Keep An Eye On Rob ChudzinskiDecember 29th, 2013
Everything right now is all about the “if” — as in if Greg Schiano returns next season.
But if he does, there’s no question the Bucs soon will be seeking a new offensive coordinator. And there’s also no question Greg Schiano likes to keep things in his family.
So Joe’s confident that Schiano would look inside his proverbial family for a new offensive guru.
Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski is set to be fired tonight after only one season in Cleveland, per various national media reports. Chudzinski coached with Schiano at the University of Miami under then Miami head coach and current Bucs senior advisor Butch Davis, who later brought Chudzinski to the NFL with the Browns in 2004.
Joe thinks the connection is worth watching.
Chudzinski is an innovative offensive mind. He’s had NFL success calling plays. Offense wasn’t Cleveland’s downfall this year, and Chudzinski did some great things with Cam Newton as Carolina’s offensive coordinator in 2011.
Yes, Chudzinski is not the world’s greatest offensive coordinator, but that’s not the point of this post. He’s a guy Schiano has known since the 1990s. And he might be a much easier sell to Team Glazer than current Bucs quarterbacks coach and former Rutgers offensive coordinator John McNulty.