5. Coach Stefanski has to have unprecedented preparation
Last season, the biggest issue with the Cleveland Browns seemed to be coaching. They had a coach with barely any experience as a coordinator, let alone experience as a head coach. Selecting Kevin Stefanski to be the next head coach for the Cleveland Browns after seeing their problems with Freddie Kitchens doesn’t make sense when you compare resumes.
Stefanski only has one full season as an offensive coordinator underneath his belt and has never been a head coach before. Now, the main difference between the two seems to be Stefanski’s preparation and attitude. This seems to be why he got the job.
While in Minnesota, Coach Kevin Stefanski received much praise for his adaptability and his offensive playcalling abilities. Even though he was a young guy, he was able to work his way up in the Vikings organization, quickly garnering the respect of other coaches within and around the league due to his knowledge and preparation.
Entering this season without any preseason games, Coach Stefanski’s first game as a head coach will be against the previously 14-2 Baltimore Ravens, who have the reigning MVP on their squad at quarterback. Without meticulous preparation for this season, it’s going to be another tough season in Cleveland.
The Browns are going to start off rough this season, and it will be up to Coach Stefanski’s offseason preparation to right the ship and get them on track for a playoff run. It’s hard to think of any coach who had a harder task than Coach Stefanski does now, entering the 2020 season. If he is able to get the Browns into the playoffs, he deserves the coach of the year award.