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Brad Childress didn’t know who Josh Gordon was

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Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress, who once vowed to have a “kick-ass” offense in Minnesota, has gotten a kick in the ass offensively from a rookie about whom Chilly recently knew nothing.

In July, the Browns picked receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the supplemental draft.  “I got off a cruise boat and somebody said, ‘We signed Josh Gordon,’ and I said, ‘Who’s Josh Gordon?’” Childress explained to the media on Thursday.

Childress knows who Josh Gordon is now.  And if he keeps playing like he has in recent weeks, Childress will be the guy who picks Gordon up from the airport.

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48 Responses to “Brad Childress didn’t know who Josh Gordon was”
  1. t16rich says: Oct 18, 2012 8:39 PM

    Oh yeah. I forgot about that Brad Childress guy.

  2. jrs45 says: Oct 18, 2012 8:43 PM

    What a touching story!

    I’m a big fan of Gordon. Lock this kid up!

  3. notthathand says: Oct 18, 2012 8:49 PM

    Chilly’s still in the NFL?

  4. virusgvr says: Oct 18, 2012 8:52 PM

    I seriously didn’t know that Brad Childress was the Browns O coordinator

  5. pacodawg says: Oct 18, 2012 8:53 PM

    Say what you want but I haven’t seen the Browns offense move the ball like this in 7 years.

  6. lippy4246 says: Oct 18, 2012 8:54 PM

    When do the Browns fire Childress?

  7. nsb220 says: Oct 18, 2012 9:00 PM

    Pacodawg,
    I’m with you on that also!
    Can’t wait for Sunday’s game :)

  8. countyk66ers says: Oct 18, 2012 9:00 PM

    Coach Kick Ass is back!

  9. tribefever says: Oct 18, 2012 9:00 PM

    In Childress defense Gordon didn’t play in college last year.

  10. Max says: Oct 18, 2012 9:01 PM

    Surprised that Bill Cowher’s name has not come up, since Haslam has connections to Pittsburgh.

  11. thepvyharvin says: Oct 18, 2012 9:03 PM

    It wasn’t all Favre making the Vikings offense look good in 09,,,,guy knows enough to keep a job in the NFL,,,embrace him Browns

  12. jtmmack says: Oct 18, 2012 9:08 PM

    If you play or coach in cleveland does anyone really know who you are.

  13. yeayoubetcha99 says: Oct 18, 2012 9:09 PM

    Chilly didn’t know who Favre was before 08

  14. petehemlock says: Oct 18, 2012 9:10 PM

    The guy from Simon & Simon?

  15. ghjjf says: Oct 18, 2012 9:12 PM

    Gordon was upset when he heard hed have to play for Childress.

  16. patfic15 says: Oct 18, 2012 9:12 PM

    Nice pickup by the Browns. Kid has talent. RGIII raved about em…dismissed it as typical teammate talk but he’s proving something.

  17. purpblooded says: Oct 18, 2012 9:15 PM

    Chill out……. He thought they said “FLASH GORDON”!

  18. rg3enoughsaid says: Oct 18, 2012 9:22 PM

    I dont know where we would have come up with the draft pick to get him, but I would have liked to save some money and pass on Garcón and that bum toe which will plague him the rest of his over paid career

  19. lbpackfan says: Oct 18, 2012 9:22 PM

    Same guy who thought it was legal to have 12 men in the huddle…

  20. geauxjay says: Oct 18, 2012 9:25 PM

    Childress is too busy right now. He is the cowardly jackass that started this bounty nonsense that will ruin the league.

  21. clownsfan says: Oct 18, 2012 9:25 PM

    Kid looks solid. Still raw but apparently light years ahead of Little. Gordon Benjamin, Cooper & Cameron are developing into a nice group. Wish Childress was calling the plays as opposed to Lil’ Fritzy.

    GO BROWNS

  22. whatjusthapped says: Oct 18, 2012 9:43 PM

    Childress is the biggest dumba$$ Head Coach there ever was.

