‘I’m a Cleveland Brown to the Core,’ Chud Says
BEREA, Ohio — Former Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski issued a statement the day after he was fired from the organization.
“I was shocked and disappointed to hear the news that I was fired. 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.”
Chudzinski was relieved of his duties Sunday night after a season ending loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Browns said the team took a “concerning step backward in the second half of the year” and that they “had to admit change was needed.”
Chudzinski served as head coach of the Browns for only one year.