Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Browns hire Kitchens, Broncos land Fangio as National Football League jobs go fast

Browns hire Kitchens, Broncos land Fangio as National Football League jobs go fast

He took over the Browns offense when coordinator Todd Haley was sacked an hour after coach Hue Jackson's dismissal on October 29 and Kitchens quickly showed he had coaching chops. Kitchens, who was a three-year starting quarterback at Alabama, wasn't afraid to be creative as he used wide receiver Jarvis Landry on running plays and to throw passes, and he got major production from rookie running back Nick Chubb, left tackle Greg Robinson and receiver Breshad Perriman - three players under-utilized by Jackson and Haley.

The Browns are moving quickly through the interviews for head coaches, and today a report from Ian Rapaport of NFL Network says "to his understandings" that it's down to two, one of which will eventually lead the Browns into the future.

He made the Browns better Under Kitchens, the Browns offense improved greatly. Perhaps more importantly, Kitchens oversaw the successful rookie season of quarterback Baker Mayfield. They're going to make the right call. They ended the year 5-3 and scored below 20 points just twice - it happened four times in the first eight games under Haley. He finished the year in that role after replacing the fired John DeFilippo for the final three games of the regular season.

Names such as Gregg Williams and, as previously mentioned, Zampese have already been dismissed from the team, and as the Kitchens era has begun, many fans patiently wait to see what his first move will be as the head coach in Cleveland. Back when he was on Bruce Arians' staff in Arizona in 2013, he felt two pops in his chest, his vision blurred, and he went numb.

It also appears Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Munchak will remain in Pittsburgh after sources tell CBS Denver that the Broncos are hiring Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as their next head coach.

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