“What if coach Pat Shurmur’s points-challenged offense — ranked 30th in the league with 13.6 points per game — suddenly erupts and the Browns defeat the red-hot Cardinals, who’ve won five of their last six?”
What if a giant flying anteater that was also a time machine showed up at your doorstep and let you take it far back enough in time for you to make enough wagers to get enough money to buy the Browns from Art Modell before Al Lerner shooshed him and the real Browns off to Baltimore in ’95?
“While Sunday’s game in Arizona is a trial for Colt McCoy in absentia, if Wallace suddenly directs an efficient, productive offense, such a performance would give Shurmur a boost … creat[ing] the impression that he could’ve done better in his inaugural season with a veteran hand steering his offense, especially after a lockout killed the off-season.”
While Colt McCoy might in fact be objectively mediocre at very best, Pat Shurmur could very well be the same thing, or worse. Seneca