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Freddie Kitchens gives first victory speech as NFL coach: 'We had mistakes, but you stayed together'

Cleveland Browns v New York Jets
Posted at 8:27 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 08:27:31-04

CLEVELAND — Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens gave his first victory speech as an NFL coach following a win against the Jets on Monday night.

Surrounded by a team in high spirits, Kitchens gave his first victory speech.

"Let me tell you something, fellas. This is how we have to be the rest of the year, is real *expletive* tight. That's the only way we are going to be able to do anything, is be real tight. I appreciate you guys. We said to each other that we would find out a lot about ourselves after this week, right? Well, I think we did. Alright, we need to keep it going. We had mistakes. We'll get those corrected. But you stayed together. That was the key. You stayed together and just kept fighting and that's what we are going to be the rest of the year. Alright, staying tight. Believe in each other. Being accountable to each other. On and off the field now, what we say, we are accountable for that."

At the end of his speech, Browns defensive coordinator Steve Wilks presented Kitchens with the game ball.

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