August 23, 2014
Rob Chudzinski, the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator for the past two seasons, is interviewing with 49ers coach Mike Singletary for San Francisco's vacant offensive coordinator job.
Former St. Louis coach Scott Linehan and Indianapolis receivers
coach Clyde Christensen interviewed with the 49ers on Friday.
Chudzinski was praised in 2007 when Cleveland's offense scored
402 points and finished eighth in the NFL, but his unit slumped to
31st this season, contributing to coach Romeo Crennel's firing.
Chudzinski got a contract extension from Cleveland last season, but
isn't expected to stay on new coach Eric Mangini's staff.
The 40-year-old Chudzinski is an up-and-coming offensive mind,
but he was known for a pass-first philosophy with Cleveland
quarterbacks Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn, which might not fit
Singletary's vision of a run-based offense in San Francisco.
The 49ers are searching for their seventh offensive coordinator
in seven seasons after Singletary fired Mike Martz late last month.
San Francisco's offense improved under Martz after being the NFL's
worst in two of the previous three seasons.