General Manager John Dorsey did not encounter anyone driven by emotion or public opinion during his more than one year in charge of the Cleveland Browns.
Dorsey clearly has a plan on how he wants to push the Browns to the next level. Sometimes he acts fast and cuts off the broad receiver Kenny Britt shortly after assuming the position of general manager. At other times, he lets the situation fade away – for example, by giving owner Jimmy Haslam time to come to the conclusion that he was dealing with the worst head coach in NFL history.
When we knew that, we did not expect Dorsey to show up at his press conference on Monday with a bright orange Dawg Pound hoodie and sing the praises of offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens.
But even for someone who keeps lockdown information, Dorsey was fairly neutral about the work kitchens made in the second half of the season.
While Dorsey said the Browns would give kitchens an interview opportunity for the vacant head coach position, he also said it "one day" would happen, which could be interpreted as Dorsey, who believes he has more important points in his daily calendar ,
There's also a commentary from Dorsey that really stood out when he showed up. He was asked about Kitchens' successes this season, according to clevelandbrowns.com: [1
Kitchens have" the bar on the offensive. " Side of the ball moved? "This is a little understatement if you consider the following:
- In the first half of the season, the offense fought for entry when quarterback Baker Mayfield had eight touchdown passes and six interceptions, scoring 58.3 percent of his passes and one Quarterback rating of 78.9 received. (Via cleveland.com)
- In the second half of the season, Mayfield had 19 touchdown passes, eight interceptions, completed 68.4 percent of his passes and scored a quarterback rating of 106.2. (Per cleveland.com)
- Mayfield has only been fired five times in the last eight games, compared to 20 in the first half of the season. (Per cleveland.com)
Some of this is attributable to Mayfield's growth as quarterback during his rookie season, but kitchens certainly played a role as well. Even without the numbers supporting it, it was easy for Browns fans to spot the difference in the offense when Kitchens took control.
This could be awkward as Dorsey and the Browns go through the review process and set up interviews. But it could also be Dorsey's way of letting the fans know that they do not necessarily want to depend on the most popular offensive coordinator of all.
In any case, we should all know for sure in the next few weeks.