Freddie Kitchens told Greedy Williams: No more Super Bowl predictions

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After he was drafted by the Browns, Greedy Williams declared, “the Browns are going to the Super Bowl this year.” His coach would prefer not to hear that.

Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said today that he talked to Williams and told him to knock it off.

“We’re not in the prediction business,” Kitchens said.

Still, Kitchens said he likes Williams and enjoys coaching players who have high expectations.

“I like the confidence, I like the excitement and passion he has,” Kitchens said. “He’s a really good kid and he was just full of excitement, and I like the excitement, I like the enthusiasm. He has a lot of both.”

There’s a lot of excitement and enthusiasm around the Browns this year, perhaps the most there’s been heading into any season since Cleveland returned to the NFL as an expansion team in 1999. But Kitchens would prefer that the Browns prove it with their actions on the field, not their words.

58 responses to “Freddie Kitchens told Greedy Williams: No more Super Bowl predictions

  1. At least we know why he dropped so far in draft.

    What a bone head.

  2. Stupid for the coach to respond and mention Williams.

    The rest was fine, but don’t mention the player.

    Let Williams say that he was told to tone it down. One week in and he’s already been
    driven over by the bus.

  3. My goodness, what are they teaching todays youth? Well done beats well said, son. Remember that.

  4. Gonna be a disappointing year for them. Kitchens is gone after this season.

  5. By far, the biggest improvement by Browns in 2019 will be their Defense and Special Teams. Both were near the bottom of the barrel last season.

  6. This should be a non story if the masses didn’t believe in superstition so much. More times than not, the better team is going to win on Sundays. In fact everyone on the team should say it. If that’s not the team goal every single preseason, then what are we doing here?

  7. Browns and the super bowl in the same phrase or sentence simply does not make any logical sense whatsoever. Unless the phrase simply describes the Browns never having been to a super bowl or ever reaching one…. He must have thought we was drafted by the Patriots.

  8. The Browns have the players to compete, clearly. The coaching staff and Baker not regressing shoulders everything now.

  9. dickshotdogs says:
    May 3, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    My goodness, what are they teaching todays youth?
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    Not much, it’s pretty obvious isn’t it?

  10. The browns should just have a simple step by step goal system. Winning season, Win Divison, Win in playoffs, go further in playoffs, go to superbowl, win superbowl. That gives the 4-5 years and as long as they stay on the path, no one will get fired. Expectiong more than that can do nothing but put UNDUE pressure on everyone- and the dang BROWNS don’t need ANYTHING makings the road harder.

  11. Good call Coach. When players make SB predictions, media loves to report them. When media reports them, fans roast the player and the team. Fans will roast any team that gets published, really. Best to stay away from the headlines.

  12. I think the Browns are going to be in for a rude awakening, once the season starts. They should have shown more loyalty to Williams, after he helped turn the season around.

  13. Dumb comment by the kid. Kitchens reminds me so much of Rex Ryan – loves giving the media soundbites, should have kept this in house if he spoke with the rook.

  14. He should probably talk to the Browns fans as well.
    If you’ve asked them, they’ve won 5 SBs since the end of the season.

  15. dejal says:
    May 3, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Stupid for the coach to respond and mention Williams.

    The rest was fine, but don’t mention the player.
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    Well that’s where I disagree. The player said it publicly the HC has the right to call him out publicly! This kind of thing just draws more attention to the team and puts a bullseye on their back as if they didn’t have one already.

    He wanted to play on the “BIG STAGE” and now he got what he wanted, this is just one of the many lessons he’ll have to learn that comes with life at the top level of the sport!
    Now if it was a locker room tiff or something else they yes you keep it in-house. Freddy seems to have handled it pretty well IMHO.

  16. Meanwhile, every member of a team like the Patriots that seems to go to the SuperBowl almost every year takes nothing for granted and prepares to win one game at a time.

  17. dickshotdogs says:
    May 3, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Well done beats well said, son.
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    I always like the one that says: “it’s better to ask for forgiveness than it is for permission”, it seemed to fit my way of doing things a lot better! LOL

  18. Isn’t this the same guy who thought everyone in the green room was a guaranteed 1st rounder?

  19. Enthusiasm is a good thing….but making big-mouthed proclamations as a rookie before you’ve even played a single snap??? Hmmm…. Makes me think he could be the kind of knucklehead that gyrates all over the field and acts like he just won the Super Bowl after he makes a simple run-of-the-mill tackle. We’ll see. Unfortunately, immaturity is often attached to youth.

  20. LMAO.

    $100 this guy was never on the Pats draft board.

    Also, Deebo Samuel also probably got taken off after running his mouth.

  21. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:

    There’s no reason not to expect the Browns to have a good season this year,
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    You shouldn’t expect anything when you have a brand new rookie coach. Everyone seems to be forgetting that.

