Rams Request to Interview Colts Rob Chudzinski as OC


Despite the Indianapolis Colts struggles yesterday, it didn’t dissuade another team from requesting to interview Rob Chudzinski today. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the St. Louis Rams have formally asked to interview the Colts’ Special Assistant to Chuck Pagano:

It marks the second interview request we’ve heard in regards to Chudzinski in as many weeks, as the 49ers previously requested permission last week:

"“With over 20 years of professional and collegiate experience, Chudzinski has a wide array of football knowledge. Before joining the Colts this season, he served as the Cleveland Browns head coach in 2013. If Hamilton were to leave for a head coaching job, he was thought to be the heavy favorite to replace him as Colts’ offensive coordinator. However, it looks as though Chudzinski may be a new offensive coordinator elsewhere all together.”“Among his strengths, Chudzinksi is known for being somewhat of a tight end guru. Having played collegiately as a tight end while at the University of Miami and later serving as a tight ends coach, he’s well versed in the nuances of the position. Several NFL tight ends have enjoyed some of their best years under Chudzinksi’s tutelage, including Antonio Gates, Kellen Winslow Jr., Greg Olsen, and Jordan Cameron.”"

As a testament to Chudzinski’s effectiveness at coaching and exploiting the strengths of the tight end position, the Indianapolis Colts tight ends in Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener were the 1st tight end duo to each have 8 touchdowns in NFL history per the Indianapolis Star’s Zak Keefer:

On the season, both tight ends were tied for the Colts team-high in touchdowns with 8 a piece on the season. Specifically, Dwayne Allen had 29 receptions for 395 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Coby Fleener had 51 receptions for 774 receiving yards and also 8 touchdowns. Chudzinski’s loss to the Colts’ coaching staff would figure to be a potential significant blow to the team’s tight end production going forward: