1. Freddie Kitchens ability to handle the job
Out of all the moves the Browns made this offseason, the one that comes with the most uncertainty was the hiring of head coach Freddie Kitchens. Many fans wondered who this man was when he was announced as the interim offensive coordinator, but then he won Cleveland fans over with his playcalling as well as his humor when in front of the mic on press conferences.
Even so, it felt like he was a darkhorse candidate during the coaching search as many other bigger — and more experienced — names were on the radar as well. In the end, John Dorsey made Kitchens his first ever head coaching hire which delighted fans as well as the players who had grown fond of Kitchens.
While he has won over those who follow the Browns, the rest of the world has yet to be sold on Kitchens and there are questions about whether or not he can handle the new role. Not only will it be his first season as a head coach, but there are some big egos to work with as superstar players such as Odell Beckham, Jr., Baker Mayfield, and Jarvis Landry are all now in the locker room.
Kitchens has done a good job surrounding himself with experienced coordinators who have spent time in head coaching roles either in the NFL or NCAA. This will give him people to lean on as he learns the ropes.
Personally, I like the move to go with Kitchens as opposed to an NFL re-tread. He seems perfect for the job but we still won’t know until we see him in action.