CINCINNATI, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Following an embarrassing 33-23 loss to the 2-14 Cincinnati Bengals, Freddie Kitchens was confident he was heading to work on Monday to continue as head coach of the Cleveland Browns
He will not.
Kitchens was fired after one season shortly after the team arrived back in Cleveland Sunday night.
“I would like to thank Freddie for his dedication and efforts this past season,” general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. “We are disappointed in our results and feel a change is necessary. Freddie is a good man and good football coach. We wish he and his family nothing but success.”
Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam will embark on their fifth coaching search since acquiring the team in 2012.
“We thank Freddie for his hard work and commitment to this organization but did not see the success or opportunities for improvement to move forward with him as our head coach,” the Haslams said in a statement. “Our focus is on hiring an exceptional leader for this football team and we will take a comprehensive approach to this process. We are excited about the core players we have to build around and develop and we look forward to bringing in a strong head coach that will put this group of players in the best position to succeed.”