Todd Haley says Myles Garrett’s behavior falls on Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens
Former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley thinks that Myles Garrett’s behavior on Thursday night falls on head coach Freddie Kitchens. Haley was a guest on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday morning and said this falls on the coach because he needs to have control over his assistant coaches and players.
“This to me, this comes back to coaching,” Haley said via Pro Football Talk. “This falls squarely right on the head coach. Because the head coach talks to every assistant coach, who then talk to their group of players. And there’s an old saying in coaching: ‘You’re either coaching it or you’re allowing it to happen.’”
Haley points out some things that have happened throughout the season with the Browns that show Kitchens doesn’t have control. Garrett being fined a few times this season for personal foul penalties and Odell Beckham Jr.’s equipment issues are a couple examples that Haley brings up.
“If you’re not coaching it you’re allowing it to happen, and when I watch the Cleveland Browns I see a lot of stuff being allowed to happen, whether it’s clown shoes, visors, whatever it may be,” Haley said. “Myles Garrett hitting the quarterback low, hitting the quarterback in the head, it’s happening too much. It’s not just a fluke.”
Haley isn’t the only one to criticize Kitchens for the way his team has acted and they all seem to have a good point. There is no doubt going to be more talk about Kitchens’ teams behavior the next few weeks and it is still to be seen if it will cost him his job at some point.