Over the past two months, I have mentioned many names. Former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski was one of them. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, the Browns have hired Chudzinski as their new head coach.
From one offensive minded coach to another, the Browns look to right the ship with this move. Though he clearly was not the first choice of Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner, Chudzinski will bring some creativity back to the Browns’ offense.
Chudzinski may not be the hottest name out there, but he does NFL experience and success on his résumé. Under Chudzinski’s high flying offense in 2007, the Browns finished 10-6. He helped send four offensive players to the Pro Bowl that year.
After his release from the Browns, Chudzinski had a brief stint as the tight ends coach and assistant head coach for the San Diego Chargers. In 2011, “Chud” as most players call him, helped Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers become one of the top 10 offenses in the league. Newton went on to throw for over 4,000 yards and won the NFL Rookie of the Year award.
Chudzinski, a Toledo, OH native, brings closure to this wild head coaching hunt. And, whether you like it or not, Chudzinski is the new head coach of the orange and brown. After another dismal year and the whole Chip Kelly fiasco, Chudzinski may be a breath of fresh air once the dust settles. Also, Chudzinski will be bringing in long time NFL coach Norv Turner to be the new Browns’ offensive coordinator.
Despite being a first time head coach, Chudzinski must win the fan base by putting a winning team on the field in 2013. It’s time to win now, no more excuses.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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