Plenty of NFL head coaches get fired. Few were childhood fans of the team that fired them.
Former Browns coach Rob Chudzinski, who worked for the team twice before becoming the head coach in January, grew up cheering for the team.
His antics included putting the TV in the window and watching the game outside, in the same elements that the fans were enjoying the games. (To the extent anyone enjoyed many Browns games.) Chudzinski also admitted to eating dog biscuits as a youth.
“I was shocked and disappointed to hear the news that I was fired,” Chudzinski said in a statement circulated. “I am a Cleveland Brown to the core, and always will be. It was an honor to lead our players and coaches, and I appreciate their dedication and sacrifice. I was more excited than ever for this team, as I know we were building a great foundation for future success. While clearly I would have liked to see the long-term vision through to the end, I am very grateful to Jimmy Haslam and the Haslam family for letting me live my dream.”
It’s a shame that he didn’t get to live his dream a bit longer, and to get more of a chance to make the most of a situation that involved issues and injuries at the quarterback position, a suspension to Josh Gordon, the trade of Trent Richardson, and various other injuries and problems.