BEREA, Ohio--'You ain't seen nothing yet.'
Those might be the lyrics to a tune from a 1974 hit by Bachman-Turner Overdrive but according to Hue Jackson the Browns haven't run the offense he envisioned when he became the Browns coach--primarily due to continuity at quarterback.
When asked why Terrelle Pryor wasn't used in the 'wildcat' prior to last week, Jackson said because they didn't need to.
“We didn’t need him at that time," Jackson said. "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," he said. "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."
Jackson said he has been disappointed the offense hasn't been able to do what he wants it to do.
"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," he said. "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.”
Jackson said when the offense is running the way he wants it to, the Browns will primarily not use a huddle.
“No, we don’t," he said. "We are a team that doesn’t huddle.
“Because I think it gives us an advantage," he said. "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.”
Pryor has been around Jackson since 2011 when he was a quarterback for the Raiders and he knows there will be more creativity coming.
"There's a lot more to Hue's offense,"Pryor said. "I know he's excited to get there someday soon."
Williams Doubtful, Haden, Campbell Questionable: DB Tramon Williams (shoulder) as listed as doubtful on the injury report, while DB Joe Haden (groin) and DB Ibraheim Campbell (hamstring) are listed as questionable, meaning they have a 50 percent chance of playing on Sunday. With Williams likely out, it means that rookie DB Brian Boddy-Calhoun and DB Tracy Howard will likely see more action, especially if Haden is still out. Boddy-Calhoun had an interception returned for a touchdown in his first game last week.
They're Out: TE Seth DeValve (knee) has been ruled out along with DL Carl Nassib (hand), WR Corey Coleman (hand), OL Cameron Erving (chest/lung) and LB Nate Orchard (ankle). Jackson said DeValve is "week to week" after getting injured at practice.
“It was in practice and don’t know that for sure," Jackson said about DeValve. "Right now, I think it is kind of week to week, but we will see how it goes, see where he is.”
A possibility is to promote TE Connor Hamlett from the practice squad.
On Gordon: At Jackson's press conference Friday, Jackson was hit with a lot of questions on WR Josh Gordon, who is entering a rehab center. After a few questions, Jackson said that he was done with talking about Gordon.
"Again, none of that matters right now," he said. "He is not… Again, I’m not going to answer anymore Josh Gordon comments or questions. I’m done with it. I’m going to coach our team that is here. That is what I want to do. No more questions about Josh Gordon.”
OL Shuffle?: Jackson said there have been no decisions if there will be any changes on the offensive line. OL Alvin Bailey started at right guard last week but was arrested earlier in the week for an OVI. Earlier in the week, Jackson said he wasn't sure if he would start this week.
“Not yet. I will get to that probably (Saturday) before we have our mock game," he said. "Obviously, you know the guys that have potential to play. A lot of those spots will still be the same, and we will see how everything else unfolds.”
Candidates are rookie OL Spencer Drango and OL Austin Reiter if Bailey is held out.
Jackson was asked if changes were made, if it was due to play or to possible discipline.
“That is a good question," he said. "I like the way you posed that (laughter). We will see. It could be one or the other. I like that. That was good.”