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Hue Jackson says he will call offensive plays for Browns

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Newly hired Browns coach Hue Jackson joins Mike & Mike to address his plans for the upcoming season and to explain how he will handle certain players like QB Johnny Manziel. (1:42)

Hue Jackson will call the offensive plays for the Cleveland Browns, he said on Sirius XM radio on Friday.

"Right now in my mind, I don't really plan on having an offensive coordinator, because I want to reserve that right to call plays,'' Jackson said. "That's something that's gotten me this job, so it's something that you're an expert at. You want to continue to work at that and keep that in your pocket so you can use it to help your team.''

At his initial news conference, Jackson made clear what calling plays means to him.

"I love calling plays," he said. "I do, but I'm going to do whatever I think is the right thing for this organization. Obviously we're going to look to find the best coaches that we can in the world to come here and coach.

"If that means Hue Jackson needs to slide over and give someone else that opportunity, then I will, but I know I will always be itching and scratching and wanting to do it because I think I have a pretty good feel of what it takes to be successful in this league."

Jackson has reached out to former Colts coordinator Pep Hamilton and Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson about joining his staff.

Wilson would be the Browns' run game coordinator, but to take the job he would have to be released by the Vikings. Wilson was the Steelers' running backs coach from 2007 to 2013.

Hamilton has been contacted to be the team's assistant head coach/offense, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Hamilton was removed from the Colts' coordinator job in November and replaced by former Browns coach Rob Chudzinski.

The structure Jackson has discussed clearly sounds as though he will run the passing game and call plays, with Hamilton and Wilson doing much of the week's preparation that a head coach would not have time to do.

Jackson informed last year's coordinator, John DeFilippo, that he would not be retained, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. DeFilippo has interviewed with the Rams and 49ers. Special teams coach Chris Tabor will be back.