Kevin Stefanski wants to set the tone as the Cleveland Browns play the Kansas City Chiefs by not only going for it on fourth down but also trying for two after a touchdown
The Cleveland Browns are not afraid of the Kansas City Chiefs.
They don’t care that they went to the Super Bowl in each of the past two seasons. They also don’t balk at the fact that this is the same team that ended their Cinderella season last January.
And why is that? Easy — Kevin Stefanski.
Cleveland’s second-year head coach showed that he sets the tone for his team once again during their opening drive in Kansas City. After the Chiefs deferred to start the game off, Cleveland just moved down the field like it was nothing.
They went 75-yards on 13 plays that included a 16-yard pass on third-and-three to rookie receiver Anthony Schwartz. Baker Mayfield was like a surgeon, completing 5-of-7 passes for 51 yards including a fourth-down conversion to Austin Hooper.
Hooper pulled in two more catches on the opening drive, ending with 27 yards.
Stefanski showed his lack of fear
But it was Stefanski who was the star. He not only went for it on fourth-and-three rather than taking the three points but then when the Chiefs were called for a penalty on the extra -point, he took the yards and went for two.
Kareem Hunt scored that one, which was a great finish considering it was his counterpart Nick Chubb who ran in the touchdown.
It’s only one drive but the Browns have shown no fear and that should make for a fun game.