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Who is most to blame for Browns’ slow start?

Tim Benz
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Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens answers questions during a news conference after the Tennessee Titans defeated the Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.

The Steelers and Browns on play on “Thursday Night Football” this week. We’ve heard everything possible about the matchup from a Pittsburgh perspective.

For Thursday’s podcast, we get the view from Cleveland. Kenny Roda of 1480 WHBC radio joins us to figure out why things haven’t been better than 3-6 for the Browns after a full offseason worth of hype.

Based on what Kenny says, it sure sounds like even more of the losing is on coach Freddie Kitchens’ shoulders than what you may have thought.

We talk about where Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry could still be better. Also, we diagnose how Kareem Hunt could be a threat against the Steelers. And we look at what Cleveland may do to offset that vicious Steelers pass rush.


But most importantly, we kick around what the state of the Browns truly is after that win last week over the Buffalo Bills. Are they back in the AFC wild-card race? Or was that just a last gasp?

Thursday will likely go a lot further toward determining that. But maybe the Browns’ fan base is talking itself into something more.

Tim Benz and Kenny Roda discuss what’s up with the Browns, if they can salvage the season, and a preview the TNF matchup vs. the Steelers

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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