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Waiting For Next Year:
What most of Cleveland had hoped was a cruel speculation-based rumor appears to be true: Derek Anderson says that he will be returning to Cleveland to rejoin the man who got him to the Pro Bowl in 2007, Rob Chudzinski.
Per Jeff Schudel of the News-Herald, Anderson was a back-up to Carolina’s Cam Newton and will be facing an expiring contract this coming offseason — he fired off this update on his Facebook page shortly after the Browns announced the hiring of Chudzinski:
“Looks like it is time to make a return to a familiar place for some unfinished business,” Anderson posted on his Facebook page one day after Chudzinski was named Browns coach. “I’d be honored to return to Cleveland to play football if the fans would have me.”
The man they call Chud was the Browns offensive coordinator and Anderson the starting quarterback for 15 games in 2007 when the quarterback threw 29 touchdown passes and passed for 3,787 yards. Chudzinski reportedly influenced the Panthers to sign Anderson as a “tutor” for Newton, last season’s Rookie of the Year.
Upon Anderson’s release in 2009, he went on record to call Cleveland fans “ruthless” and undeserving of a winning football team. Once his comments made national headlines, Anderson would apologize.
Late last week, rumors began swirling surrounding the potential return of Anderson. Neither Chudzinski nor anyone else can comment on Anderson or any potential free agent, however, as the new league year doesn’t begin until March 12.
[Related: Derek Anderson Still Doesn’t Think It’s Funny on Twitter]
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Well, we might have a guess on another coach under Rob Chudzinski for the Browns. Adam Schefter at ESPN has the report:
Six teams – OAK, KC, DET, CHI, CAR, IND – have asked to interview Browns ST coach Chris Tabor and Cleveland has denied permission on Tabor.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2013
This is in contrast to what Jimmy Haslam said at the press conference...
FIGHT THE POWER
Since the Cleveland Browns came back into the NFL in 1999, their home has been simply named Cleveland Browns Stadium. That era seems to be coming to an end when the Browns hand over naming rights to First Energy.
I apologize to my bosses, and all my fans in the stands. I have not written an article in a few weeks. As much as I would like to say I was on strike until The Browns changed leadership I would be lying.
The truth is I am a newlywed and I have a new baby and a new job, so I have been busy.
Back to football.
New owner in Jimmy Haslam, I love him. I have already stated that I love...
They've never met before, but Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is looking forward to meeting his new head coach Rob Chudzinski hopefully soon.
"I like what [Chudzinski] did with (Carolina QB) Cam (Newton)," Richardson said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "He got those boys to ball. Cam was successful in [Chudzinski's] offense. He's an offense...
For the second year in a row, the Cleveland Browns led the AFC North in dropped passes, allowing 27 catchable passes to hit the ground.
The silver lining: According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Browns were the only team in the division whose drops decreased from the previous season with the team dropping 33 balls in 2011.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green led all...
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says they have notified the NFL of a possible uniform change since it’s a two-year process.
Haslam: Uniforms in NFL is 2 yr process We’ve notified NFL we want to look at it. No sooner than 2014.
— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) January 15, 2013
Unlike a lot of people, I really like the Browns’ uniforms. I like the old school look.
And we have more news related to the formation of the assistants around Rob Chudzinski in Cleveland. Chris Mortensen at ESPN was the first to report this news:
Tony Sparano set to visit Andy Reid on Monday re: Chiefs O-line job after George Warhop decided to remain with Browns. #NFL32
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 13, 2013
George Warhop, 51, will remain as the Browns...
The Cleveland Browns announced on Jan. 10 that Rob Chudzinski has been hired as the NFL team’s new head coach. Chudzinski comes over from the Carolina Panthers, where he spent the last two years as the club’s offensive coordinator. He becomes Cleveland’s sixth head coach since the 1999 season. It’s also the third time the Browns have hired Chudzinski as he worked for the...
The Cleveland Browns and FirstEnergy Corp. announced a long-term partnership on Tuesday in which the team's venue will be called FirstEnergy Stadium. Since it was completed in 1999, the Browns home field has been known as Cleveland Browns Stadium. Terms of the naming-rights agreement were not disclosed. The deal is contingent upon approval from Cleveland City Council...
Vikings assistant general manager George Paton is no longer a candidate for the Cleveland Browns' general manager vacancy, according to ProFootballTalk.com. It was believed initially that the Browns had interest in Paton, but he was never interviewed. It's not clear whether Paton took himself out of the running or the Vikings refused to grant permission to the Browns to interview him.
It appears the Cleveland Browns may be close to hiring two coaches with ties to the San Diego Chargers as their coordinators. Former Chargers head coach Norv Turner appears to be the choice as the Browns' offensive coordinator, and The Plain Dealer also reported in Cleveland that Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano could be headed to the Browns to take the same position...
A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers interviewed Pat Shurmur and Hue Jackson for their vacant offensive coordinator position on Monday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not publically released its list of candidates.
The Panthers are looking to replace Rob Chudzinski, who left to become the head coach...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An electric utility has bought the naming rights to Cleveland Browns Stadium, which will be known as FirstEnergy Stadium.
The deal was announced Tuesday afternoon by team owner Jimmy Haslam and the Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. Financial terms of the long-term deal weren't disclosed.
FirstEnergy President and CEO Tony Alexander says the deal will help it attract...