Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens, who was promoted to head coach in the offseason after the team fired Hue Jackson, came into the season with high expectations after the Browns made a lot of noise in the offseason, bringing in players like Odell Beckham Jr.
Eight games into the season, the Browns are 2-6, and don’t look to be better than they were at this point last season, which has led to fans calling on the team to fire their head coach. For his part, Kitchens isn’t too worried about his job security.
“It really doesn’t concern me,’’ he said. “It’s not my decision. I’ve never worried about it before, I’m not worried about it now, I’m not going to worry about it in the future. I’ll just do the best job I can do.”
After the team’s loss to the Denver Broncos, quarterback Baker Mayfield put the blame on the players.
Will Kitchens Be Head Coach Next Season?
“It’s a topic for you guys,’’ Mayfield said. “Within our building we know exactly what’s wrong. We haven’t executed. I think, like I said earlier, we had a good plan we just haven’t executed it. We’ll see how the guys handle it this week, but it’s got to be a singular focus. The preparation the last few games has been unbelievable, so we need to continue that.”
“The type of men that we have, I said it weeks ago, whenever it was, months ago, that we’re going to stick together. We’re going to keep pushing forward, so this is obviously very frustrating but we got to move forward.”
Despite their record, head coach Freddie Kitchens hasn’t given up hope on his team.
“We’ve still got eight games left so we’ve got to do something with those eight games. It starts at one game. That’s the only thing we can win is one game. I think these guys focused and concentrated this week.
“We didn’t have any pre-snap penalties. We didn’t turn the ball over”, said Browns Head Coach. Will Freddie Kitchens be here next year?
We’ve got to do a better job in the run game of staying on our blocks, especially when we have double teams. We’ve got to come off the ball and stay with those doubles. I don’t think there’s any quit in these guys.”