Cleveland Browns Mythbusters: Freddie Kitchens edition
The hiring of Freddie Kitchens as the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns may break the internet. There is no shortage of opinions from fans and media members, and while most of the reaction is positive, there are more than a few dissenters. In my opinion, this loud, but vocal minority, is tragically uninformed.
The Cleveland Browns have finally made the announcement that many fans suspected would happen, and many had hoped for, since the regular season ended on December 30.
Freddie Kitchens, who was the interim offensive coordinator after Hue Jackson was fired in the middle of the season, was elevated to the position of full-time head coach.
It’s fair to speculate about things such as how Kitchens will fill out his staff, and which players may come and go now that Kitchens is in place. It will also be fair for the media to start asking Kitchens questions that he has had the luxury to avoid, but will now be expected to answer.
But those questions are taking a back seat to a small, but vocal, minority who are crying foul. Something must be amiss in Berea. It’s the same old Browns. Where’s the sizzle?
It seems that, for some fans, the hiring of Freddie Kitchens is not good enough for an organization that, according to Fox Sports Colin Cowherd is “too insecure” to bring in a coach from outside the organization.
But the only opinions that matter are from the front office and the players on the team. So let’s bust some myths related to this hire shall we?