Browns President Mike Holmgren meets with the media

BEREA, Ohio - Browns team President Mike Holmgren addressed the media Monday afternoon in Berea. Holmgren touched on a number of different topics, including his job status.

"I have never quit anything in my life, but whatever happens, happens," Holmgren said.

Holmgren enters his third year of the rebuilding of the Browns and even he was surprised by the fact this year's squad has 15 rookies on the roster.

"It has startled me. It's a pretty young group, but no one cares to hear that excuse. I hope we can make up for our youth with our enthusiasm and hard work," Holmgren said.

Trent Richardson returned to practice Monday and Holmgren is very excited to see the team's first round pick back but still cautious that he missed so much of camp because of surgery.

"If he did not miss camp, he would for sure have had a lot of touches in the season opener," Holmgren said.

Holmgren also spoke about Colt McCoy being kept as the quarterback to backup a rookie who replaced him. 

"I love him, he is a great kid, but my biggest concern was to see how he was going to handle the situation and he did a great job," Holmgren said.

Holmgrens press conference lasted about 40 minutes and touched on a variety of topics including how he approached opening day games as a coach and how much importance he put on the first game as a table setter for the season. Holmgren mentioned every game is important but when he coached he didn't feel the season was a loss if his teams lost the first game, saying "The season is a marathon not a sprint".






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