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01/07 Afternoon Minute: No Thanks, Baltimore

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Could Chud be staying put? 

Despite rumors of Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski interviewing with the offensively inept Baltimore Ravens for their vacant head coaching position, The Baltimore Sun – with a bit of confirmation from The Plain Dealer– report that Chud has taken his name out of the hat after signing an extension with Cleveland.

This may be a testament to how bad the offensive situation is in Baltimore, or it may finally be a sign that the Bobby Petrinos and Nick Sabans of the world are more of the exception rather than the “norm,” but Chudzinski now joins Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and New England’s Josh McDaniels on the list of those who will not be entertaining offers from the Ravens.

I’m sure I can speak for many of Browns fans when I say, “Thank You” to Phil Savage for getting this done.  The turnaround that took place this season does not happen often, and for Savage to recognize that and get his deal extended speaks volumes. 

Not only does this allow for one less excuse for next season, but it also makes this past off-season that much more important as the Browns spent the majority of it learning Chud’s offensive sets.  With that under the belts of Romeo Crennel’s crew, this off-season can be used to work on execution more than absorption.

Written by Scott @ WFNY

January 7, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Friday 01/04 Minute: Chud, Henton, and Some Defense

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Top sports-related story in all of Cleveland today has to be the news that current Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski will interview for the vacant head coaching position with the Baltimore Ravens.  The turnaround that Chud gave the Browns offense is well documented, so this is not surprising by any means.  Browns fans will have to come to terms with the fact that Rob will be gone within two years, but we’ll all have to hope that he doesn’t go to the division rival Ravens.  Some already hold a grudge against Ozzie Newsome, so I can only imagine.  Hey Baltimore, what about Mike Martz?  He’s available.

 By now, you’ve likely heard of the “collusion” claims that have followed a Kerry Collins interview on WFAN (NY).  The PD reports that the team can file a grievance to the NFL, as collusion is obviously against the rules.  But honestly, what’s the point? 

Bill Belechick was voted coach of the year.  While I can go the route of pointing and yelling “cheater,” I’m more surprised that Romeo Crennel didn’t receive a single vote.

What’s this?  Todd Boeckman may not play the whole game?  Taking a page out of Florida’s book, the Buckeyes may toss Antonio Henton into the mix.  How often is it that a quarterback goes from suspended and only getting a handful of snaps to becoming a change-of-pace in a National Championship?

It only took until January, but the Cavaliers have decided to step up on defense.  The team that represented the East (regardless of path) last year is two games below .500, so it seems like a good time to change things up.  And don’t count on the trade mentioned by Brian Windhorst here to happen.  While that would easily shore up the inside defense, it isn’t likely to come to fruition.

And finally, if it is some Tribe which you long for, check out the DiaTribe’s projector series for 2008 here and here.

And if you’re reading this, thank you!  Have a good weekend.

Written by Scott @ WFNY

January 4, 2008 at 3:54 pm