On Sunday morning, it was reported that Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens is expected to keep his job next season.
Well, if owner Jimmy Haslam has any sensibility at all, he'll be reconsidering that announcement as quickly as he made it, especially after Kitchens' latest comments, as well as his heated exchange with Jarvis Landry in the midst of the Browns' loss against the Arizona Cardinals.
Do the Browns really want a coach that explicitly states that he "doesn't care" about his future with the franchise? That's some Hue Jackson-level incompetency right there. Actually, that might be even worse; at least Jackson seemed to care about the team, even if his record didn't reflect that.
Does anyone remember when the Browns were projected to be Super Bowl contenders by some pundits? They entered the season with the addition of Odell Beckham Jr., as well as a new and improved Baker Mayfield who entered the season with even more moxie and confidence than last year.
At least Browns fans don't have to wear paper bags over their heads anymore. It seems like a decade ago when the Browns went 0-16, and yet that was only two seasons ago. Two!
If Kitchens put in half the effort that Hue Jackson did, the Browns might have had a chance at sniffing the playoffs. After all, while Jackson was a horrific coach, he really didn't have anything to work with. Meanwhile, Kitchens has some of the best offensive weapons at his disposal, and he's letting them waste away.
If Kitchens doesn't care, he deserves to go. At this point, it doesn't matter if he detracts that comment tomorrow; a coach should never say something like that, and the buck stops with him.