Cleveland Browns News: Freddie Kitchens has earned the opportunity
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The Cleveland Browns ended their coaching search with the decision to promote Freddie Kitchens from offensive coordinator to the head coach position.
It was a move that many were expecting to happen, but there were some around the league that were surprised by the move.
Many see his lack of experience as a coordinator as a major concern, with the eight games calling plays for the Browns being the only time that he has called plays in his coaching career.
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However, Kitchens has plenty of experience coaching in the NFL, and he has been around a lot of good coaches. He is battled through a lot during his career, but he has earned the opportunity to become the head man.
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The Browns Will Try to Ride Their Momentum With the Sensible Freddie Kitchens Hire – Conor Orr, The MMQB
"On Wednesday, Kitchens was named head coach on a permanent basis. By all accounts, he is one of the game’s great uncovered coaches. He was a successful collegiate quarterback and has coached most positions on offense over the years."
The work that Kitchens did with the Browns offense and the development of Baker Mayfield made him one of the next best offensive minds in football. He earned the opportunity to be the Browns head coach, and would have been swept up by an other organization if not given the opportunity.
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The only two possibilities with new Browns coach Freddie Kitchens – Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland.com
"In a cookie cutter league built too often on groupthink, where supposedly known quantities are recycled by GMs in the name of protecting their own jobs, the 72-day rise of Kitchens from interim offensive coordinator to head coach of the 2019 AFC North favorite is one of two things — either a happy accident or a short-sighted overreach."
Time will tell if the Browns decision to name Kitchens the head coach is a good or bad one. The initial look of the decision leads to a lot of uncertainty. It seems that the only ways that the Kitchens tenure will end up are in a rousing success or a major failure.
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