Jarvis Landry’s request for the ball prompted sideline spat with Freddie Kitchens

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Freddie Kitchens downplayed his sideline exchange with receiver Jarvis Landry in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals.

The Browns coach didn’t explain what precipitated the disagreement, though. Landry did.

“I just went and asked for the ball,’’ Landry said, via Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. “I just went and asked for the ball to try to get involved in the game to help. That’s pretty much it.”

Landry, the Browns’ leading receiver, had two catches for 2 yards in the first half and no receptions in the third quarter against the league’s worst pass defense. Landry stormed to the sideline after catching a 2-yard pass on third-and-five, yelling at Kitchens.

“Again, I just went and asked for the ball,’’ Landry said. “I felt like I hadn’t touched the ball since the first quarter, and we’re inside of 10 minutes in the fourth, and I still hadn’t touched the ball. Well, that play I touched the ball. So you know.”

Landry finished with five catches for 23 yards.

It’s become a familiar refrain in Cleveland as Odell Beckham, who had eight catches for 66 yards Sunday, yelled at Kitchens last week.

“Yeah, with just playmakers in general, I think you continue to get guys the ball, continue to get playmakers the ball and we have success that way,’’ Landry said. “And I didn’t feel like I was really involved today.”

27 responses to “Jarvis Landry’s request for the ball prompted sideline spat with Freddie Kitchens

  1. All of these dudes yelling at their coaches have been on very bad teams with different teams and different regimes, so I don’t know how they think these crazy antics are helping anything.

  2. Browns have lost to every rookie QB that they’ve played this year. Ridiculous. Defense looks bad and Baker has regressed tremendously. Can’t blame the players when the coach is not utilizing the talent on the team and benches players for speaking up. He is adamant on sticking to a flawed game plan which is very frustrating for the players and the fans.

  3. I really like Jarvis, but the issue with the Browns is there are too many play makers and only one play at a time and one football per play
    You have OBJ, Jarvis, Njoku and Hunt and that is only 4 of them.
    Mayfield does not know how to manage those personalities. Set up for failure.

  4. They all wanted Kitchens as coach because he’s like their buddy but he’s absolutely unfit to be a head coach. His team plays like he dresses…sloppy.

  5. finzfan49 says:
    December 15, 2019 at 10:28 pm
    I really like Jarvis, but the issue with the Browns is there are too many play makers and only one play at a time and one football per play
    You have OBJ, Jarvis, Njoku and Hunt and that is only 4 of them.
    Mayfield does not know how to manage those personalities. Set up for failure.————————————————————————————————————You forgot their best player…Chubb…probably hardest working player on the team.

  6. True, I did forget Chubb, he is the best player on the offense.
    Shame that Kitchens and Mayfield are so overmatched.

  7. You can never have to many playmakers. The problem is Kitchens lost control of the team and that has been showing.

    Guys like Landry and Beckham become primes and can’t be controlled. Dorsey needs a coach that can handle the players.

  8. It’s easy to over-analyze this stuff because there’s usually a lot of things involved, but in this particular case, it’s plane as day. The Browns made a coaching change last season and promoted Gregg Williams to head coach. The team immediately took off like a rocket and became a very good football team. Then the Browns decided to act like the Browns again, so they got rid of Williams and hired someone else. Now the team is terrible again. Like I said, this one is pretty easy to figure out. Hint: Don’t focus on the coaching position. Who’s decision was it to get rid of Williams? If it was the owner, that’s just something Browns’ fans will have to come to grips with. If it was the GM, that’s something the owner will have to deal with.

  9. Faker Mayfield is a certified BUST! Freddie is a clown and couldn’t coach PEE WEE!! Browns are WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE!! CLOWNS!!!

  10. You introduce obj to the locker room and ship out guys that actually wanted Cleveland to be a winner and replace them with a guy like obj who puts after wins if he doesnt get his numbers, gets jealous of other players. He never played with a guy as good as Jarvis and little did he know Jarvis is a better player at this point.obj has lost speed and that’s all he has other than circus catches. Obj got to miss all of camp and skip OTAs, freddie made up excuses for him and lost the respect of the team.

  11. finzfan49 says:
    December 15, 2019 at 10:28 pm
    I really like Jarvis, but the issue with the Browns is there are too many play makers and only one play at a time and one football per play
    You have OBJ, Jarvis, Njoku and Hunt and that is only 4 of them.
    Mayfield does not know how to manage those personalities. Set up for failure.

    Watch football much?
    1) Mayfield isn’t responsible for managing these personalities. The coaching staff is. No one has ever said the QB is the problem
    2) Njoku I believe has played 3 games all season, so I guess he isn’t a factor either
    3) Mayfield doesn’t call the bad plays that have been called. Unimaginative at best. Think that is on the coaching staff,

    I could go on but that is not the problem in CLE. The problem is that the coaching staff is in over it’s head. The very fact that Chubb isn’t used more to set up the pass is ludicrous. THAT is what is making all these people upset. It also isn’t helping Mayfield.

    As a Browns fan I am hoping the next post I see here about my team is that we resolve the Kitchens issue.

  12. It’s really amazing. When you think of one phrase to describe the Gregg Williams Browns, it is “disciplined, motivated and top 5 in the league in defensive turnovers”… the polar opposite of the Freddie Kitchens Browns (sorely undisciplined, inconsistently motivated and top 5 in the league in penalties”).

    Baker’s regression is due to Freddie installing his buddy at QB coach, whereas last year he had Ken Zampese.

    Letting Williams go will be seen as one of the great screw-ups in franchise history.

    Dorsey, there is no shame in admitting you misjudged one element of this thing (the coach). You’ve done a hell of a job building the most talented roster in the league. Take a deep breath, cut your losses with Freddie and this staff, and go out and get a CEO-style disciplinarian coach (hell, give Gregg Williams a call) and a true QB coach who can DEVELOP Mayfield’s skill set.

    You’re not getting anywhere near Baker’s potential right now, to say nothing of the OBJ disaster.

  13. Losses like this one and the to the Steelers leave deep bruises and a wave of bad smells that won’t be soon to heal or blow away. A total lack of discipline, coaching ineptitude and players who have shown no ability to work as a unit will make this coming offseason the most difficult in the NFL. Make the change at the top and hire the right coach for the next 20 years. Draft, sign or trade for an OL that can work as a unit and then mold that unity on the defense and the rest of the team. The Browns are at a crossroads. Either the Factory of Sadness signs a long term lease on the lakefront or we take the steps necessary to become the winners the city and the fans everywhere demand. Starts with discipline.

  14. Would the kind of antics we’ve seen in Cleveland have happened with Gregg Williams as head coach. Hint: the answer is NO!

  15. Landry trade from Miami was not about talent. He would out block, out catch, score,and show how big is heart is for the team. Two plays later, or after beating a defender, he would show his arse, get physical, get caught retaliating to a player responding to Landry’s rants.
    I sent to DC a couple years ago to see Fins at Skins. Landry had been removed as punt returner, but being behind in the score, Gase gave him another shot. I told my Son that Landry would take it to the house if they punted it to him. Redskins fan in front of me started cursing. Punt went up, Landry made three cuts and took it home, Fins won.
    Several games were lost after he helped them get ahead, he opened his mouth, pushed a player in front of a ref, drew 15 yds, we lose.
    It is a shame. All that talent…And then the negatives ruin the gains. OBJ has same issues at times. Marshall Falk came from the ninth ward..I never saw those issues.

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