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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 club as an assistant coach in the past. However, this will represent his first head coaching stint.
The Browns need as much help as they can possibly get since they’ve made the NFL playoffs just once in the last 14 seasons. The Browns had a coaching vacancy after first-year coach Pat Shurmur was let go on New Year’s Eve after leading the team to a 5-11 record in the 2012 regular season. Chudzinski will be the 14th head coach in club history. The 44-year-old was found to be the best person available for the job according to Jimmy Haslam, the owner of the Browns.
Haslam spoke to at last eight possible candidates for t...
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Browns fans, you might have to un-burn your Derek Anderson jerseys, WEWS Mike Cairns reporting that new head coach Rod Chudzinski may bring Derek Anderson back to Cleveland. From late Friday:
hearing a little whisper about DA coming back to the Browns. Still owns a house in Westlake. Just saying Stay tuned. said he would love too
— Mike Cairns (@MikeCairns5) January 12, 2013
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...
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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...
The Cleveland Browns have reportedly requested, and were granted, permission to interview Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullen, according to a report from Mike Garafolo of USA Today.
Browns requested permission to interview Jags DL coach Joe Cullen. Permission granted.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 14, 2013
Cullen has spent the last three years with the Jaguars after...
For the first time since 2009, the Browns have had two players voted to the Associated Press All-Pro Team. Kicker Phil Dawson joins tackle Joe Thomas as the Browns representatives on the 2012 AP All-Pro Team.
Joe Thomas was selected to his fifth straight All-Pro team (just two votes shy of his fourth consecutive First Team selection) and this marks Dawson’s second time on the...
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...
As I watched the Cleveland Browns press conference with the formal announcement naming Rob Chudzinski as the team’s new head coach, I couldn’t help but think this was a great hire for the team. The presser itself was non-descript, there were a lot of cliched remarks and generic answers tossed about. There was no discussion about personnel moves or possible hires for the coaching...
NFL.com’s Ian Rapport is reporting that if former Browns DC Mel Tucker doesn’t get the Jaguars job, he could land in Cleveland.
Mel Tucker plans to interview with #Jaguars for their HC job, source confirmed. No date set. 1 other possibility: Back w #Browns for Chud
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 12, 2013
In 2007 and 2008, Mel Tucker was on #Browns staff. He served as...
Looks possible that Norv Turner may not be the only former Chargers coach joining Rod Chudzinski in Cleveland. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports:
Browns HC Rob Chudzinski targeting SD’s John Pagano as his defensive coordinator. KC also did, but Chargers wouldn’t let him out of deal yet
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2013
Ohio.com’s Nate Ulrich adds:
Pagano was a...
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...
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...