Cleveland Browns News: Coaching staff filled with experience
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The Cleveland Browns made an aggressive decision to hire Freddie Kitchens as the 17th full-time head coach in franchise history.
Kitchens has been a position coach for almost his entire coaching career. The only time that the 44-year-old has been a coordinator in his career was the eight games with the Browns in 2018.
Being that he has spent limited time in one of the most prominent coaching roles, the Browns needed to make sure that they surrounded Kitchens with an experienced staff.
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In today’s featured article, one writer believes that is exactly what happened when Kitchens built his staff and succeeded with almost every hire they made this off-season.
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Experience highlights Freddie Kitchens’ Browns coaching staff – Pat McManamon, ESPN
"Freddie Kitchens wasted no time putting together a strong and experienced Cleveland Browns coaching staff. With the help of general manager John Dorsey, Kitchens hired veteran coordinators and a well-respected offensive line coach."
Although he is not concerned with the increased workload, Kitchens will have a lot of bumps in the road during his first season as the head coach. That is why having experienced coordinators and position coaches will help him along in his transition to his new job.
Mel Kiper Jr. has Browns selecting Jeffrey Simmons in mock draft
The Cleveland Browns will have a variety of options when they enter the 2019 NFL Draft. After filling most of their major holes, the Browns do not have many dire needs. However, Cleveland does need to improve at defensive tackle, and Mel Kiper Jr. has the Browns addressing that in his latest mock draft.
Is the Browns’ next left tackle at the 2019 Senior Bowl? – Andrew Gribble, ClevelandBrowns.com
"The Browns are set to return the majority of an offensive line that got better and better as the season progressed. There’s just a little bit of uncertainty at left tackle, a position that’s been a bit in flux since future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas’ retirement."
The Browns offensive line’s performance improved dramatically with Kitchens as the offensive coordinator. That does not mean that the unit can’t improve, as the tackle positions were the weak spot on the line. Cleveland needs to consider improving the position, and there are options at the top of the draft.
Baker Mayfield named PFF Offensive Rookie of the Year
Baker Mayfield is in the running to be named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year, but has stiff competition in Saquon Barkley. However, Pro Football Focus considers Mayfield as the best offensive rookie in 2018, giving him their Offensive Rookie of the Year award.