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Browns OC Freddie Kitchens Pens an Emotional Christmas Letter to SI

Browns fans have fallen in love with offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens and the job he’s done with the team since taking over the job about two months ago.

While some fans are hoping that he’ll get a chance to be the head coach for the Browns in 2019 and beyond, Kitchens himself is taking everything in stride.

The OC for Christmas put together an emotional open letter to Sports Illustrated’s website, which you can read HERE

Here’s a quick portion of the letter:

The true meaning of Christmas is to reflect and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Also, during the Christmas season we tend to reflect on previous Christmas memories, such as waking up on Christmas morning as children to find out what was under the tree or remembering the pure joy of celebrating Christmas morning with our own children. Christmas is the perfect time to let the ones around you know how very much they mean to you.

In June of 2013, I suffered an aortic dissection (a hereditary issue that causes the aorta to split and my blood to run between the walls of my aorta instead of the natural path). Facing long odds of survival, I realized how much I meant to the people around me. It is amazing how people let you know how much you mean to them when they think you are possibly going to die.

This letter will do nothing to hurt Kitchens and the love that Browns fans already have for him, and might even draw fans closer to him on this Christmas Day.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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