Freddie Kitchens: I’m embarrassed and Myles Garrett is embarrassed

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Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens did not in any way excuse the actions of defensive end Myles Garrett after Thursday night’s game.

Kitchens said Garrett ripping off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph‘s helmet and bashing him over the head with it is far out side the bounds of what the Browns will tolerate.

“Of course that’s not who we want to be at the end of the game. That’s not who Myles wants to be. That’s not who we’re gonna be. You have to be able to maintain your composure in times like that. Under no circumstances do we want anything to do with anything like that. I’m embarrassed. Myles is embarrassed. It’s not good. He understands what he did. He understands it’s totally unacceptable and we have to get through it,” Kitchens said.

Asked what kind of discipline Garrett is looking at, Kitchens answered, “I’ve never seen that in my life so well wait and see.”

Garrett seems likely to be suspended for the rest of this season. Kitchens likely won’t coach Garrett again until 2020, if ever.

41 responses to “Freddie Kitchens: I’m embarrassed and Myles Garrett is embarrassed

  1. Too late Cleveland Clown losers.
    You deserve to never ever get close enough to a Super Bowl turf to smell it after this.

  2. And then you have reports that The Browns were celebrating it from the sideline. The NFL will come down hard on this one. Surprised if there isn’t criminal charges.

  3. Garrett should be gone due to his actions and Kitchens as well as Dorsey should be bounced out the door beside him for creating the atmosphere wherein this behaviour already HAS been geting tolerated.

  4. This incident is indicative of a bigger problem. The Browns have been an undisciplined mess since Freddie Kitchens took over from Greg Williams. I suspect the Browns will can him after the season if not sooner.

  5. Not only should Garrett be suspended for the rest of the year, but assault charges should be filed. Garrett should spend some time in jail. There is absolutely no excuse for what happened.

  6. Mason Rudolph deserves to get some serious punishment as well for starting that. Karma came back and hit him in the head.

  7. An absolutely DISGUSTING and COWARDLY act by Miles Garrett!!
    He should be suspended for 8 total games, fined a million dollars AND charged with assault!

    Think it can’t happen?
    Numerous NHL players have been charged and CONVICTED of assault when they have hit opposing players with their sticks
    Garrett should be charged with assault!
    No excuse

  8. Criminal. He’s lucky this fame wasn’t in Pittsburgh or he’d be behind bars right now. FULL year suspension

  9. You think he’ll be suspended for the rest of the season, MDS? Wow! I was thinking 2 games. One of us is going to be really wrong.

  10. If you want to set an example what what is not acceptable behavior, you need to suspend this guy for the rest of the season. Plain and simple.

  11. “ Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens did not in any way excuse the actions of defensive end Myles Garrett after Thursday night’s game.”

    Embarrassing that neither the HC or Garrett apologised. This was a dirty game with loads of injuries and questionable hits, I’d like the coach to at least take some accountability. I’ve never seen anything like it.

    Garrett made anything Burfict has done seem sort of OK in comparison.,

  12. The browns have to suspend Myles for the rest of the year before the nfl does to save face. When the current face of your franchise (baker) denounces your actions and admits you should be suspended the front office has to take action. This is the most egregious ejection in recent memory.

  13. Kitchens has no control of this team. Garrett should be suspended for this entire season, playoffs or not. This is almost as bad as Todd Bertuzzi back in 2003-2004.

  14. if ever? what are you talking about? you act like myles wasnt provoked. god forbid we speak about pouncey kicking him.

  15. If Kitchens is embarrassed, then he shouldn’t wait for the NFL to suspend Garrett. He should suspend him himself, pending the NFL investigation. But he won’t do that. Because he’s not a leader or a head coach

  16. Um, Coach Kitchens, you should take the lead here and kick him off the team. Period. He assaulted another player on national TV. Get rid of Him!

  17. Freddie seems to have a limited vocabulary. Doesnt sound like an NFL caliber coach. He’s obviously lost control because he has trouble communicating.

  18. Browns cut that loser the next day who made threats online, lets see how they handle a player who actual commits crimes on the field….

  19. Garrett wasn’t embarrassed. Did you read his comments after the game. He acted like it was no big deal. He should get suspended even more games for being clueless.

  20. nfceastisbeast says:
    November 15, 2019 at 12:50 am
    You think he’ll be suspended for the rest of the season, MDS? Wow! I was thinking 2 games. One of us is going to be really wrong.
    I think it’s going to be you

  21. More and more parents are removing there kids from playing football, actions like this will hurt the game in the future. There isn’t a book big enough to throw at this guy.

  22. NFL: “We are very concerned about CTE.”

    *NFL star bashes player over head with his own helmet.*

    NFL: “Oh. Well… Uh… IF he hit his wife over the head with his helmet it would be 6 games, so I don’t think he should get more than that for hitting a player.”

    Lower the standards for what you allow to be a part of your organization, and you’ll have a tough time policing your organization.

  23. vikesfansteve says:
    November 15, 2019 at 7:06 am
    Rudolph caused all of this

    No. Garrett caused this. It’s like shooting someone because they parked six inches over the line at the mall parking lot.

    Garrett could have chosen to respond in a hundred different ways, with 99 of those being likely justified. He chose poorly. You have to be really dim to defend what he did. It’s inexcusable, and when most of the adult world can see that, you might want to step back, and reflect on why you can’t.

  24. No one is defending Garrett but no one should be defending Pouncey and Rudolph. Rudolph reached into Garrett’s helmet, tried to pull it off, kicked him in the groin twice and continued to pursue him after his teammates were holding Garrett back. Then, when there’s no danger, no threat, Pouncey repeatedly kicks Garrett in the head while another Steeler (trying to help) holds him down. None of this is defensible.

  25. For such a short head coaching career Freddie has been embarrassed a whole lot. He’s embarrassed when they lose, embarrassed his offense frequently sputters, embarrassed by all the penalties, now embarrassed by this. But nothing ever changes. They keep leading the league in penalties, they keep making the same mistakes, they keep losing most of their games. Right about now somebody must be embarrassed they hired Freddie.

  26. I would love to see Freddie Kitchens and Mike Tomasula face off in a nationally televised debate. Nice screening and selection process for head coach Cleveland.

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