Can Pat Shurmur Lead The Cleveland Browns Out Of The Wilderness?

January 15, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

And so the Browns begin again.
Eric Mangini out. Pat Shurmur in—through a revolving door that Friday welcomed its third head coach since 2008 and fifth since the team rebooted in 1999.
In that time, the Tennessee Titans have only known Jeff Fisher as coach.
Since 1999, the New England Patriots, led by former Browns coach Bill Belichick, have enjoyed winning records in 10 consecutive seasons.
Tom Brady—who the Browns ignored in the 2000 NFL Draft to select Spergon Wynn—has won 111 football games and three Super Bowls during a stretch in which Cleveland’s fans have endured nine seasons with six or fewer wins and a growing sense of purposelessness.
As each losing, demoralized leader of men is shipped out of town, a new coach strides in and, in his introductory press conference, trumpets his respect for the great tradition of the Cleveland Browns.
Images in grainy black-and-white depicting heroes long gone—many dead.

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