Cleveland Browns hire head coach Rob Chudzinski

The Cleveland Browns have hired their new head coach

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Jul 28, 2012; Spartanburg, SC USA. Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski talks with a player during the training camp held at Wofford College. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY SportsYou may not have heard of him, but Rob Chudzinski will be the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

From what I've seen so far, Cleveland fans are less than thrilled.

Chudzinski has coached in Cleveland before, as the tight ends coach in 2004 and the offensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008.

In case you're wondering, the Browns had the 8th ranked offense in football in 2007... and then dropped to 31st in 2008. Those two years coincided with the Derek Anserson era, for whatever that's worth.

In 2004, his year as the tight ends coach, rookie Kellen Winslow Jr. broke his leg and only played 2 games. Chudzinski was stuck with guys like Steve Heiden and Aaron Shea, neither of whom were terrible impressive. That may not have been Chud's fault, but it didn't convince anyone that he should retain his job.

Chudzinski's latest gig was in Carolina, where he was the offensive coordinator for Cam Newton and the Panthers for two seasons.

The Panthers were 7th and 12th in offensive yardage in 2011 and 2012, and 5th and 18th in scoring, respectively.

What do you think about this hire? Did the Browns jump the gun? Should they have hired someone better? Would a better candidate even be willing to climb into the abyss that has been the Cleveland Browns as of late? What's your take?
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