New Browns coach knows he’s excited to be in charge of his childhood team, and is certainly glad to have gotten Norv Turner aboard to call his offensive plays.
Who they’ll be calling them for seems to be something he’s less clear about.
Chudzinski was short on specifics about the quarterback position during his time on the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine, but told Browns beat writers beforehand that they’d listen to trade offers for both Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy (such that they’d come).
“We’re looking to improve our team in any areas, by any means of doing that,” Chudzinski replied to a question about moving the two incumbents, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Through it all, the Browns have been hesitant to commit to Weeden. There’s a clear sense that if they can upgrade there, they would, but it’s no certainty they can find one better this offseason.
Chudzinski said his intent was to call his own plays when he became a head coach “if I didn’t find somebody I trusted,” but said that Turner could help Weeden improve.
“He has a really good arm, he can throw the ball, he can make all the throws that you need to throw, he has a good, calm poise and demeanor in the pocket,” Chudzinski said. “Again, he was up and down a little bit and during the season as any quarterback, especially a young quarterback is. You see some things that are there that get you excited about him.”
That may be the case, but it’s also relatively apparent the Browns aren’t in love with their current options.