Freddie Kitchens: Cleveland Browns ‘a bunch of individuals’
Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has heard all the hype but says until they win, they’re nothing but ‘a bunch of individuals’
This season, the Cleveland Browns have some big aspirations. After general manager John Dorsey went out and reshaped the roster, the expectations have began to soar.
Entering their 2019 NFL Training Camp, the Browns feel good about their team mostly due to the presence of a franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield and one of the most electric receiving corps in the NFL with Odell Beckham, Jr., Jarvis Landry, and Antonio Callaway on the same roster.
Dorsey also beefed up the defense over the past two seasons with Damarious Randall, Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams, and Sheldon Richardson all joining the ranks.
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Those additions have Cleveland as the trendy pick to win the AFC North and end the longest playoff drought in the NFL. While they’re a better team on paper, head coach Freddie Kitchens wasn’t ready to go beyond that when speaking on Wednesday as the team reported for camp.
Kitchens said they have good players, but need to put the work in to become the team they want to be. Until then, they’re just “a bunch of individuals.”
"“Right now, we are just a bunch of good players,” Kitchens said via Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com, “a bunch of individuals. … Until we do something, that is all we are is a bunch of good players.”"
This week, the Browns begin the process of reaching their potential. As their rookie head coach says, they need to keep their heads down and put the work in.
They have the pieces in place, and it’s nice to see Kitchens doing his part to keep the team grinding as they strive to improve every day.
He knows what the goal is, and even though it’s his first season as the head coach, Kitchens also knows what it takes to get there.