The Cleveland Browns made official on Saturday what all of us already knew. The team announced that it has promoted offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens to head coach.
Even after talking to multiple outside candidates, Kitchens was always the right choice to replace interim head coach Gregg Williams. His Browns offense took off over the final half of the season after he was promoted from running backs coach.
Kitchens himself had a message for Browns fans after his hiring was made official. And said message will resonate big time in the Dawg Pound.
“I’m your new head coach, Freddie Kitchens. Let’s roll.” ? pic.twitter.com/ZmZn76KCUZ
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 12, 2019
Browns fans were overly enthusiastic about Cleveland’s decision to promote Kitchens. He has a great working relationship with young quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Equally as important, Cleveland’s offense was a well-oiled machine under Kitchens. This unit averaged nearly seven yards per play in his eight games — numbers only matched by the 2000 version of the Greatest Show on Turf in St. Louis.
Things are looking up for the Browns team that now has one heck of a personality. That starts with Kitchens and his southern drawl.