The Cleveland Browns are hoping that the hiring of Rob Chudzinski can help turn the Browns into a winning team. Chudzinski comes to the Browns by way of the Carolina Panthers where he served as the teams offensive coordinator for the past two seasons. The Panthers finished the 2011 season at 6-10. They didn’t do much better in 2012 finishing the season at 7-9. Some fans don’t understand why the Cleveland Browns would hire a coach with a losing record as an offensive coordinator and bring him into Cleveland.
Joe Banner has a history of hiring coaches that haven’t been big names, he did it with Reid when he was with the Eagles. Many think the Browns could have slowed down the process and interviewed guys like Arians. Some feel the Cleveland Browns are going back to the drawing board and starting over. There have been statements made about Chudzinski changing everything about the Cleveland Browns. He is rumored to want a 3-4 defense and not wanting to keep the services of Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron.
While the Browns defense has been the strong point over the past two seasons, they still have had their fair share of problems stopping the run. There is room for improvement but starting over could take a couple of seasons.
Chudzinski grew up in northern Ohio and loved the Cleveland Browns as a kid. Now that he is the head coach of the team he grew up watching, he knows how much winning means to the greatest fans in the world, the Browns fans. Chudzinski will be the Browns 6th full time head coach since returning to the NFL in 1999.
There are fans with a lot of questions about this head coach hiring. Chudzinski is rumored to be bringing in Norv Turner the former head coach of the San Diego Chargers to run the Browns offense. Chudzinski served as assistant head coach and tight ends coach for the Chargers under Turner from 2009-2010.
This will be Truner’s fifth stop as an offensive coordinator in the NFL.
Chudzinski has had two previous stints with the Browns as an assistant coach. He coached tight ends for Butch Davis in 2004, and then came back to the Browns in 2007 and was Cleveland’s offensive coordinator for two seasons under Romeo Crennel.
Chudzinski grew up in Toledo, Ohio, where he pulled for the Browns. Chudzinski interviewed with the team on Wednesday, and was viewed by many to be a longshot for the job.
However, he wowed owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner during his meeting, and the team decided to give him the job after interviewing at least eight other candidates.
Now lets hope this guy can wow all the fans with some wins…..
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