Freddie Kitchens: If Myles Garrett tells me something, I believe it

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Browns defensive end Myles Garrett‘s accusation that Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur during last week’s game was a topic of conversation at Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens’s press conference on Friday.

Kitchens said that he would not reveal anything that he and Garrett talked about in the wake of last Thursday’s fight, including whether Garrett told him Rudolph used a slur. Kitchens also said of Garrett that “if he tells me something, I am going to believe it.”

Kitchens fielded a few questions about Garrett before saying he wanted to move on to this weekend’s game against the Dolphins. He was asked how the team keeps their eyes on this week given how much talk there’s been about last week.

“I think it needs to be us being focused on what we do every day, every rep, every practice — the same thing we have been preaching since March,” Kitchens said. “It only matter what you are doing in the moment. You can’t do anything about last week and you can’t do anything about next week. You can only do something about today, and that is where want to keep our focus.”

Losing focus hurt the Browns at the end of last week’s game and the team’s high number of penalties show that it’s been an issue throughout the year. Sunday will let us know if things have changed in light of all that went on over the last eight days.

32 responses to “Freddie Kitchens: If Myles Garrett tells me something, I believe it

  1. Why didn’t he tell anyone right after the game, or the next day when he issued an apology, or any of the days until his hearing?

    It quacks. It’s a duck. He made it up to try to lessen his suspension.

  2. Freddie…Myles has some ocean front property in Arizona he is looking to unload really cheap…you should grab it before anyone else finds out about it…

  3. Garrett had a solid week to make that claim against Rudolph,so why did he wait until the meeting that would decide his appeal? He only said that in hopes of shaving some time off of the suspension. If Kitchens believes him,he’s a worse coach than I thought. No wonder the Browns have so many issues.

  4. Who cares if Kitchens “believes” him or not.

    They have a game to get ready for and the only fact is that Garrett won’t be playing and the coaches have to adjust for that. As BB said, “On to Cincinnati”…well, Miami for them.

  5. I believe Myles too. He was probably laughing at th hysteria surrounding the situation and just waiting for his day at the appeal hearing. We saw Mason call Ogunjobi a “b”… He obviously is a name caller with a potty mouth based on that. No reason to believe he wouldn’t say other insults.

  6. If u believe em….says a lot about Freddie. A failure as a coach. So when did Garrett tell Freddie about the slur? I know when…..the day Garrett made a horrible accusation. I’d sue for slander.

  7. He didn’t tell anyone after the game, arguably to avoid the sideshow we’re all living through…

    Very likely he told Freddie and John Dorsey, and they said, “to avoid a massive distraction for the team, don’t take this to the media, wait until the appeals hearing…

    it’s not rocket science, given Kitchens and Dorsey’s responses, that’s likely EXACTLY what happened. it also jives with the Browns’ brass telling Garrett not to give an interview to Jay Glazer (as was reported) last Sunday…

  8. Its possible that Freddie new the night of the game but if that’s the case there is no way that Freddie has Myles best interest, Myles seemed upset that the racial slur comment got out, as a black man I can’t understand as to why he even cares that it got out unless it isn’t true funny there is no end of game audio though.

  9. For those ripping Freddie Kitchens here, and I am not a fan of his by any means, just what is he supposed to do? Call out his star DE as a liar? That would earn him alot of cred in the locker room, wouldnt it?

  10. “For those ripping Freddie Kitchens here, and I am not a fan of his by any means, just what is he supposed to do?”

    I can think of quite a few things besides saying he believes this sad story Myles Garrett concocted in a slimy attempt to explain his behavior instead of just owning it like a man.

  11. Hey Freddie, did Myles say he has seen the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus too?

    The Browns should just save him and the team the embarrassment by preventing him from speaking to the press. Wait, they can’t really do that….so maybe they should just fire him so he can run off and join the circus.

  12. We saw Mason call Ogunjobi a “b”… He obviously is a name caller with a potty mouth based on that.

    Lame. So you’re equating that with a racial slur? There’s obviously a huge gap there. Also, news flash….that language is used by probably 90% of the NFL so based on your misguded assumptions then 90% of the league are name callers and potty mouths which means they use racial slurs…all so you can absolve your player of any responsibility for his actions. Lame.

  13. all so you can absolve your player of any responsibility for his actions. Lame.____________

    Clown speak. I’m a 49ers fan. Nice try, lame.

  14. I am not denying the use of a racial slur especially by a white person is offensive but the idea that someone said something that offended me so that gives me some right to bash their head in with a helmet or provides me with some sort of justification to do so is absurd.

    It was a bad action own it and move on. Counter words with words. Counter action with action.

  15. Poor Freddie. He obviously voted for Trump too. Freddie… Son… LOOK AT THE VIDEO AND BELIEVE YOUR OWN EYES!

  16. Men with character would not blindly support anyone. Kitchens, you have been accused of lacking leadership skills often, and now, I concur. You have little character. Morals and character trump coach speak, or blind support. Seek higher ground while you can. You won’t last long as head coach. Freddie.

  17. How about this possibility. There is a scuffle going on on the ground and and alot of noise. It is possible to misinterpret what someone says with all of the commotion. Not excusing his actions but it is possible that both guys are right in a sense. Either way. Garrett deserved suspension for the rest of 2019 and no more. Quit with the biased journalism.

  18. For those ripping Freddie Kitchens here, and I am not a fan of his by any means, just what is he supposed to do? Call out his star DE as a liar? That would earn him alot of cred in the locker room, wouldnt it?

    @Vince: Simple, say no comment on an ongoing investigation. I really think he should shut his fat mouth. Nothing intelligent ever comes out of it. It’s only for ingesting.

  19. It’s incredible to me how many haters there are here who won’t admit that that Myles Garrett only swung the helmet after he was pushed away and being held by DeCastro and Rudolph charged at them. If Rudolph had just stood his ground he wouldn’t have gotten swung at. Rudolph escalated the situation but he hasn’t even been fined yet. What’s up with that? Myles Garrett has taken responsibility for his actions all along. The appeal wasn’t to try to get out of any punishment, it was to get a defined supension length for on field action PER THE CBA!!!. No accountability from Rudolph. Or the league in the case of Rudolph.

  20. “For those ripping Freddie Kitchens here, and I am not a fan of his by any means, just what is he supposed to do? Call out his star DE as a liar? ”
    _________________

    You don’t address is publicly at all. And if you DO say something publicly you note that guys need to keep themselves under control no matter what is being said to them. Whether there was a slur or not is really irrelevant from Kitchens standpoint: No matter what led into the incident you can’t have players going nuts and getting themselves suspended for the rest of the season because that hurts the team. Kitchens biggest problem as coach is that seemingly nobody on the roster thinks team first; the Browns are a collection of individuals who just happen to wear the same jerseys.

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