Kevin Stefanski: We’ll work through who calls offensive plays

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The Browns hired Alex Van Pelt as their offensive coordinator last week and one of the questions that followed that decision was whether he or head coach Kevin Stefanski will be calling the offensive plays in Cleveland this season.

Play calling was an issue throughout Freddie Kitchens’ one season as the team’s head coach and Stefanski’s background as an offensive coordinator means its of interest again this offseason. Stefanski fielded the question on Wednesday when he met with reporters as part of the press conference introducing General Manager Andrew Berry.

“I know that’s a very popular topic. We’ll work through it. I don’t know,” Stefanski said. “That’s the God’s honest truth. We’ll work through it, like I said before, and do what’s best for the offense.”

Stefanski said that Van Pelt “checks all the boxes” of what he was looking for in a coordinator, including that he played quarterback in the NFL and has coached the position.

7 responses to “Kevin Stefanski: We’ll work through who calls offensive plays

  1. And that’s how you get paid for five years while only working one (maaaaaybe two) for the Browns. By all means call your own plays Stefanski, it worked like gangbusters against the 49ers!

  2. Nobody needs to call plays, the exalted analytics should simply print out the next play and according to the pundits (the ones getting paid to push analytics) they should always be absolutely correct. Should even tell you what players are needed for that play.

  3. The one constant in the factory of sadness is consistently being dysfunctional…
    “I know that’s a very popular topic. We’ll work through it. I don’t know,” Stefanski said. “That’s the God’s honest truth. We’ll work through it, like I said before, and do what’s best for the offense.”

  4. Head coach is on the phones. He has final say on all calls anyway. But, if Stefanski developed this offense, he knows it better than anyone.He should call the plays.

  5. I cant even tell ya how many times they ran the toss sweep play in the redzone and lost yards cause it worked once against the Lions for a touchdown.

  6. How to win a Super Bowl…another thing he doesn’t know. After 55 years, I’m finally tired of being a Browns fan.

  7. DePodesta come on down, your the next candidate to call the plays. In your mind you already know everything about football so go at it.

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