Latest On Browns, Freddie Kitchens

The Browns’ chain of command has been muddled in the past, but the team’s new structure appears to be pretty straight forward. New head coach Freddie Kitchens will report directly to GM John Dorsey and not to owner Jimmy Haslam, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter). 

Meanwhile, Kitchens will “retool [the] staff,” Robinson says, so he’ll likely have the freedom to choose the coaches that he wants. That includes the offensive side of the staff, which is Kitchens’ specialty.

Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski had support to be the head coaching hire, Robinson hears, but the consensus was ultimately Kitchens. Multiple executives were in the room hashing things out, but the hire ultimately was made by Haslam and Dorsey.

The Browns did not ask Baker Mayfield for his suggestion, but they did listen to his thoughts on Kitchens, Robinson writes. Naturally, Mayfield was a big proponent of Kitchens, who helped get the offense back on track in the second half of the season.

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  1. dust44

    Browns might finally be moving in the right direction. If Mayfield makes it thru the offseason without a dumb off the field incident they may b the hot pick to be a wildcard team next year

  2. JJB0811

    “The Browns did not ask Baker Mayfield for his suggestion, but they did listen to his thoughts on Kitchens.”. If you’re listening to your QB; aren’t you taking his suggestion(s)?

    And why not get your thoughts on your #1 QB?That’s the dumbest part of the teams these days. “We want an O minded coach, but won’t get in put from our star QB!” GB said the same thing about their hire.

  3. playicy

    We’ll see who they hire for dc and then go from there, but this team has a lot of potential, but will see how they play next year

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