Freddie Kitchens will be named new Browns head coach later today, per sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 9, 2019
First of all yes, I know, I am putting pen to paper twice in one day. Fairly reckless. Nonetheless….
Secondly, I don’t have a ton to add to this other than the headline. THE BROWNS DID NOT COMPLETELY FUCK THIS UP. The guy who has seemingly made Baker Mayfield a competent NFL starter is going to be named the head coach. Freddie Kitchens will become the latest in a string of “young QB guru” HC hires such as Sean McVay. If the Browns can now add a half decent D-Coordinator to oversee the plethora of talent they have on that side of the ball Cleveland might have a competent football team. REREAD THAT SENTENCE.
I am honestly awestruck that one of the most out-to-lunch franchises in pro sports made such a safe, solid decision operationally. It borderline does not make sense, possibly even stinking to high heaven.
But let Cleveland have this for now. Cheers, Browns fan.