NFL Rumors: Did The Cleveland Browns Choose Pat Shurmur Too Soon?

January 29, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A little over two weeks ago, the Cleveland Browns and President Mike Holmgren chose former St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as their new head coach. So why is this news today?
Well, that's because longtime Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher was recently let go by the Titans, which will undoubtedly make him a hot commodity in the NFL in the upcoming weeks.
Now let's say the Browns in fact had a head coaching vacancy. Surely they would be interested in the former Tennessee coach, wouldn't they?
This is exactly my point, as I believe the Browns in fact moved too soon in hiring Shurmur.
Sure, Pat Shurmur has known or has worked under some big names during his time in the NFL and as a Quarterbacks Coach with the Philadelphia Eagles: Andy Reid, current Browns General Manager Tom Heckert, and even his uncle Fred Shurmur, who was the former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator in the mid-1990s, but what exactly does he hold o...

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