“Our focus is on game today. We will not discuss any evaluation of the season until this upcoming week,” the statement read.
Translation? He gone. Wouldn’t they have supported him in the least if he were going to stick around?
The speculation about Chud’s job started on Friday when Dan Pompei reported that one reason the Browns might want to get rid of Chud after just one season is because they did not get who they wanted last year. They sought Nick Saban, Chip Kelly and Jon Gruden and struck out, and they may want someone better.
There were these reports about Chud making it seem like he’s toast.
One place of turmoil (again) to monitor is Cleveland Browns, where there's some turmoil & unhappiness with how team folded 2nd half of year
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 29, 2013
Problems I've heard the Browns front office has with Chud: Players not being held accountable, and a lack of decisiveness in big moments.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 29, 2013
Breer says Bill O’Brien and Josh McDaniels would be candidates for the Browns if (when) they fire Chud. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer also says Chud and GM Mike Lombardi have clashed.
Yup, sounds like Chud is done for sure. But I don’t think they’re going to get a great coach to turn it around like they hope.