The Cleveland Browns are loaded with talent on the field. Baker, OBJ, Jarvis, Chubb, Myles Garrett and more.
The potential is there, but the results have not come yet. Plays like this aren’t helping:
Less than 24 hours later and it's still hard to believe this happened. pic.twitter.com/N2eGN6rMJs
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 28, 2019
It’s one thing to hear Rex Ryan say Freddie Kitchens is in over his head (which Rex has repeatedly been saying of late); but it is different when you hear it from Peter King. On the Dan Patrick Show this morning King said there is real concern if Freddie can’t turn this thing around, even evoking the rarely used “Ben McAdoo kind of year.”
"I think Freddie Kitchens is smart enough to know that if he puts up a 5-11, there would be a real question if he'd come back in 2020. … He's having a very Ben McAdoo kind of year." – Peter King on @dpshow
— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) October 28, 2019
In his first season as a head coach at any level, Kitchens has made some unorthodox moves. (On Sunday, he instructed his punting unit to take a delay of game so he could send his offensive back on the field, on 4th and 16.) That in and of itself isn’t the problem, but if his team isn’t able to string together some wins soon, things could get away from him quickly.
The reality is the second half of the Browns’ schedule is far softer than the first. The Browns get the winless Bengals twice and the winless Dolphins as well. Throw in a few games with 2-4 Pittsburgh, one with 2-6 Denver and one with 3-4-1 Arizona and the Freddie’s squad has plenty of opportunities put some skins on the wall.
The problem will be if they don’t.
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