It didn’t take long on Sunday for the Cleveland Browns to get a jump on everyone else for Black Monday. Mere hours after the team’s 20-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team fired head coach Rob Chudzinksi after just one year on the job. In calendar terms, Chudzinski had less than a year to do his job. He was hired back on Jan. 11.
After the firing, reports came flooding in that in addition to Cleveland fans being upset about the circumstances, the majority of Browns players were apparently furious about the decision, as they’re now becoming growingly frustrated with the constant turnover, and rightfully so.
On Sunday, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon let his feelings be known on the ousting of his head coach, and he took a funny, subtle jab at ownership by saying he didn’t even know they could do what they actually did:
WR Josh Gordon said he didn’t know firing a coach after 1 year was possible
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) December 30, 2013
Again, you could see where the Cleveland players are having a hard time dealing with all of this. Ownership playing a giant game of hot potato with head coaches on a regular basis never works out for anyone, especially the guys they pay to do the job on the field.