    He was the biggest reason the Vikings couldn’t get over the hump. His biggest problem was that he fancied himself as this really smart guy and the reality was he is just the opposite.

    Cleveland will never get improve with him around.

  23. meattornado says: Oct 18, 2012 10:05 PM

    Zing!

  24. mrfrostyj says: Oct 18, 2012 10:06 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Oct 18, 2012 9:43 PM
    Childress is the biggest dumba$$ Head Coach there ever was.

    He was the biggest reason the Vikings couldn’t get over the hump. His biggest problem was that he fancied himself as this really smart guy and the reality was he is just the opposite.

    Cleveland will never get improve with him around.
    ————————————————–

    Points per game average by the Browns offense in 2011 – 13.6 (ranked 30th in the league)

    Points per game average by Browns offense after week 6 this season – 22.3 (ranked 19th in the league)

    I guess there goes that logic.

  25. goldtoothbiscuits says: Oct 18, 2012 10:42 PM

    gordon thought Childress was the team accountant

  26. stellarperformance says: Oct 18, 2012 10:46 PM

    Brad Childress is a good coach, and he was a good head coach at Minnesota too. He was left holding the bag after the Vikings brass handed Brett Favre the keys to the palace. They had hoped for whatever magical Packer star dust Favre might still have left, would work one more time…and at the Packers expense too (perceived.) But it didn’t. Favre instead did the one thing Packer fans had grown tired of..he threw a game-killing interception. None of it was the fault of Childress, but he paid for it.

  27. mattolikesthevikes says: Oct 18, 2012 10:46 PM

    Breaking now: Childress at Cleveland airport to pick up jerry rice and Chris carter.

  28. mikelitoris1 says: Oct 18, 2012 10:53 PM

    I bet Josh Gordon didn’t know Brad Childress gained 100 lbs out of nowhere until he arrived in Cleveland.

  29. mancave001 says: Oct 18, 2012 11:05 PM

    No one rocks the stache like Chilly. This Eagles fan says Go Browns. Woof!

  30. dumbpollack says: Oct 18, 2012 11:37 PM

    Don’t touch the uniforms, Jimmy.

  31. marjax says: Oct 18, 2012 11:56 PM

    Max says: Oct 18, 2012 9:01 PM

    Surprised that Bill Cowher’s name has not come up, since Haslam has connections to Pittsburgh.

    Cowher retired after the 2006 season. Haslam bought a minority stake in in the team in 2008. Facts are fun.

  32. coolzog says: Oct 19, 2012 12:38 AM

    The only reason that Childress doesn’t know this WR is because he never played for the Eagles.

  33. rajbais says: Oct 19, 2012 12:49 AM

    Brett Favre apparently did. Why else does Childress Come off as clueless?

  34. brownsapologist says: Oct 19, 2012 12:56 AM

    JOSH!!…AwwAwwwww…Savior of the offense!

  35. mrlynch33 says: Oct 19, 2012 2:07 AM

    Sounds about right….Childress was cited saying “I thought this Josh Gordon kid was gonna be a programmatic non-fit.”

  36. RUAHORNH8R says: Oct 19, 2012 2:43 AM

    mrfrostyj & stellar performance!

    2 quality comments worth reading! Thanks for the intelligent input

  37. bamboozle99 says: Oct 19, 2012 4:05 AM

    I’ll never forget how Favre gave Childress the finger for trying to yank him out of a meaningless game.

  38. mungman69 says: Oct 19, 2012 4:53 AM

    Brad was great in Philly. They wish that they had him back.

  39. cubancigar10 says: Oct 19, 2012 7:39 AM

    Stay tuned for the feature movie starring Chilly Baby entitle, “Clueless In Cleveland.”

  40. brownsclown says: Oct 19, 2012 7:50 AM

    1000 Browns fans were recently polled by Tony ‘The Tweet” Grossi. None of those fans thought that Josh Gordon got lessons on how to catch the football from Braylon ‘hands of stone’ Edwards or Greg ‘Little Brylon’ Little!

