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Shocker: Chudzinski fired in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND – The first coach fired after the NFL’s regular season concluded on Sunday was perhaps the most surprising, as the Cleveland Browns informed Rob Chudzinski on Sunday evening that he was out as the team’s head coach. Chudzinski’s staff reportedly has been retained, for now.

The move comes after just one season with Chudzinski at the helm, during which time he led his team to a 4-12 record. Despite the poor record, the Browns have several key pieces in place on offense that could provide for brighter days in seasons to come, including wide receiver Josh Gordon, tight end Jordan Cameron, and All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas.

Part of this year’s struggles came from a lack of talent in the offensive backfield, where Chudzinski went through three quarterbacks during the season and saw 2012 first-round draft pick Trent Richardson traded to the Indianapolis Colts after the second week of the season.

Several players expressed their frustration with the Cleveland Browns’ organization for letting go of Chudzinski.

“This organization is a joke,” one Cleveland veteran told “I'm completely in the dark about this. Please (rip them). I feel for Chud. He was good to us.”

“We are so dysfunctional,” another veteran said. “These billionaires need to pick somebody and stay with them. These aren't girlfriends. You can't dump them if they (fail to please you) one time. Too many dominoes fall and (screw stuff) up when that happens. This is highly upsetting”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that New England Patriots offensive coordinator and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt are expected to be the leading candidates to take over the Browns.

Dan is an NFL correspondent for Follow Dan on Twitter at @danpfeiffer74 for breaking NFL news.


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