Cleveland Browns Hire Freddie Kitchens As Their New Head Coach

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Report: Kitchens, Stefanski finalists for Browns job

They saw the single largest change in offensive DVOA from Week 9 through the end of the season, indicating that Kitchens, Mayfield, Chubb, and company really took off over the second half of the year. He then stated it was because, "Coaching Baker Mayfield is not something that appeals to successful head coaches".

However, for new Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, defense is in his DNA. He replaced fired offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

According to's Mary Kay Cabot, Freddie Kitchens has a "good chance" of being named the Browns' next head coach. Additionally, Kitchens and the Browns offense ranked 11th in points per game in the final three weeks as well. This would lead to an assumption that outside of a name that either has no connection to Kitchens or one that wouldn't be recognized, an internal hire could be the most realistic situation for the Browns' offensive coordinator position. "Cleveland and I get along well".

According to ESPN's Field Yates, in the first eight games without Kitchens as OC, Mayfield was 130-of-223 (56.5%) for 1,471 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions.

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Kitchens becomes the Browns' ninth permanent coach since 2000.

After going 1-31 over the previous two seasons, the Browns finished 2018 with a 7-8-1 record - their best record since 2007.

In addition to the Browns deciding to promote Kitchens to head coach, the team has made a decision to move on from Gregg Williams and his defensive staff, per ESPN. Back when he was on Bruce Arians' staff in Arizona in 2013, he felt two pops in his chest, his vision blurred, and he went numb.

Cabot's report also comes on the heels of an ESPN report that stated the Browns were putting their interest in former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy "on hold".

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