Cleveland Browns: 4 Browns whose stock is down after MNF Jets win

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4. Freddie Kitchens

Freddie Kitchens got his first win, but there’s a couple things to criticize him over.

First, why was he trying to throw so late in the game? Three Jets’ players were trying to tear Mayfield apart at a point that the game was out of reach.

Additionally, Kitchens, for the second straight game, limited Nick Chubb to just 18 carries.

If there were a game to deliver a heavy dose of the running back, this seemed like the one to deploy the 2018 second-round pick.

Chubb rushed for 62 yards, which include a 19-yard touchdown run. He also caught four passes for 36 yards.

As for Kitchens’ use of Baker, fans have to wondering what happened to the offense that made us pine for Freddie to be named the head coach.

The ball was being snapped as the play clock ticked down to zero, which wasn’t the way it was a year ago. The Browns, and Baker were at their best when they got to the line of scrimmage and got the ball out quickly.

Additionally, where has the no-huddle offense been? The Browns ran it to perfection on the first series of the preseason, yet Kitchens is allergic to running it when the games count.

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All the pressure was on Kitchens in this contest, and he staved off a media meltdown by getting his first victory in New York. That said, the Rams come to town in Week 3 and his offense needs to be a lot more efficient if the Browns are gonna have shot at improving to 2-1.