So, despite the contract extension, is Rob Chudzinski’s job safe? Last year at this time the Browns were finishing up a 10-6 season, and had one of the most explosive offenses in the league. This year, well we know.
Talk about offensive struggles. I know, I know we were using Ken Dorsey and Bruce Gradkowski (congrats on that 1.0 passer rating Bruce!) the last few weeks, but not a single offensive touchdown in six games? Twenty-four consecutive quarters without a passing or rushing score? Two consecutive shutouts? (Never happened to the Browns before by the way. Not in the Paul McDonald era, the Tim Couch era, the Spurgeon Wynn era…) In fact, if you compare the Indians last six games against the Browns, the Indians would have won by two runs/points. (Thanks Scott.) But let’s consider the season before the QB revolving door began.
If you eliminate the Giants game, (which seems like some sort of distant memory by this point, and still can’t really be explained) the Browns scored 19 offensive TD’s this season. Three of those came in one game against Denver. The Browns finished 31st in yards per game (249.1). They finished tied for 30th with St. Louis with 14.5 points per game. I could go on, but you get the picture.
Last year we were begging for Savage to sign Chud to an extension. There were rumors he would go to Baltimore. Some were even asking for Crennel to be fired and Chud to be promoted. What do you say know?