Slumping Browns should jettison head coach Freddie Kitchens – Yardbarker

The ax has already fallen on one head coach before the halfway point of the 2019 season. There’s a valid argument for a few more, specifically the coach who was billed as the caretaker of a Cleveland Browns team on the verge of breaking out in a big way this season, Freddie Kitchens. The Browns’ ills are directly connected to the things that Kitchens was promoted to improve. Sunday’s 32-28 home loss to the Seahawks dropped the Browns to 2-4. They enter a bye week that has a road game against the Patriots greeting them on the other side. Baker Mayfield is struggling mightily, the team is among the most penalized in the league, and the defense has taken a step back. To say the Browns haven’t lived up to the considerable hype that accompanied them throughout the off-season is an understatement, and there must be accountability. This was supposed to be a new era in Cleveland. Last season, when head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley were fired at mid-season, Kitchens was elevated to Haley’s r

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