  41. tucostacos says: Oct 19, 2012 8:13 AM

    People need to stop confusing bad head coaches w/ bad coordinators. They become head coaches usually because they are good/great coordinators. Chilly is a good O-coordinator, just like Marinelli is a good/great D-coordinator.

  42. ibleedorangeandbrown says: Oct 19, 2012 9:25 AM

    I don’t know what a cruise “boat” is.

  43. seanpbeck says: Oct 19, 2012 11:21 AM

    You know how those former Vikes like their cruises…

  44. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 19, 2012 11:29 AM

    mrfrostyj says:Oct 18, 2012 10:06 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Oct 18, 2012 9:43 PM
    Childress is the biggest dumba$$ Head Coach there ever was.

    He was the biggest reason the Vikings couldn’t get over the hump. His biggest problem was that he fancied himself as this really smart guy and the reality was he is just the opposite.

    Cleveland will never get improve with him around.
    ————————————————–

    Points per game average by the Browns offense in 2011 – 13.6 (ranked 30th in the league)

    Points per game average by Browns offense after week 6 this season – 22.3 (ranked 19th in the league)

    I guess there goes that logic.
    _________

    Do the brand new quarterback, running back, and wide receiver get any credit for that change?

  45. rcali says: Oct 19, 2012 12:33 PM

    I find it strange that an OC of an NFL team was blindsided by a potential WR Sup. pick that his team was eyeing. This is why the new owner is cleaning house.

  46. chuckstertam says: Oct 19, 2012 12:33 PM

    Being a DieHard Browns fan since the 70’s, I just want to say this, “I haven’t seen improvement this fast ever.
    The personel that were in charge of the draft must have been idiots. We couldn’t draft talent on consistant basis and now it’s taking H&H longer then I expected it too.
    I have a feeling things are about to change, and change in way that will be forever ingrained thru out the NFL.
    Make no mistake, the Browns are Back. The NFL is going to be shocked. All the haters will be jumping on the wagon..LOL, ESPN will have a special on the Browns in 2 years. I’ve never been this stoked, and can’t wait..Go Browns

  47. mrfrostyj says: Oct 19, 2012 7:55 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Oct 19, 2012 11:29 AM
    mrfrostyj says:Oct 18, 2012 10:06 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Oct 18, 2012 9:43 PM
    Childress is the biggest dumba$$ Head Coach there ever was.

    He was the biggest reason the Vikings couldn’t get over the hump. His biggest problem was that he fancied himself as this really smart guy and the reality was he is just the opposite.

    Cleveland will never get improve with him around.
    ————————————————–

    Points per game average by the Browns offense in 2011 – 13.6 (ranked 30th in the league)

    Points per game average by Browns offense after week 6 this season – 22.3 (ranked 19th in the league)

    I guess there goes that logic.
    _________

    Do the brand new quarterback, running back, and wide receiver get any credit for that change?

    ___________________________________

    You mean the 29 year old rookie QB, the running back who had two knee surgeries in less than a year and a rookie receiver who hadn’t played football in over a year?

    The Browns offense was expected to be horrendous this season starting rookies and second year guys at almost every major position but instead has been the most improved facet of their game. Even the Browns vets have looked much better under the current offense than they did last season. Taking Pat Shurmur out of the game planning phase of the offense has done wonders for that team.

  48. jmgatskiejr says: Oct 19, 2012 8:44 PM

    Without the context of an an NFL stadium, press box, sideline or photograph with a caption then I challenge 50% of us diehard NFL fans, writers and peripheral contacts to correctly identify the guy who cuts replacement keys at ACE as Chilly or not. It’s not just the meek guy next door persona emanation, but a feeling that seems to follow him from job to job that players succeed inspite of him and over time, eventually mutiny.
    Thank god Heckert recognized Josh Gordon and the kid not only has produced way beyond expectations, with the simple non celebration of his second TD catch against NY he showed wisdom and class we should all be proud of. Damn, I’m excited!

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