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While We’re Waiting… The fired coach edition

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Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com.

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“If the Browns relieve coach Rob Chudzinski of his duties Monday, as ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Sunday evening, it will illustrate the height of their arrogance, the cartoonish level of their dysfunction. They actually believe there’s a future NFL coaching star out there who wants to work with an owner under federal investigation and a CEO and general manager who have yet to prove they know anything about talent evaluation.

It will show owner Jimmy Haslam learned nothing from his days as minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who pride themselves on continuity. The Browns can’t find a quarterback, so they use their coach as a scapegoat instead.

If Paul Brown were alive, he would want his name removed from the team he founded.” [Ridenour/Ohio.com]

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“Memo from the Cleveland Browns to their fans regarding the excitement over the hiring of Rob Chudzinski: Never mind.

Yes, the team that typically grinds up quarterbacks hit the daily double this season: It ground up a quarterback, and now it has ground up and spit out a coach — after one season.

Good luck selling belief in the new hire.” [McManamon/ESPN]

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“The usually unflappable D’Qwell Jackson was so upset, he could barely talk. Joe Thomas thought the idea of firing Chudzinski was outrageous. Jordan Cameron thought the coaches didn’t receive enough credit for helping young players such as himself to develop. Alex Mack just seemed to think this was yet another bad idea from an organization that seems to be a think-tank for poor decisions.” [Pluto/Cleveland.com]

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Tweet of the day part one.

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Tweet of the day part two.

 

  • Ezzie Goldish

    We’re all forgetting an important point: Chud gets to get away from this @#$%, and still gets paid for four years! He’s the luckiest guy from this year’s Cleveland Browns.

  • dimoko

    Thanks front office for making us embarrassed by our football team.

  • typo

    As others have said, where is the accountability of the front office? Chad wasn’t the one who brought in 0 impact free agents. He also wasn’t the one that drafted Barcourtnious Brown 6th overall.

  • Natedawg86

    And he got some free browns gear. Do you think he will still be a CLE fan?

  • Ezzie Goldish

    …and a $10.5M buyout!? Geez.

    If he’s a CLE fan, then of course he will be. Aren’t we all masochists?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    So glad Randy Lerner and his paying ex-head coaches after firing them is gone!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Kevin Costner will save you all!!!!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    $10 says Lombardi is MIA at the firing conference!!!

  • Wow

    Glad nobody took you up on that!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    LoL I loved the question asking about Lombardi and insinuating him not being present when there were so many ?s about player evaluation and Haslam said he hadn’t thought about it.