You can take this football season, gift wrap it, put a bow on it, walk it to the Kitchens residence, personally hand it to Freddie, look him dead in the eye, and tell him to go fornicate himself with it.
After a rough Sunday that started off with the Cleveland Indians trading away their two-time Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers for a young pitcher and an average but fast outfielder, the Browns were about to swoop in and save the day, making this Sunday a good one for Cleveland fans after this upsetting trade news. Then in true Browns fashion, they put up quite possibly their worst performance this season, giving up 38 points to the Arizona Cardinals, while also making their defense look like they haven’t been the worst defense in the NFL this season.
From poor offensive line play, Baker “Not trusting” anyone, to poor tackling, a majority of this loss can be blamed on the constant bad play calling by head coach Freddie Kitchens. Baker Mayfield was asked to throw the ball 43 times, and threw for 247 yards 2 touchdowns and one interception, though one of those touchdowns was in garbage time. On the ground however, Nick Chubb, arguably the best running back in the NFL at the moment, was only given the ball 17 times and ran for 127 yards with a touchdown, averaging 7.5 yards per carry and a long run of 33 yards. Kareem Hunt, who just two years ago was the league leader in rushing yards on a juggernaut Kansas City Chiefs offense, was only given the ball 4 times for 14 yards averaging 3.5 yards per carry. For the 14th game in a row, Kitchens ignored the fact that the strength of the offense is through the run game, putting the rest of his team in a bad spot.
The defense was atrocious as well. As if giving up 445 yards wasn’t bad enough, they gave up 5 touchdowns, all in the red zone, to the third worst red zone scoring team in the league this season. And to make matters even worse, one man in Kenyan Drake scored 4 of those touchdowns all on his own. He was unstoppable against the beaten and battered Browns defense today, rushing for 137 yards on 22 carries, averaging 6.2 yards per carry. Despite one interception, Kyler Murray had a fairly good game as well through the air and on the ground.
The Browns season is most likely going to end after their week 17 game against the Bengals. Their record will be 7-9, matching their win total from last season. And hopefully the season ends with a Freddie Kitchens firing on the dreaded “Black Monday”. Being a die-hard Browns fan literally since I was born, I can tell you that even in the seasons where we knew we were going to stink, the coaching wasn’t this piss poor. Nick Chubb has been unstoppable all season and our quarterback who is afraid to get hit is throwing the ball 43 times.
To officially end today and make things worse, I just saw that Ohio State basketball lost their first game of the season to our unranked, conference foe, the Minnesota Golden Gophers. It is an incredibly disappointing day to be a northeast Ohioan, who desperately loves his Cleveland teams and his Buckeyes. I am now going to end this blog here, and go consume a large amount of alcohol. Goodnight everyone.