As a first time head coach, Freddie Kitchens will be structuring his staff with experienced coaches. The Cleveland Browns have seemingly nailed it so far in their coaching search, and now they’ve added James Campen to their staff.
The Cleveland Browns have worked diligently throughout the offseason to get the right coaches in place, which started with the hire of former interim offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens.
With the quarterback firmly set for 2019 and beyond in Baker Mayfield, the Browns picked a coach he had already gelled and developed a relationship with in Freddie Kitchens.
Now, the Browns have acquired a veteran offensive line coach to help the Browns keep their prized possession quarterback upright.
James Campen will be coming to Berea for 2019, and should be the right-hand man of rookie head coach Freddie Kitchens.
The 54-year old Sacramento native has been coaching at the NFL level since 2004. He also played on the offensive line for the Saints and Packers from 1987-1993. Campen will no-doubt be a valuable offensive mind for Kitchens to bounce ideas off of, and likely learn from throughout the season.
The Browns got a steal here. Green Bay’s offensive line, especially at the tackle positions, has been tremendous, and one of the best units in the NFL in recent years. As Campen joins Kitchens and new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: coaches want to come to Cleveland, and the Browns’ young talent is going to benefit.
Cleveland has yet to hire an offensive coordinator, but that move could be just around the corner.