Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 10/25/14
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 staff, but Chudzinski’s comments struck a chord with me. Chudzinski said he wanted to play opportunistic defense, forcing turnovers and getting after the opposing quarterbacks. He stated that the offense would be a down field passing attack balanced with a power running game. What else was he going to say? What got my attention however, were the comments from the Toledo native about growing up as a Browns fan. He made an immediate connection to the Browns fanbase. He said he grew up playing in the back yard wearing his Ozzie Newsome and Brian Sipe jersey while playing football in the back yard. He mentioned ...
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