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Browns fans, critics react to team hiring Freddie Kitchens as head coach

10 January, 2019, 11:17 | Author: Delia Walker
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To what should be all of Cleveland's relief, it was reported that Freddie Kitchens will be promoted to head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

Williams took over a Browns team that was 2-5-1 to start the year and put them in playoff contention by December.

Kitchens, 44, interviewed with the Browns on Monday, and interim head coach Gregg Williams also interviewed for the job last week.

That fear of losing Kitchens to another team clearly played a role in Dorsey's decision to make hire him for the job, however it may have driven away the franchise's top candidate as well.

After conducting interviews with seven candidates in seven days, general manager John Dorsey and members of the team's search committee, which includes owner Jimmy Haslam, were not expected to meet with anyone on Tuesday and could be evaluating their next move.




Kitchens becomes the 17th head coach in the history of the Browns and the ninth head coach since the re-birth of the Browns in 1999.

Kitchens is the fourth coach hired by the Haslams since they bought the team in 2012.

In late November, I wrote a tape piece on the differences Kitchens' offensive concepts made to the Browns, and how wonderful it was that he was able to install a fully-formed, radically diverse offense in the middle of the season that set every defense it faced on edge.

Mayfield completed 68.4 percent of his passes in his final eight games, tossing 18 touchdowns and making the Browns a fun offense in the process. "Cleveland and I get along well". One name that could return is special teams coordinator Amos Jones, who spent time with Kitchens in Arizona on the Cardinals.

The Browns have had 10 different head coaches since the franchise reentered the National Football League in 1999, and two have been interim head coaches.

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