Giants’ Freddie Kitchens: ‘Ironic’ to be calling plays vs. Browns

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New York Giants tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens will take over the play calling in Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns following Jason Garrett’s positive COVID-19 test.

It will be the first time Kitchens has called plays since he served as head coach of the Browns a year ago, and that irony is not at all lost on him.

Despite the ironic twist befitting of 2020, Kitchens insists that the Giants offense will not change under his temporary leadership and that Garrett remains very much engaged with the team.

Ultimately, Kitchens says, offensive success (or failure) will be a group effort and his focus will be playing to the team’s strengths. How that looks with Daniel Jones potentially sitting this one out remains to be seen, but don’t expect to see any sort or major overhaul come Sunday night.

Although Kitchens will have absolute freedom to call plays as he sees fit, the Giants will likely remain a run-heavy, conservative offense that features receivers running the same handful of routes with no separation.

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