Cleveland Browns: Is Freddie Kitchens head coach material?

Freddie Kitchens, Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Freddie Kitchens, Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Freddie Kitchens’ has turned out to be a struggle during a tough first-half schedule, as well as mixed with a struggling sophomore quarterback. Can he steer the Cleveland Browns ship back on course?

Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has made questionable choices since being the head coach. Most apparent has been his decision to be the offensive play-caller.

This game, the start of this game especially, was great. Freddie was calling plays that worked for this offense. They were  moving the ball with good decision-making by Freddie and Baker Mayfield. It resulted in the offense putting up a touchdown.

Freddie has shown that he can call an early game effectively. But if the Browns get behind, he struggles and has very little mix of scheme. He has shown time and again that it’s all run until the drive stalls or he tells Baker to chuck it up there until an interception is thrown.

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The choice to run the same run play after the debacle at the goal line, where the officiating completely messed, was a nightmare. That was a bad play call.

Freddie can save his job during the second half of this season if he gets this team back on course, but that starts with discipline. Call me crazy, but so far this season I have yet to see Freddie Kitchens demand discipline from anybody in the NFL, let alone his team.

I see Freddie Kitchens yelling at his players like a high school coach would. If you’re watching the games on TV you can read his lips and understand what he is saying. I don’t see other coaches doing that. I don’t see other coaches losing faith in their players after a bad play, stalled drive, or a poor defensive outing.

Freddie Kitchens needs to bring his team together and consider some changes and implement them with authority over this time between games.

If Freddie maintains his job through the bye week and throughout this season, he better have a winning record during the second half of this schedule or else he should expect to be unemployed at the end of this season.

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Oh, and yes, I think Freddie Kitchens can get this team turned around.