  22. If the Browns make it to the Super Bowl, will he skip the game like he did the Fiesta Bowl?

  23. The Vikings will win a Superbowl before the Browns and considering the Viking’s chances and and worse, their playoff futility, the Browns fans will be waiting a very long time.

  24. Can’t wait to watch this train wreck. Not sure why now in sports so many put the cart before the horse, as if history is irrelevant.

  25. All this hype for a team with great players but can they come together through adversity ?
    If things roll early I see 9 or 10 wins but if their is a lull or something amiss they may go back to being the same old browns. Hears hoping for a Cleveland afc north crown this year

  26. “Same old Browns” were AFC contenders until they were relocated. The new Browns have been atrocious as an expansion. Terrible, terrible management. Sashi Brown fell on the sword for gutting the team for young players and draft picks, they bottomed out winning zero games, but to bounce back and actually give teams pause the following season sounds like they’re developing. All of that with a horrible head coach and then an interim. That young talent is developing and they have an infusion of excellent veteran talent. No reason for them to not feel good.

  27. Browns will be Browns. They’re still owned by the incompetent and meddling Haslam.

  28. I remember a time, before many of you were born, when I’d say, “The New England Patriots are going to the Super Bowl!” And I’d get treated to a round of laughs, snickers, wedgies and hearty “No way, loser!”

    Now I just get a look of surrender and a sad, “Again?”

    Times…teams…change.

  29. “OK. But in order for us to actually win the Super Bowl, you will be required to make somewhere around 50 tackles. You good?”
    “😖”

  30. Like the enthusiasm, but does he realize what division the team that drafted him plays in? You certainly don’t give two perennial power houses that kind of bulletin board material. Youth is wasted on the young.

  31. Some Browns players and a lot of their fans crack me up. I do get the renewed enthusiasm over the team. It has been a nightmare for the past 17 years, but let’s pump the brakes a tad, shall we? You first have to finish over .500 and MAKE the playoffs last time I checked. Something the Browns have not done since Moses wore short pants.

    I know they added a LOT of talent, but the all star “fantasy” type teams rarely translate to on the field success. A la the Eagles back in 2010 or 11 when they added a lot of “names” and everyone was already engraving their name on the Lombardi. I am most interested to see the Beckham and Landry show when one of them starts to complain about not getting the ball enough.

  32. They don’t call him Greedy for nothing. Too many people view comments like this as confidence or enthusiasm. It is neither. It is simply ill-informed theatrical braying. Wait until you can brag about what you did instead of crowing about what you might be able to do.

  33. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:B There’s no reason not to expect the Browns to have a good season this year, but wouldn’t it be the most Browns thing ever if they fell flat on their faces?
    ===============================================================================
    BROWNS OVER CONFIDENT?

    Like every team, The Browns are one injury away from being ordinary.

    The football gods are watching……..

  34. Perhaps he could tell him no trash talking too, the worst part of sports culture today.

  35. the8man says:
    May 3, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I remember a time, before many of you were born, when I’d say, “The New England Patriots are going to the Super Bowl!” And I’d get treated to a round of laughs, snickers, wedgies and hearty “No way, loser!”

    Now I just get a look of surrender and a sad, “Again?”

    Times…teams…change.

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    I remember that time. They were a serious top to bottom laughing stock. Stars of every football follies film, VHS or Beta-max! Ownership, Coaching, GMing, and QB changes and now they are one of the greatest dynasties in sports history.

    I’m not saying this is the Browns future for sure, but I’m never saying never to anything that looks as promising as they are starting to look. It starts with the division though. Stay grounded Browns fans! Shouldn’t be so hard hahaha.

  36. fishfan77 says:
    May 4, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Some Browns players and a lot of their fans crack me up. I do get the renewed enthusiasm over the team. It has been a nightmare for the past 17 years, but let’s pump the brakes a tad, shall we? You first have to finish over .500 and MAKE the playoffs last time I checked.
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    Being from less than 50mi from the “Mistake on the Lake” I can assure you that’s not how it works for the Browns fans if they even think they have a chance the “we’re going to the SB” talk starts before pre-season but then usually by week 5-7 it takes a 180* turn and their all saying “JUST WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR”, wash, rinse, repeat!

    Oh and you said “It has been a nightmare for the past 17 years”, that’s not quite true, it’s been a nightmare for them since Jim Brown left, that’s way they have T-shirts that say “the Cleveland Browns rebuilding since 1964”!

  37. exinsidetrader says:
    May 3, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Meanwhile, every member of a team like the Patriots that seems to go to the SuperBowl almost every year takes nothing for granted and prepares to win one game at a time.
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    You are spot on. The Patriots certainly didn’t invent this tried and true method of preparation. As someone once posted on here, “Most teams say that they’re going to win the Super Bowl, and the Patriots are just looking to have a good practice next Wednesday…”

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