Cleveland Browns prepare to open season against Philadelphia Eagles
BEREA, Ohio– The Cleveland Browns were busy on the practice field on Monday as they get ready for their season opener.
The Browns play the Eagles on Sept. 11 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Head coach Hue Jackson didn’t seem concerned with the Eagles naming Carson Wentz as the starting quarterback.
“Honestly, it is not really about Philadelphia. It is really about our football team. They are going to do what they do and we have to do what we have to do. We are just trying to get better and get ready to play in a big game on Sunday,” Jackson told reporters Monday afternoon.
The coach said Cleveland QB Robert Griffin III and the rest of the Browns will be ready to play.
This is Jackson’s first season as head coach since 2011 when he was with the Oakland Raiders.
“I think I’m a lot calmer. I thought I was about to lose my mind the first time I did this. I think I get it now. I understand the process of it and understand really what we are trying to accomplish, which really keeps you calm during the week,” Jackson said.
“I’m very grateful for my mom and my dad for instilling that in me because at the end of the day, if you don’t believe in yourself, it is not up to everybody else to believe in you, you have to believe in yourself. I try and really believe in what we are doing here and how we are doing it. We just have to go prove it and do it on a consistent basis.”