Freddie Kitchens angered by Titans player questioning Browns’ heart
The Cleveland Browns suffered a tough Week 1 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, and one Titans player rubbed salt in the wound that has left the Browns feeling angry.
Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry revealed on the team’s in-house TV show “Building the Browns” that Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler had told him at halftime of Sunday’s game the Browns have no heart. Coach Freddie Kitchens fiercely defended his team Friday when he became aware of the remark.
“He does not know our locker room,” Kitchens said Friday, via Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. “I am sure some of our guys will read this and I want to be affirmative that everybody will find out what are team has, OK? Nobody is going to question our heart.
“There was nothing about heart with the way that game happened the other day. I don’t know who the hell is saying that, but they really do not know. They are not going to question our heart. If they do, they do not know what the hell they are talking about, whoever it is writing it or saying it.”
The Browns continue to make off-field headlines, with their star receiver engaged in a spat with their upcoming opponent’s defensive coordinator. There’s been a lot of talk from this team, and Monday night’s game against the New York Jets will be a fine opportunity to start backing it up.