"All of the coaches have been great. It's an outstanding staff, a great group of men, and they've been eager to pick my brain on things."
Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton hasn't had that opportunity yet. But he has some pretty specific ideas on how Chudzinski can help in the near future.
"I'm sure at some point when we start to zero in on some of the things that we'll do in the game plan to start our season, especially with his familiarity with the AFC North division and the defensive coordinator at the Tennessee Titans," Hamilton said, "there will be a lot of information that should be able to help us in preparing for those teams."
The Titans hired Chudzinski's defensive coordinator in Cleveland, Ray Horton, to run their attack under new head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Indianapolis hosts Tennessee on Sept. 28 and closes the regular season in Nashville on Dec. 28.
The Colts also host AFC North foes Baltimore (Oct. 5) and Cincinnati (Oct. 19), travel to Pittsburgh (Oct. 26) and have a showdown with Chudzinski's former players in Cleveland (Dec. 7).
But revenge isn't on Chudzinski's mind at the moment.
He's more focused on friendship and the ways it can lead life in new directions.
"I can't say enough of how appreciative I am to Chuck and everybody here in the organization and the way they've treated me, welcomed me and my family," he said. "It's been great and certainly the opportunity to be a part of this team, and again, try to do anything I can to help us win."