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Infighting is gone

Hue Jackson and Todd Haley are out. Gregg Williams has assumed the interim role and Freddie Kitchens will call plays for Baker Mayfield.

No it’s not perfect, but at least rumored infighting between the two coaches Mayfield was supposed to lean on the most no longer exists.

Ideally, Kitchens will call plays that accentuate Mayfield’s strengths, like getting out of the pocket by making the pocket move.

Dorsey said the Browns will operate out of the same scheme as it did under Haley, but that doesn’t mean play calls will the same.

Who knows what’s in the playbook that Haley wasn’t calling.

Hopefully, no more empty sets where Mayfield drops back seven steps only to be teed off on by an ensuing pass rusher.

Kitchen is a former quarterback’s coach, so at the very least he should accentuate Mayfield’s strengths. Plus, he’s worked with former tight ends. Perhaps David Njoku works himself back into the game plan after disappearing in the Steelers’ blowout.

Kitchens has never called plays before, save for one preseason games, so he’s got something to prove. Yes it will be Haley’s scheme, but expect to see things operate a little differently.