Kevin Stefanski: When you win 8 and lose 9, you better look at everything

There’s a fine line between ignoring the outside noise while acknowledging the validity of the criticism – and Kevin Stefanski manages to do both.

“I’m not too far removed from fandom myself,” he told Andy Baskin and Jeff Phelps on 92.3 the Fan. “You should have an opinion; you should have criticism when we don’t come through. And just the same when they celebrate the victories – that’s part of fandom. That’s important to us, that’s important to our organization, that’s important to our game. Without our fans we don’t have a game.”

In an open an honest discussion with Baskin and Phelps, Stefanski talked about what he has learned in year two as a head coach, his role as the play-caller on game day, as well as his relationship with Baker Mayfield.

“I think we work well together,” Stefanski said about Mayfield. “I respect him. He respects me. He understands how we operate. I do think that we push each other and there’s definitely a level of respect there.”

The head coach also shared his thoughts on Odell Beckham Jr.
not working out in Cleveland, Myles Garrett’s growing role as a leader, and what the team will be focusing on in the off-season.

“When you win 8 and lose 9, you better look at everything.”

Kevin Stefanski’s full interview with Baskin and Phelps is available on our website and our podcast page.

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