Gresh: Pats Will Blow Out Browns, "Clueless" Kitchens

Andy Gresh does not anticipate a competitive game in New England this Sunday

October 24, 2019 - 9:03 am
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The New England Patriots, in case you haven’t been paying attention, have played lights-out this season, particularly on the defensive end. The Pats (7-0) have posted two shutouts, haven’t allowed a touchdown in three of their games, and are allowing just 6.9 points per game.

Their opponent this week? The Cleveland Browns (2-4), who have been arguably the most disappointing team in football. The Browns have lost two straight and three of four and have been limited to 13 points or fewer in half their games.

Translation? Sunday could get ugly.

“Oh man, here’s why it’s going to be a blowout,” WPRO host Andy Gresh said on Ferrall on the Bench, “and I don’t want to say this arrogantly, but come on. Freddie Kitchens? Seriously? Like, Freddie Kitchens? That guy was clueless at a press conference two weeks ago, his players get fined all the time, they’re completely undisciplined. He stands on the sideline like a rube.”

The Browns are coming off a bye, but the extra week of preparation might not matter.

“Belichick could not game-plan all week, roll out of bed and still come up with something to beat that guy,” Gresh said. “There’s such a big coaching mismatch. They’re going to cover the 13. They’re going to cover that number easily.”

It’s been a busy week for the Patriots, who acquired Mohamed Sanu from Atlanta for a second-round pick and put Josh Gordon on IR. Gordon finishes the season with 20 catches for 287 yards and one touchdown.

“One week he’d look great, the next week he wouldn’t,” Gresh said. “And if there’s one thing about Bill Belichick, he wants to try to manage as many absolutes as he possibly can. Right now, Josh Gordon was just too much up and down in terms of how he was playing. Mohamed Sanu, he can play inside, and he can play outside. I do think N’Keal Harry will be pulled off IR in a couple weeks. That might have been a bigger factor that led to this. They knew they were going to get something out of N’Keal Harry this year and because of that, there’s your replacement for Josh Gordon.”

Click below to listen to Gresh’s interview in its entirety.