of bringing him on is when (Bengals QB) Andy (Dalton) got hurt but he was already back here. If I'm not mistaken, it was a week after Andy had gotten hurt. He hurt his hand and they signed him back here. I was like, 'Oh my gosh' because I did. I know Terrelle and thought at that time if he was available, he could have come and help us, but it didn't work out that way."

On why the Bengals didn't sign Pryor as a WR earlier, given his familiarity with Pryor:

"We never had him there as a receiver. We only had him there as a quarterback. At that time, I knew that is what he truly wanted to do. I didn't feel very comfortable asking a guy, that was his dream, 'Will you switch positions and go play?' I thought the best thing for us to do at that time was to let him go chase his dream, which was trying to play quarterback. I never knew that he was truly going to make the decision to switch over and play receiver. Obviously, it worked out to where we've gotten a chance to bond again that way."

On why NFL team didn't sign Pryor as a WR after he transitioned to the position and was released by Cleveland:

"For me, personally, I just think I didn't know where he was in that process in playing receiver. On that team at that time, we had guys who played the position and knew how to do it. I didn't know how far along he was or not at that time."

On if Pryor playing QB would have occurred if McCown or QB Robert Griffin III were still playing:

"Oh yeah, all those things have been practiced.

On not using Pryor at QB earlier in the season:

"We didn't need him at that time. It was too early. I needed to find out some other things about other people. What we are doing, eventually, our offense will… I don't even think we have played our offense yet to be really honest with everybody. I have said that from Day 1. We normally don't huddle. I don't know that we have truly had one snap of the offense that I envision for our football team because we have been playing with different quarterbacks as we have gone through this. I think you guys all know that from week to week, we have had to do what we have had to do to put an offense out there. My disappointment is we haven't played the way I think we can play yet because I don't think we have even come close to the offense that I want us to be. Hopefully, in the future as we get some continuity here and some people can stay healthy and we get some people back, we can start being what I envision us being on offense."

On clarifying the Browns offense normally would not huddle:

"No, we don't. We are a team that doesn't huddle."

On why the Browns don't huddle:

"Because I think it gives us an advantage. I think it puts the defense on their heels a little bit and makes the defensive coordinator play in a different style and a different fashion, but we haven't been able to do that thus far."

On if the Browns need a veteran QB to execute a no-huddle offense:

"Oh, no, I didn't say that. No, I think when you are changing so much, it is easier to do a few things and try to do those things well as opposed to doing a whole bunch of things. Hopefully here soon, we will get to be who we can be as we move forward."

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