Freddie Kitchens cracked a joke when he was asked about the belief that this portion of camp favors the defense.
"You've been reading too many books," Kitchens said.
Kitchens, though, had an opinion about the topic. He doesn't buy it, even if that's what has appeared to be the case at times during the first four days of Browns training camp.
"I have never understood that," Kitchens said. "You will probably hear things from time to time that I am telling you my opinion on it, and my opinion is I never understood that. The defense’s job is to execute. The offense’s job is to execute. When we kick field goals, we are supposed to execute. When we block for punts, we are supposed to block for punts so we are supposed to execute. I never bought into that theory, but a lot of people do have that theory. I am just not one of them.”
On the subject of kicking, where the Browns had a less than desirable day Sunday, Kitchens stressed it was still July. There's a long way to go in the competition between Greg Joseph and Austin Seibert.
"When you are a kicker, you better have a short memory," Kitchens said. "When you are a quarterback, you better have a short memory. When you are a defensive tackle, you better have a short memory. When you are a tight end, you better have short memory. If you are playing for us, all of them, all of the positions [need to have a short memory] because we are going to play the next play, and that is all that matters. I am not concerned about that kick. I am worried about the one tomorrow.”
The Browns practice Monday at 10 a.m. for the fifth day in a row before a much-needed day of rest.
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