The Cleveland Browns have hired Rob Chudzinski as their new head coach, marking the sixth head coach hiring since 199 for the franchise. Chudzinski has been the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator for the last two years. For more, log on to http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8833956/cleveland-browns-hire-rob-chudzinski-head-coach.
Meanwhile, Mike Mularkey has been fired as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars after one season at the helm. The firing comes less than two weeks after the team let general manager Gene Smith go. You can read more at espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8831771/mike-mularkey-jacksonville-jaguars-fired-2-14-season.
M Live.com has a piece up featuring Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, where he talks about the adjustments the team must make heading into the 2013 season. Here is part of that piece:
Schwartz plans to reevaluate himself this offseason.
"There's evaluation every single week. You look at the way you organize, the way you practice, the offseason program, training camp, meetings, all that different stuff," Schwartz said. "That's always a work in progress. The way we prepared this year was slightly different than the year before, slightly different than the year before that. The way our offseason will go is slightly different, mainly because of rules and things like that. I think that there are definitely places for me to improve. I don't know if I'm going to sit here and list them, but we're very realistic about where we are; 4-12 wasn't good enough and as a head coach that's my ultimate responsibility.
"If there's one area that you can point to that I need to improve, it's wins. Everything else is all geared toward getting those wins. We're 4-12 this year. Whether that's down from 10-6, or if it had been up from 0-16, it still not good enough and we're all aware of that."
You can read the entire piece at http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2013/01/detroit_lions_coach_jim_schwar_72.html.
Finally, the NFL Divisional Playoff schedule for this weekend is as followed:
Baltimore @ Denver, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., CBS
Green Bay @ San Francisco, Saturday, 8 p.m., Fox
Seattle @ Atlanta, Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox
Houston @ New England, Sunday, 4:30 p.m., CBS