Freddie Kitchens on calling plays against Cleveland: It’s kind of ironic, but it’s the next game

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Freddie Kitchens was the Browns head coach last year, fired after a 6-10 season that began with high expectations.

Now the Giants tight ends coach, Kitchens will be calling plays for New York against Cleveland on Sunday Night Football with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett sidelined by a positive COVID-19 test.

“It’s kind of ironic,” Kitchens said of the situation on Friday, via Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com. “But truly, it’s just the next game.”

Because Garrett has been involved with the Giants’ virtual meetings, Kitchens said things have not been much different this week. That will change in the lead up to kickoff on Sunday night with Garrett not at the stadium. But Kitchens isn’t implementing anything new.

“Nothing’s changing with our offense. Our offense is our offense,” he said.

Kitchens may have downplayed it, but a victory against the Browns would probably feel a little sweeter — especially because it would likely keep New York’s playoff hopes alive in the NFC East.

5 responses to “Freddie Kitchens on calling plays against Cleveland: It’s kind of ironic, but it’s the next game

  1. We have announcers calling games remotely why are coaches not able to call the game remote as they isloate? JG ran the meetings this way, why cant he work with Freddy remote?

  2. I’ll be closely watching the hand clapping technique Kitchen’s has developed. Will he clap with the same energy/intensity as JG or will something be missing?

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