This may just be Freddie Kitchen’s first preseason as a head coach, but he is already showing the Cleveland Browns who the boss is.

To keep from information getting out of Browns camp, Kitchens has threatened to fire any employee that is caught leaking news to the media.

"The days of inside information and the days of unnamed sources and stuff like that have ended," Kitchens said Monday. "So you're not going to get any information like that, ever. Anybody. And I ever see it, they're fired, immediately. And that's how we're running this organization. I can take it. (general manager) John Dorsey can take it. We won't crack, I promise you."

Those comments came following former Browns offensive line coach Bob Wylie made comments recently that criticized Kitchens.

Wylie was on “The Zach Gelb Show” where he said that former Cleveland quarterback coach Kenny Zampese was responsible for the team’s amazing run in the second half of the season, not Kitchens. The Browns went 5-3 following Hue Jackson’s firing and was replaced by Kitchens on an interim basis last season. The Browns started the season 2-5-1.

The former coach also stated that he was notified of the football club’s decision not to renew his contract by his daughter while he was in the hospital dealing with knee and ankle issues.

For his part, Kitchens didn’t dwell too long on the past.

"I know Bob Wylie to be a good person," said Kitchens, who worked alongside Wylie throughout the 2018 season. "And out of respect for his family, I won't get into any of that. Because he's a father, he's a husband, he's a granddad. (But) Bob knows what happened. Bob knows what was going on. And when he was here, he knew everything about it. So, that was last year."

"Bob wasn't under contract," Kitchens continued. "He forgot to tell everybody that. He wasn't under contract. He had talked about retiring forever, alright? So, sometimes when a person says something, they have to be made to feel relevant, OK? Bob's a good person, and I don't wanna lose sight of that."

This offseason the Browns added a lot of talent to help sophomore quarterback Baker Mayfield. With that, Kitchens will be under a lot of pressure as there are high expectations for the club as the 2019 regular season rapidly approaches.