- "In the end, Browns make sound decision" (FS Ohio) - "The coaching search conducted by the Cleveland Browns sure seemed (from the outside at least) … well … complex ... at times. But in the end the Browns may have gotten it right. Which may be the most amazing thing of all."
- "The Browns, Rob Chudzinski and the Art of Being Patient" (TheClevelandFan.com) - "No one knows if this is going to work. It is going to take time to find out. Those were the two biggest (and most important) takeaways from Friday’s press conference to introduce Rob Chudzinski as the 14th coach (and sixth since 1999) of the Cleveland Browns."
- "Loyalty a big motivation for new Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski" (Plain Dealer) - "Five years ago, Rob Chudzinski sat in a Cleveland Clinic waiting room discussing friendship, promises and the mortality of a man he had known since high school. It was the summer of 2008 and Chudzinski listened to P.J. Miller calmly speak about the future of his family without him in it."
- "Rob Chudzinski’s defense could be hybrid, will be aggressive" (Chronicle-Telegram) - "The angst among fans over a possible switch from the 4-3 defensive scheme to a 3-4 might’ve been for naught. New coach Rob Chudzinski said the defensive coordinator he hires will determine if the Browns are a 4-3 or 3-4 base, but either scheme with have versatility."
- "Rob Gronkowski done for playoffs" (ESPN) - "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the remainder of the postseason after breaking his arm in Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans, sources confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter."
- "ACL damage could impact RGIII’s availability for 2013" (SI.com) - "The early word out of Robert Griffin III’s Wednesday morning knee surgery was both expected and troubling."
- "AP Source: Eagles interviewed Brian Billick" (AP) - "The Philadelphia Eagles have interviewed former Ravens coach and current Fox analyst Brian Billick for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Sunday."
- "Lords of the Rings: elite QB club" (ESPN) - "Since the 2003 season, six quarterbacks have dominated the Super Bowl. Only Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees have won Super Bowls in the past nine years. They are the Lords of the Super Bowl rings."
We also have an early Afternoon Delight addition to the Chow this morning.
(Hat tip to FrenchToast979)