Browns settling on offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens as head coach

Annette Crawford
January 11, 2019

And maybe that's not a bad thing, after all.

Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano along with former Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph are reportedly being considered to replace Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator. Instead, ESPN is reporting offensive coordinator Freddy Kitchens will be named the team's 18th head coach.

He is fairly young at 46 years old, so he might be the right mix for the 39-year-old Kliff Kingsbury.

For one season (2006), worked as the tight ends coach for the Dallas Cowboys under head coach Bill Parcells.

In Chicago, Fangio made a similar impact on defense.

Elway has famously been unable to figure out his franchise's quarterback since Peyton Manning retired following the 2015 season.

While the Colts appear safe for now, other teams will likely be interested in bringing Eberflus in for interviews if his defense continues to play the way it did in 2018.

Kitchens remained with the Cardinals until 2017; he coached the quarterbacks from 2013-16, and the running backs in his final season. And even though that arrangement went up in flames and resulted in Jackson's midway through the season, the Browns GM apparently tried to do something similar in his search for the team's next head coach. He took over a Chicago defense that was 31st in points allowed in 2014, the year before his arrival, and in three years turned the Bears into the ninth-best scoring defense in the league.

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