Browns Coach Pat Shurmur: Is He a Younger Version of Mike Holmgren?

January 14, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The wait is over, the Cleveland Browns have hired Pat Shurmur as head coach.

After reading numerous Browns blogs, news articles and visiting Browns forums, one can easily determine that Browns fans are either not impressed or mildly content with the hiring of Shurmur.

The hopes of Mike Holmgren taking over coaching duties, or the hiring of a high-profile head coach, such as Jon Gruden, have been put to rest.

During this search for a Browns head coach, Holmgren, with his coaching history, was considered by many to be the Browns' best option. Holmgren knows what it takes to win football games, and he also knows how to develop a young talented quarterback, so this decision to hire Shurmur comes as no surprise.

The hiring of Shurmur, who has a strong offensive background, will mix well with Holmgren's offensive philosophies.

Spending seven years at Michigan State, he assisted with the offensive line, while coaching special teams and tight ends. Moving on ...

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