“Pat Shurmur pulled out all the stops to shake and bake by the lake.” — Mary Kay Cabot
“It’s good to win in a different way sometimes.” — Pat Shurmur
“We’re putting something together here and it’s going to be beautiful.” — Trent Richardson
“Let me tell you something, Nick Saban wouldn’t work with Mike Lombardi in a thousand years.” — A league source “with knowledge of both men”
After 29 games, an NFL team coached by Pat Shurmur finally won one in a blowout. So what does it mean that it took so long? Or that the blowout came not only against the team with the worst record in the league, but also one quarterbacked by Brady Quinn, coached by Romeo Crennel, and reeling from the fallout of one of the worst experiences a football team or anyone could have, as well as first quarter injuries to its only explosive offensive threats?
It at least means it’s worth considering the idea that a roster that’s improved as much as the Browns’ has over the last two sea