July 24, 2014

Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski on his offense

The Browns completed the second day of voluntary mini-camp today, and afterwards coach Rob Chudzinski had this to say about his offense in comparison to the one he ran in Cleveland in 2007 as offensive coordinator-

“We’ve evolved, and that’s one thing that, as a coach, you hope to learn and grow. Defenses are always working to try and catch up to you. You have to try to stay and work ahead. One of the biggest things is tailoring your system to your players. Everyone has a million plays, but trying to fit what your guys do best and putting them in the best position to win is key. Right now we are building that foundation and building the base of what we want to be – not just as an offense but as a team, with defense and special teams.”

When asked specifically about how Trent Richardson fits into his system-

“Trent will be our primary runner. We will use him on first-second down and Trent has some unique skills. He can actually catch the ball well and run routes well out of the backfield. That’s one thing out of the last few days that we have been able to see. He is a guy that we could play on three downs. Obviously, we just have to keep him fresh. ”

The Browns conclude on-field workouts tomorrow. Coach Chudzinski’s offense had at least one fan after the first day of mini-camp-

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  • maxfnmloans

    “One of the biggest things is tailoring your system to your players”

    Amen

  • Pat Shurmur

    How do you do that?

  • JHop

    Ah so that’s why we’re taking all of our 4-3 personnel and putting them into a 3-4

  • Sam

    Hand the ball off and have the running back run into the offensive line and fall down. Then, throw it to Owen Marecic, who will act like he’s trying to catch a wet seal. Consider punting on 3rd down, but throw a two yard pass so you can punt when the other teams do.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    “This offense is a wide receivers dream and it’s only day 1!”

    So in other words, no blocking required?

  • Harv 21

    Well if that ain’t music to everyone’s ears. I’m actually looking forward to seeing the schemes on both sides of the ball.

  • @TheDeePagel

    I get the humor, but at the same time we all appreciate what a tremendous blocker Little is for a WR, don’t we?

  • mgbode

    outside of Sheard, our personnel is rather equipped for the Horton 3-4 as well IMO. this isn’t the Mangini 3-4 we are talking about.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I’m not going to put him on the level of a Hines Ward, but he’s definitely a solid blocker, and indeed I was just kidding around (I guess whoever supplied the downtick is upset with me for making a bad joke).

  • maxfnmloans

    that, and Chud was speaking specifically about the offense, but I agree with you. Also, I think too much emphasis is put on “4-3″ or “3-4″ these days…with so many nickel and dime packages needed due to 4 and 5 wideout sets, you’re really only in your base defense on first down…if then even.

  • mgbode

    and Chud can back it up with his past. He’s coached slow-footed Derek Anderson as well as Cam Newton. heck, he’s coached them both at the SAME TIME!

  • maxfnmloans

    Bad jokes will be met with consequences…DIRE consequences

    (I gave you an upvote to even you out)

  • maxfnmloans

    you forgot to have the Tight End line up at fullback

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I feel you, but you’ve got to crack a few eggs to make an omelette! Thanks for making me symmetric again.

  • Harv 21

    with the LBs, outside of Kruger any idea that we’re equipped there is conjecture. Jackson has been way less effective in a 3-4 where he has to shed blockers and his speed is neutralized, the rest are unproven in that system, unproven generally, converting from the d-line or back-ups. If we don’t get Milliner wouldn’t at all be surprised if they feel the need to grab a LB in the first round.

  • mgbode

    yes, conjecture. but DQ is the same type of player as Daryl Washington. Horton utilizes his player’s strengths.

    Phil has played over center before. Rubin has played NT and DE in a 3-4 before. Groves and Kruger come from 3-4 OLB slots.

    I’m worried about ILB2 and depth at OLB. I’d love to trade Sheard for a late 1st / early 2nd round pick to get someone better suited for that slot (though I like him – he’d be better in AZ shifting to the 4-3 for their 2nd).

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see us grab a Dion Jordan either.

  • mgbode

    that one actually was a plus for Shurmur. our TE was a better FB than our FB.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    No charity!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Humbert/100001904340553 Jeremy Humbert

    DQ also wont be asked to sit and wait to get hit by the guards in Hortons’ D. He will have the ability to stick his nose into gaps and seek contact, instead of sitting back and waiting for it. Makes a difference when your speed is you biggest asset. He is going to continue to have a great career…

  • Harv 21

    Punxsutawney Mike finally blinks in the camera lights today!!!!

    PD is reporting yellow ribbons tied around trees and Free at Last banners on the street of Berea. But is he free? Disregard boilerplate prepared statements about the hard work they’ve done and how prepared they are. Look for signs of stress, unusual eye movements or passivity. Does he walk in with brass both in front and behind him? Do they whisper to him before he speaks? Is he checking for exits?

  • Natedawg86

    Pat, when did you find out how to use a computer.

  • Natedawg86

    Square pegs can sometimes fit through round holes

  • @TheDeePagel

    For the record….I was not the downtick.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Uptick for not giving me a downtick.

  • Sam

    Oh no! Did he see his shadow? Does that mean 6 more years of bad football?