Cleveland Browns instant reactions: Freddie Kitchens seals fate in ugly loss to Ravens
The frustration is growing in The Land
When the Browns lost to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15, we all saw Jarvis Landry lose his cool. The Cleveland receiver was seen getting heated when talking to coach Freddie Kitchens on the sidelines.
This confrontation was mild compared to many on the sideline but it still led to more speculation that the players were done with Freddie Kitchens. That could continue into this week as now Odell Beckham, Jr. was seen voicing his displeasure with Kitchens following a failed two-point conversion.
Anyone who watched it without bias could see OBJ was just frustrated because he felt he had a mismatch that could be exploited and was trying to tell his coach this. Instead, they went to Ricky Seals-Jones and the conversion failed.
Considering Beckham just burnt his guy for a touchdown in single coverage, it made sense why he felt he could do it again on the next play. And he really wasn’t overly animated when pleading with Kitchens but the frustration was obvious — which means this one will blow up worse than it should.
OBJ wasn’t the only one showing frustration either as the 60,000-plus in attendance weren’t thrilled either. The fans in attendance at the Dawg Pound were booing their team and then even started a “Fire Freddie” chant.
Cleveland’s front office doesn’t want to move on from their coach but with the rookie continually making the same mistakes, it’s hard to believe he will improve.
And if the players have started to check out, they may not have a choice.