“Laid Back” Chudzinski Can’t Stop Working

January 13th, 2012

So what’s the vibe on Rob Chudzinski inside the Panthers organization?

Of course, Joe doesn’t mingle up there, but Carolina Panthers director of player development Mark Carrier, a former Pro Bowl wide receiver with the Buccaneers, sure does. Carrier talked about his offensive coordinator today on Primetime on WHBO-AM 1040 this afternoon.

“Everybody loves him around here. Real laid back. A young man. His mind is always working,” Carrier said. He’s going to get an opportunity. I’m hoping from a prejudice side, up here in Carolina, not so soon. But if the Buccaneers do happen to offer him an opportunity, it’ll be a great fit for the Bucs.”

Carrier went on to rave about Chudzinski’s unmatched work ethic and preparation. Carrier relayed a story about how the Panthers coaching staff was on vacation last week but Chudzinski was working tirelessly at the Panthers facility preparing for the 2012 season.

Carrier agreed with the assertion that Chudzinski was the man most responsible for Cam Newton’s development, saying Chudzinski “force-fed Cam into believing in what he was doing.”

Joe raised an eyebrow upon hearing Chudzinski was “laid back,” but it was unclear whether Carrier was talking about Chudzinski’s coaching demeanor or the way he is off the field. Regardless, Joe realizes “laid back” coaches can be firm disciplinarians. Father Dungy comes to mind.

8 Responses to ““Laid Back” Chudzinski Can’t Stop Working”

  1. BucFan813 Says:

    good point about Dungy

  2. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    I guess “laid back” tendencies are a bad thing. Well we emply Aqib Talib, and did employ the most “laid-back” and undisciplined head NFL coach in history for 3 years.

    We also have a GM who a legend former player questioned his work ethic – and you know Sapp is not the first and only person associated with the team to speak this – even if he is the first to do so publicly.

    I guess its a good thing if we are bow looking for disciplined people.

    Well, Rah did start disciplining players – unfortunately he started with first time offenders and turned a blind eye to buddies who were multi-repeat offenders.

  3. A REAL Bucs Fan Says:

    Last year Sapp was praising Raheem.

    No to Chud either way. Too big a gamble.

  4. SteveK Says:

    Bring in Chud as HC, Tom Clements as OC , Spags as asst. HC and DC.

  5. eric Says:

    Im just damn happy we stopped interviewing guys nobody else was

    I love how aggressive that panther offense played.

    Damn good candidate imo.

    I was kinda hoping for a guy who could help rockstar with personnel but may not be out there.

    Marty simmer chud three good possibilities.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Still talking about Raheem huh Thomas? How much longer? 2 years?

  7. TurnThePage Says:

    cant wait to get a coach so I can turn the page already.

  8. fridgebob Says:

    2.2 years