CLEVELAND — You can't get enough of a good thing.
On Thursday, WKYC launched our brand new YouTube show featuring our sports anchor, 7 p.m. weeknight anchor, and 'The Voice of the Browns,' Jim Donovan.
'The Jim Donovan Show' will feature Jimmy in one-on-one interviews with local and national sports figures, newsmakers, and other celebrities.
Who better for Jimmy to talk with on the debut episode than both the head coach and the general manager of the Cleveland Browns. There is a strong sense of optimism around Berea as the Browns look to get into the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Can Freddie Kitchens handle the pressure that is being put on his young football team as he takes the reins as an NFL head coach for the first time?
"I'm fine with the expectations but those expectations can't be what we're focused on," Kitchens said. "Everybody else, the only reason they're putting expectations on us is to watch us fall. It's the same reason that, when you drive by an accident on the highway, you slow down. It's the same thing. People want to build you up so they can tear you down. They want to build you up so they can watch the crash. That's the excitement for them."
John Dorsey is also aware of the hype surrounding the Browns.
What stage are we at right now? We're at the second year. Last year, we finished third in the AFC North. That's not good enough," the GM told Jimmy.
Dorsey does have lofty and rightful expectations for quarterback Baker Mayfield, whose rookie year launched the Browns from the sting of a winless season to an exciting and hopeful future.
"I think rookies make exponential strides in their second year," Dorsey explained. "The quarterback system is so hard to master and Baker's the first one in the building everyday. ...He's working diligently trying to improve himself and I would like to see 20% improvement in year two."
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