The Cleveland Browns fell to 1-2 last night, losing to the Los Angeles Rams at home. First-year head coach Freddie Kitchens is starting to take some heat.
Kitchens revived the Cleveland offense as offensive coordinator last season, but the unit has sputtered through the first three games in 2019. The offensive line play has been poor, Baker Mayfield has looked shaky and the team has to do a better job getting the ball in Odell Beckham Jr.'s hands.
Oh, and Kitchens also called a draw play on 4th-and-9 late in the fourth quarter. Things aren't going well.
During media availability today, Kitchens was asked if he would consider ceding playcalling duties to offensive coordinator Todd Monken. His answer was a resounding no.
Not a surprise that Kitchens is taking this stance right now. However, we'll see if he changes his mind if the team can't get things turned around.
It can be tough for a head coach to handle playcalling duties on top of his responsibilities running the team, especially if he's in his first year on the job.
Cleveland's schedule doesn't ease up next weekend when they have to take on the 2-1 Baltimore Ravens.