Cleveland Browns: Jimmy Haslam’s First Move Should Be to Fire Pat Shurmur

October 3, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jimmy Haslam will face many issues when he takes power after the NFL vote on Oct. 16. One of the most significant issues is what to do about head coach Pat Shurmur.
For several reasons, I believe that Shurmur should be dismissed. The sad part is that only a few of these reasons are the fault of Shurmur. Many more are the fault of team president Mike Holmgren.  I will have more to say about that in a future article here on the Bleacher Report.
The biggest issue is Shurmur’s lack of experience. He had only been an offensive coordinator in St. Louis for two years before being named head coach of the Browns. And those two years were not successful. His lack of experience causes him to challenge plays that are, by rule, not challengeable. Often, he uses time outs because it takes him so long to come up with a play call. Then, during crunch time, we have no time outs left.
In 2009, as offensive coordinator, Shurmur led the Rams to the 32nd-ranked offense in scoring ...

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