4 things to know about new Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens

Browns huddle in search for coach Kitchens seen as favorite

One week into their expansive coaching search, the Browns are huddling.

It is unclear when the hiring of Kitchens will be announced by the team. The team has made the playoffs once (2002) since their revival in 1999.

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In fact, the Browns had apparently contacted McCarthy for an interview.

One of those coaches was former Green Bay Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy.

NFL Films produced a short feature on Kitchens previous year, when he was with the Cardinals, calling him "The most selfless man in the NFL".

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Instead, her use of a genetic test to prove ethnicity spurred controversy that seemed to blunt any argument she sought to make. This morning in Sioux City was the first time I'd really directly heard this. "I'm glad you asked that question", Warren said.

McCarthy is now reportedly focused on the New York Jets' job, telling other teams that it's the only job he'll consider. Browns fans always have strong opinions. Kitchens began the year as a running backs coach for the Browns, and has been coaching in the National Football League as an assistant since 2006.

Kitchens will get the chance. With Kitchens running the offense, the battle is half-won.

Mayfield completed 68.4 percent of his passes in his final eight games, tossing 18 touchdowns and making the Browns a fun offense in the process.

Kitchens was promoted to offensive coordinator midway through the season after coach Hue Jackson and OC Todd Haley were fired. "I like it here a lot, and everybody around here knows that I like it here", Kitchens told Ohio.com. That relationship could seal the deal for the Browns as they envision Mayfield being the franchise's face behind the facemask for the next decade. Ken Whisenhunt was the head coach for most of the years that Kitchens was in Arizona, and he would be considered for the job, except that he is now running a pretty successful offense in Los Angeles for the Chargers. Players like Baker Mayfield who react emotionally, on-and-off the field, are often castigated as a result.

"I didn't have a dad as a coach. Benjamin E. Mays said those who start behind in the game of life must run faster to catch up, and I feel like I've been running fast my whole life".

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