Browns to fire Rob Chudzinski according to Chris Mortensen
Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski throws up his arms after pass interference was called on cornerback Leon McFadden during the fourth quarter of their 27-26 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
The Cleveland Browns are going to fire head coach Rob Chudzinski, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. After no hint of this at any point of the season, there were rumblings of this moments before the kickoff of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which has apparently now gone from suspicions to realities.
Rob Chudzinski coached one season to a 4-12 record and had to try to win with three different quarterbacks. After starting the season 4-5, the Browns lost their final 7 games in a row, setting a franchise record. Names that have been thrown out there in reports have been Josh McDaniels and Bill O’Brien.
Beyond the fact that there are only 32 jobs and the money involved, it becomes difficult to envision how attractive the Browns head coaching job is with all that has happened with it. An owner still facing potential legal issues, a front office that fired a coach after one season, and no answer at the quarterback position. If this turns out to be true, there are a ton of important questions that warrant answers directed at Joe Banner, the team’s CEO.