Jan 11, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski answers questions during his introductory press conference at the team

The Cleveland Browns and The Carolina Panthers: A Love Story

The Cleveland Browns seem to be taking everything from the Carolina Panthers lately. They took our Offensive Coordinator first, Mr. Rob Chudzinski, to replace their old head coach, Pat Shurmur. Second, they took the best Offensive Coordinator on the market, Norv Turner, who I was sure was going to come to Carolina, even after all the rumors that he was going to be the Cleveland Browns next Offensive Coordinator, which in fact was his final destination. And now they seem to be after the Carolina Panthers backup Quarterback Derek Anderson.

Dec 4, 2011; Tampa FL, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterbacks Cam Newton (1) and Derek Anderson (3) in the first half of their game at Raymond James Stadium. The Panthers won 38-19. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

A Charlotte area news station reported that Derek Anderson posted on his Facebook page recently that “it looks like it is time to make a return to a familiar place for some unfinished business.” Anderson’s Offensive Coordinator at Cleveland was the Panthers old Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski. One of the reported reasons that Anderson first came to Carolina was because of his loyalty to Chudzinski. So more than likely, we will not be seeing Derek Anderson wearing any combination of blue, black, or white next year.

Of course there always seems to be a need for revenge every time someone steals from you, and that is exactly what the Panthers seem to be doing. Now former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur has been in talks for the vacant spot left by his replacement. Along with Shurmur the Panthers also have reportedly been in talks with Cincinnati Bengal’s secondary coach, and former Oakland Raider’s head coach, Hue Jackson, as well as the Panthers current Quarterback’s coach Mike Shula.

However, while researching the topic on who we should hire as our next Offensive Coordinator, I found a very interesting article explaining why we should hire former Tampa Bay Running Back’s coach Steve Logan. “Since leaving his job as running back’s coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2011 season Steve Logan has worked in media. In much the same way he coached, Logan is different. He is bold, opinionated, and entertaining. Once described as the curious pirate for his unpredictable, unconventional, and surprisingly successful tenure at East Carolina, Logan has won consistently with players other teams did not want.” I implore every reader to read the article as it is very insightful. You can find all of it on opposingview.com.

So with all that being said, Steve Logan and Pat Shurmur are my frontrunners for the vacant position of Offensive Coordinator. Who’s your personal frontrunner? Please leave a comment in the comments section below, or send in your thoughts to [email protected] to get your thoughts read on our podcast Cat Crave Radio.

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