Found November 14, 2011 on Fox Sports Ohio:
BEREA -- Browns coach Pat Shurmur tried to bring clarity to a confusing end-of-the-game situation regarding the Browns 13-12 loss to St. Louis on Sunday. In no particular order, Shurmur explained why backup tight end Alex Smith was given the ball on the Browns last drive on a handoff and why he (Shurmur) chose to run the ball only once the Browns got to the 19 on the last drive. As for the field goal, there was still confusion. Long snapper Ryan Pontbriand said movement by the Rams defensive linemen closest to him prompted the left side of the Browns line to move, which put Alex Macks foot in front of Pontbriands snap. He said the Browns linemen moved a millisecond before the set call to snap the ball, which may be why officials did not throw a flag on the Browns for a false start -- it all happened too fast and too close together. Pontbriand said he was keeping the snap low due to the wind, but had it not hit Macks foot it would have arrived in the hands of Brad Maynard about s...

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Sunday morning’s Plain Dealer ran a story by Mary Kay Cabot on first year head coach Pat Shurmur and his status in the the locker room and in Berea. As the Browns have struggled over the first half of the season, particularly on offense, much of the frustration has been directed at Shurmur. He has handled the press like a rookie coach at times but more importantly, on the field...

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Now you can’t say the Cleveland Browns are completely unlucky, right?Remember how head coach Pat Shurmur opened up the playbook a little bit against the St. Louis Rams, throwing in some trick plays, including some that were run … [visit site to read more]Trick Play Browns Ran Against Rams Was Actually an Illegal Play - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - A Cleveland Browns...

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Game Nine Open Thread: Browns Vs. St. Louis Rams

The Cleveland Browns host the St. Louis Rams in a Week 10 clash of last place teams. Pat Shurmur faces his old club, which is a lowly 1-7 and, save for the Colts, could very well be the worst team in the league. The Rams were simply not competitive in the first six weeks of the season, but have improved over the past two weeks with a win over the Saints and an overtime loss to the...

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Cleveland Browns News and Notes following loss to Rams (video)

Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson and long snapper Ryan Pontbriand talk about the botched field goal at the end of the 13 -12 loss to the St. Louis Rams. Head coach Pat Shurmur also defends his choice to run the ball at the end and go for the field goal. Hosted by Plain Dealer's Cleveland Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot.
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