Firing Freddie Kitchens makes a massive difference
A team like the Browns that had buzz heading into the season as a playoff contender can’t go 6-10 without the head coach catching some heat. That prompted the team to fire Freddie Kitchens and that choice will prove to be correctly quickly and often.
The 2019 season featured no shortage of head-scratching play calling and a seeming lack of leadership from Kitchens. Making a change to replace him with former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski could prove to be a helpful upgrade.
What appeared to be the final nail in the proverbial coffin for Kitchens was the Browns’ 33-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17. Losing to the worst team in the NFL during the final week of the season is a truly terrible way of showing why a head coach should remain in his role.