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Report: Rams Request to Interview Rob Chudzinski for Offensive Coordinator Opening

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According to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the St. Louis Rams have requested to interview Colts' special assistant to the head coach Rob Chudzinski for their offensive coordinator opening.

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A few days ago we mentioned the report from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's Matt Maiocco that Colts' special assistant to the head coach Rob Chudzinski was the favorite for the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator opening, and while it's believed that the 49ers are still interested in Chudzinski, another team is as well.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the St. Louis Rams have requested to interview Chudzinski for their offensive coordinator opening:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rams?src=hash">#Rams</a> have requested permission to speak with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a> special assistant Rob Chudzinski for their OC opening, source said.</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/557196809551224832">January 19, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Rapoport says that the Rams also requested an interview with Packers' quarterback coach Alex Van Pelt for the opening as well.

Chudzinski has been an NFL offensive coordinator with both the Cleveland Browns (2007-2008) and the Carolina Panthers 2011-2012), and he was the head coach of the Browns in 2013, though he was surprisingly fired after a 4-12 season.  He took a position with the Colts as a special assistant to head coach Chuck Pagano, as Chudzinski and Pagano are friends who have known each other for a while.

Chud has done a variety of roles for the Colts this season, basically helping out with whatever they need him to do.  He's been involved in game planning, has helped give advice on how to prepare for opponents, has helped Chuck Pagano with game day decisions, and other things, fulfilling a largely undefined role for the Colts.  When he was brought on last offseason, it was fully assumed that it would be a one year thing before he then possibly became an offensive coordinator again - possibly with the Colts, possibly elsewhere.  Pep Hamilton appears to be staying with the Colts, so that might mean that Chudzinski will wind up with another team.  And with the Rams requesting an interview with him for their offensive coordinator opening, they might be interested in being that team.