It looks like it is down to the 49ers and the Rams for the services of the Rob Chudzinski, the OC, HC, and now TE coach of the Colts. I’m assuming Indy is out of the running as he just got a half-assed endorsement from the GM, and since this is being dragged out to the bitter end of his deal, one would likely think they would have wrapped him up already had they wanted him. But then again, it’s the Colts and the Irsay family running things, so anything could happen.
The hopeful side of me thinks this would be a great opportunity for a young coach to be able to work with a young stud QB and do some rehab of his own image at the same time. He can’t be too greedy in wanting to get back to the head coaching ranks after his last debacle in Cleveland. A place that has humbled better men than him, and promises more of the same as they unwind themselves from their latest QB disaster.
Anyhoo, the Bears ended their OC search by inking Adam Gase, the latest wonderboy guy who has a pretty stacked team to work with, although he has Jay (what, me worry?) Cutler as his QB. The Rams? Well, they have a solid if not unspectacular coach in Jeff Fisher, and an offense that varies between lukewarm and glacial. Mainly because they can’t even keep their 2nd string QB (Shaun Hill) upright, let alone Mr. Knee Injury Sam Bradford. He can’t seem to make it through training camp, having missed the last 2 years.
Then there are the owners. Wellllll. The Rams did have Georgia Frontiere, one of the most despised owners in any sport, but Walmart latcher-onner Stan Kroenke is doing a fairly good job of not being an major tool. Our side? Well, there’s the thing. Chud wouldn’t really be able to pick his staff, but then again neither did anyone else. The fallback is a one-way ticket to mediocrity in one Geep Chryst. A guy who as a QB coach, did as much for Kappy as John Morton did for the WRs. Or Mangini did with the TEs.