Browns fire Freddie Kitchens after one disastrous season

The Cleveland Browns did not wait long to move on from the Freddie Kitchens Experiment, reportedly firing Kitchens after a single season on Sunday, the team announced on Sunday.

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Freddie Kitchens has been relieved of his duties as head coach


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Statement from Dee and Jimmy Haslam:

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Kitchens was promoted to offensive coordinator last season under interim Gregg Williams after Cleveland fired Hue Jackson and was retained as the full-time head coach for 2019.

The Browns entered the season with high expectations and the season was a complete disaster. Kitchens and Cleveland went 6-10 in 2019 and their losses were marred by dumb mistakes and sloppy on- and off-field situations. 

There was some thought that GM John Dorsey could also be in trouble. He gets tagged for hiring Kitchens, because that’s how these things work. He traded for Odell Beckham and that did not work out in the slightest. He trusted the offensive line and that group was a disaster. However, Dorsey issued a statement as well, indicating his job status should be safe. PAID CONTENT BY COMMUNITY COFFEEPick up some SteamEnjoy rich-roasted flavor in every cup

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When the Browns hire their next head coach, it will be their seventh full-time coach since 2009. Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski, Mike Pettine, Jackson and Kitchens have all briefly graced the sidelines for Cleveland. 

The Browns are a fascinating situation, because there is a ton of talent here. Baker Mayfield took major steps back this season, but he’s a former No. 1 overall pick who flashed in a big way last season and just never got comfortable in the Browns offense. 

I would anticipate that someone like Ron Rivera or Mike McCarthy — a veteran head coach with a track record of establishing a culture and winning football games — would appeal to Cleveland after yet another flame out from their flavor of the month. 

Kitchens is the fifth coach fired since Jimmy and Dee Haslam bought the team. This is a bit of a dicey job to take — you better be prepared for big expectations and the possibility of not fulfilling them resulting in an angry ownership group. 

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