July 30, 2014

NFL News: Browns interviewing Rob Chudzinski for HC vacancy

In addition to Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, the Cleveland Browns are interviewing Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski for their head coaching vacancy Wednesday.

Chudzinski, as many may recall, is partly responsible for turning Derek Anderson into a Pro Bowler as the offensive coordinator under Romeo Crennel. Prior to his stint as OC, he was the tight ends coach in 2004. A Toledo native, Chudzinski was relieved of his duties once Eric Mangini came to town and had three head coaching interviews last offseason alone.

Most recently, his tight end-friendly vertical passing attack has been featured in Carolina with Cam Newton. The Panthers, in 2012, were 19th in total offense, amassing 22.3 points per game.

[Related: Browns coach search and why the excitement over Chip Kelly was justified]

  • MrCleaveland

    Hard to start.

  • Garry_Owen

    Betty Ford.

  • Garry_Owen

    Harder to quit. Thus the need.

  • Garry_Owen

    Clinic. Mr. C depressed me, which sent me to the bottle, which necessitates going to the clinic.

  • mgbode

    that was only an hour ago. you work through your stages quickly.

  • Garry_Owen

    Well, I admittedly look for reasons – any old reason – to break out the bourbon. And the best part of riding on a wagon? Falling off.

  • SDA

    I said this earlier(patting my own back) in a much worse way. It’s about leadership and hiring the right staff. something Belichick does soooo well

  • SDA

    I keep the scotch very close…. just sayin

  • WFNY_DP

    So, you’re saying what re: Braylon? My only argument was that he had a legit Pro Bowl season in 2007 and made a TON of big catches. In 2008, he was a head case.

    How is that Chud’s fault?

  • mgbode

    imagine you were an alchemist. impossible task turning lead into gold but that is the ultimate of your life’s work. well, one time you turn lead into fool’s gold and you (and others) think it is real gold. that’s Chud with DA

  • Vindictive_Pat

    It’s not, I’m just answering your point of “Braylon Edwards clearly wasn’t himself”. In my mind, he clearly was himself in 2008 and every year after that. He wasn’t himself in 2007 when he managed to hold on to enough passes to put up over 1,000 yards.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I don’t have to imagine it, I live it! Except it’s turning straw into gold. Nikstlitselpmur.

  • mgbode

    find yourself an imp and a spinning wheel and you are set. just don’t forget to follow that imp and learn his name.