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 email@example.com.
“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]
“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]
“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]
Tweet of the day part one.
To all the good folks/sports fans in Cleveland, when I spoke of optimism at last January's awards event, I was hobo drunk on red wine.
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) December 29, 2013
Tweet of the day part two.
— Brigid Gallagher (@CleChiCtq) December 29, 2013