Sources are reporting that coaching candidates around the NFL are speaking with former head coach Rob Chudzinski. They are also reportedly surprised that Chud isn’t giving the Cleveland Browns front office glowing reviews.
With so many rumors floating around the NFL these days, it is hard to say if any of these reports are true. But put yourself in Chud’s position. What is he supposed to do if he is contacted by someone who wants to inquire about his time in Cleveland.
The Browns stuck a knife in his back. They put him in a position to fail and he did fail. Then the team fired him on the same day the season ended. I am the last guy who would be sticking up for Chudzonski. I thought the three stooges made a mistake by hiring him in the first place.
But come on man, firing him after only one season in Cleveland and giving him a quarterback as brainless as Brandon Weeden appears, wasn’t exactly fair. What coach in their right mind would come to work for the Cleveland Browns after the way the team dealt with Chud?
Anyone who is decent, isn’t going to set themselves up for failure the way Chudzinski did. The Browns front office has turned this franchise into the laughing-stock of the NFL and there is no turning back now.
One of the biggest mistakes the new ownership did was putting Joe Banner into a place that allows him to call all the shots. This guy has an ego that is bigger than the stadium the team plays in.
Whether or not Chudzinski is talking or not isn’t the issue here. The issue runs deeper than this. The problem is the ownership and the front office. No one wants to work for someone who won’t give you a chance to succeed.
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