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This isn’t the same old Cleveland Browns football team anymore. While it was just a preseason game, the Browns took the field on Thursday night and marched quickly for a score.
Baker Mayfield showed great poise, even after a special teams penalty backed them up. He also was pinpoint accurate and fired a touchdown pass to Rashard Higgins to end his night.
As good as that was, the strategy displayed by first-year head coach Freddie Kitchens was the main reason for excitement. He got his team on the field right away and wanted to prove that they could dictate the pace of the game, and they did.
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"“Browns coach Freddie Kitchens wanted to send a message to the Browns and their fans. Instead of deferring the ball until the second half, they won coin the flip – and took the ball. Then Baker Mayfield looked like he was back at Oklahoma with a no-huddle, hurry-up passing offense out of the shot gun.Seven plays later, touchdown. Fans went crazy at FirstEnergy Stadium. The players were emotionally charged.”"
Kitchens heard all the talk about him not being cut out for the job and even got a little feisty when asked about some criticism from former offensive line coach Bob Wylie. He also heard the talk that his team was good on paper but needed to prove it on the field. They silenced many doubters with one drive ‚— which didn’t even include all their starters.
"Jake Burns joins Jake Chapman on 92.3 The Fan to discuss the Browns, and why Jake believes the team needs to be “proactive” in its decision as to who should be the starting kicker."
The kicking battle will solve itself and as long as it remains close, it seems as though the nod will go to the player they spent the fifth-round pick on. Austin Seibert didn’t get to kick a field goal yet, but the rookie was aided by Greg Joseph hitting the upright on his final extra-point try.
The Browns have several cornerbacks who can cover very well, but T.J. Carrie stands out among them due to his ability to play inside. That makes him a vital member of their defense.
The preseason is all about players trying to prove they belong in the NFL and should be on the 53-man roster. These three players did a good job improving their chances in the win over the Redskins in Week 1.