Browns coach Hue Jackson doused widespread speculation that he could still land in Cincinnati as his good friend Marvin Lewis' successor, now that Lewis has told the Bengals he's done after this season. "I've kind of known about Marvin,'' Jackson said after Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Ravens that dropped the Browns to 0-14. "Obviously, we all know that Marvin is a close friend, but trust me, I'm not running from this. I've never gone any place and left it worse than when I found it. I'm going to be here, and I need to get this fixed as fast as I can because it' important.'' Jackson stressed that there's only one Ohio team on his mind. "It is important to me to help these players, help this organization and this city become what I believe we can become,'' he said. "I have too many things going on here. I can't worry about what's happening in Cincinnati." According to Cincinnati.com, Lewis caught the Bengals off guard by notifying them he's done after his 15th season, even though his contract is about to expire. ESPN reported he'll consider other head coaching jobs and front office positions. Would Jackson try to bring Lewis on board here in the personnel department? "I'd take Marvin in any way I can take him,'' said Jackson, who was hired by Lewis as a secondary and assistant special teams coach after he was fired by the Raiders in 2011 after going 8-8. "I know what Marvin is, but again, I don't want to get into all of those things.
Hue Jackson on speculation he'll replace Marvin Lewis: I'm not running from the Browns
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Dec 18