Cleveland Brown's general manager John Dorsey has tried or at least made a move to get the team on track. John Clayton from ESPN Seattle suggested that head coach Freddie Kitchens was almost fired after the loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. This week, reports had the Brown's trading for Trent Williams.
Here's the problem. Any of these big moves look really bad for one person; John Dorsey. Whether it's the offensive line or the head coach, if he's unsatisfied enough to make a drastic change, he himself has no one to blame himself as he's ultimately responsible for both.
And this is why they are not likely to happen nor should they. The Browns offensive line, especially the tackle spots were attempting to hold this year. They hired a new offensive line coach in James Campen, but any expectation that he was going to make mediocrity into greatness was believing in football alchemy. It just was not realistic.
As for Kitchens, imagine if Dorsey, the person who made the final call on the hire, decided to pull the plug after six games. The shortest head coaching tenure in NFL history, short of carrying the interim tag. It's unfathomable.
Dorsey is always looking for ways to improve the Cleveland Browns, something he hits on his press this week and something he always mentions whenever he's talking about the team.
Starting out 2-4 is frustrating. Losing some of the games they have been infuriating. The tackle play is disappointing.
Sure, inquire about Trent Williams. See what's out there. It's due diligence. It's the Washington Redskins. No one ever really knows what they are doing. But the fact that it is not true is true that this is the case in the mid-term for the season.
Even entertaining the idea that a head coach should be fired six games into his first season ever at the position is a textbook failure of management. It would say about Kitchens.
It was completely foreseeable that the offensive tackle position could fail this year. Before the season started, it looked like the Browns were planning to address left tackle in the 2020 NFL Draft. There's no reason that should change, especially six games into the season.
It would not be smooth if they did not make a head coach.
Dorsey is always on the lookout for good opportunities as he says it is because he wants to take such action.
The moves still have to make sense. A big move is not a good one because it's big. The Tyrod Taylor trades a big move and seemingly made sense at the time. It also did not work. Whether it's Trent Williams or another big name it could just as flat as that move did, but with a far higher stakes attached, resulting in a significant setback.
Dorsey had a plan coming into this season and should stick to that plan. Everything about this team has been leading up to the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The hope is this team and their coach will make the playoffs so they can make a run for the Super Bowl next year and the year after.