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Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski's Press Conference

Mr. Bungle : 1/14/2020 6:13 pm
Since some of us are still in "new head coach press conference analysis" mode, I figured I'd check out Kevin Stefanski's press conference today.

Freddie Kitchens was a guy who had one year of experience as an offensive coordinator before the Browns named him head coach over a locker room full of big egos. He was in over his head, and they fired him after one season.

So what do the Browns do? They hire a guy with one year of experience as an offensive coordinator to be the new head coach over that same locker room of big egos.

Stefanski seems like a nice guy, but he sounds nervous -- short of breath, dry mouth. He's stumbling over words. He says he "wants to be the point guard for this organization. I want to bring the ball up, but then I want to share the basketball and let someone else get an easy bucket." (I don't even know what that means for a head coach of a football team.)

He said he's going to take his time putting together a staff (which doesn't seem wise on January 14), and he didn't rule out that he'd be calling the offensive plays for the Browns in 2020. His offense did not look good in the Vikings playoff loss to the 49ers (which should give us terrible flashbacks to Shurmur).

Of course, it's a press conference, so no one can predict how he'll turn out. But my impression of this guy from his press conference is that Mayfield will eat him for lunch.

At least most of us got a nice charge out of Judge's press conference. It felt good to feel good again for a few moments. I don't know how Browns fans can muster any enthusiasm whatsoever anymore for that team. This guy will probably be canned in two years.

And they still don't have a GM.

In case you wanted to check it out,the link is below.

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Obj  
broadbandz : 1/14/2020 6:29 pm : link
aka the coach killer will cost this guy his job as well.
Listening to the PC...  
morrison40 : 1/14/2020 6:29 pm : link
Judge is George Patton
Stefanski is Opra Winfrey
Thank a God, we got Judge !
RE: Listening to the PC...  
Gman11 : 1/14/2020 6:31 pm : link
In comment 14779322 morrison40 said:
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Judge is George Patton
Stefanski is Opra Winfrey


He's going to give everybody a car?
RE: Obj  
Mike from SI : 1/14/2020 6:38 pm : link
In comment 14779321 broadbandz said:
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aka the coach killer will cost this guy his job as well.


OBJ arguably single-handedly bought Reese and Coughlin extra time with this team.
HC for the Browns  
mdc1 : 1/14/2020 6:42 pm : link
are a sacrificial offering to the gods of football
And to be clear,  
Mr. Bungle : 1/14/2020 6:47 pm : link
yes, I know that the Giants suck, and I know that Judge hasn't proven anything. And I know press conferences aren't where coaches prove themselves.

I'm just fascinated by how other NFL teams operate in different ways, good and bad. It's pretty tough to imagine this guy working out for the Browns.
RE: HC for the Browns  
Festina Lente : 1/14/2020 6:49 pm : link
In comment 14779348 mdc1 said:
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are a sacrificial offering to the gods of football


hahahaha
RE: And to be clear,  
ron mexico : 1/14/2020 6:53 pm : link
In comment 14779358 Mr. Bungle said:
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yes, I know that the Giants suck, and I know that Judge hasn't proven anything. And I know press conferences aren't where coaches prove themselves.

I'm just fascinated by how other NFL teams operate in different ways, good and bad. It's pretty tough to imagine this guy working out for the Browns.


hard to imagine anything working out for the Browns
RE: Obj  
PatersonPlank : 1/14/2020 6:58 pm : link
In comment 14779321 broadbandz said:
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aka the coach killer will cost this guy his job as well.


Maybe Beckham can pass him some cash too
Seems like a nice guy  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 1/14/2020 7:06 pm : link
That said, I would be completely underwhelmed by this guy if he was the NY Giants' choice. He seems to be the master of the obvious.

I can't understand why anyone would take that job. But there are only 32 of them.
he should be happy the vike's blocked him from coming here  
Platos : 1/14/2020 7:09 pm : link
no way he even sniffs a HC job interview if he did lol
If you want a good laugh  
Sy'56 : 1/14/2020 7:11 pm : link
Go look at how much Haslam is paying all the HCs he has fired in addition to the current HC.

(It is closer to $100 M than it is 0)
Heís Pat Shurmur..  
Sean : 1/14/2020 7:14 pm : link
an offensive specialist.
RE: Heís Pat Shurmur..  
Mr. Bungle : 1/14/2020 7:19 pm : link
In comment 14779400 Sean said:
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an offensive specialist.

A far less experienced Pat Shurmur, in a very difficult situation.
I know that...  
nzyme : 1/15/2020 7:27 am : link
he's up there speaking but he looks like a deer in headlights.
This need...  
bw in dc : 1/15/2020 8:19 am : link
to win the press conference wars is very strange.

I watched the entire Stefanski PC and he sounded like a measured, smart (went to Penn, so you would think that would impress those who prefer northeast roots), reasonable guy. He certainly wasnít George Patton trying to rally the troops at the Battle of the Bulge, but I have never thought that was necessary to convince players to win football games.
RE: RE: Obj  
Tuckrule : 1/15/2020 8:22 am : link
In comment 14779343 Mike from SI said:
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In comment 14779321 broadbandz said:


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aka the coach killer will cost this guy his job as well.



OBJ arguably single-handedly bought Reese and Coughlin extra time with this team.


Not exactly. He bought Reese more time. The fact that Coughlin couldnít control OBJ is what partially lead to his firing. OBJ is a coach killer and a team killer. Heís a distraction and you cannot have him with a rookie head coach. He will never listen. He didnít listen to Coughlin or a 2 time Super Bowl mvp.
RE: This need...  
mfsd : 1/15/2020 8:31 am : link
In comment 14779841 bw in dc said:
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to win the press conference wars is very strange.

I watched the entire Stefanski PC and he sounded like a measured, smart (went to Penn, so you would think that would impress those who prefer northeast roots), reasonable guy. He certainly wasnít George Patton trying to rally the troops at the Battle of the Bulge, but I have never thought that was necessary to convince players to win football games.


disagree on this - to an extent. Yes, nobody ever won a football game in a press conference...but players on these teams are all (at least, mostly) paying attention

There is serious buzz from all sources about Judge - no question the Giants who will be returning have noticed things will be different.

Judge still has to earn their trust and respect, and could still easily lose it depending on how he handles some inevitable losing early on.

But there's also no doubt players on other teams can be rolling their eyes behind the scenes when their new head coach sounds uncomfortable in front of a room.
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