The Browns had a two-month head start, which gave them time to talk to plenty of potential head coaches.
Freddie Kitchens was the last one to get a chance, and that was just the way he wanted it.
The new Browns boss told Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America that he was glad he was the final candidate to interview.
“I really was wanting them to have a thorough search,” Kitchens said. “One reason and one reason only: I wanted the organization, and I mean everyone in the room, to think, ‘He’s our guy.’ I didn’t want them to have any doubt. I didn’t want them thinking they wished they’d interviewed other guys. So if I got the job, I got the job because I was the best man. I got it for the right reasons. That’s what impressed me about this process. I didn’t know [General Manager] John Dorsey when I got here a year ago. He didn’t hire one of his friends. He…