BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns are in the midst of another coaching search, and also, find themselves looking for a new general manager after parting ways with Freddie Kitchens and John Dorsey earlier this week.
Amid the reports about who the Browns have requested interviews with during breaks in the postseason schedule, owner Jimmy Haslam is set to speak with the media at team headquarters in Berea about the recent changes and will be asked questions not only about the search, but also, why the franchise chose to move on from Dorsey.
Haslam is expected to talk with the media around 2 p.m./ET about the coaching and GM searches.
Kitchens’ lone season at the helm of the Browns was anything but successful, as despite a roster bolstered with Pro Bowl-caliber skill players on offense and an edge rusher on defense, the team posted a 6-10 record.
Kitchens is the Browns’ second coach to get relieved of his duties after just one season on the job under the Haslam ownership group. The other was Rob Chudzinski, who was dismissed after posting a 4-12 record in the 2013 season.
Like Chudzinski, Kitchens spent just 11 months on the job after being hired in January.
Discipline and turnovers derailed the Browns’ once-promising hopes to break the National Football League’s longest playoff drought, which now stands at 17 consecutive years dating back to the 2003 season.
The Browns officially were eliminated from postseason contention with their 31-15 loss to the AFC North Division champion Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on December 22, a game that allowed Baltimore to clinch home-field advantage for as long as they remain in the playoffs.
The Browns last qualified for postseason play during the 2002 season.
In addition to missing the playoffs for the 17th straight time, the Browns will finish the 2019 season with a sub .500 record for the 12th consecutive year. The Browns last finished above .500 when they had a 10-6 record in 2007.