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Waiting For Next Year:
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 Cardinals. Quarterback Sam Bradford has had an unimpressive season thus far, and enters the game hobbled by an ankle injury. The Browns have plenty of injury problems of their own, as running backs Montario Hardesty and Peyton Hillis are both out, in addition to Mohammed Massaquoi and T.J. Ward. Our weekly “Browns Will Win If” preview can be found here.
The 1-7 Rams may be the Browns last, best chance for a W before they enter the rugged AFC North portion of the schedule. Follow along all afternoon in the comments section.
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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...
BEREA, Ohio Pat Shurmur said even though he's been in Cleveland less than a year, he understands what Browns fans are feeling.
"I am just like every other person in the city of Cleveland," Shurmur said. "I woke up this morning and upset we lost.
"But, I am not discouraged," he said. "When you don't win, it's hard to talk about the good...
Coach Pat Shurmur says he would do it the same way,
The Cleveland Browns did not make the grade.
On a day when the Browns finally showed some imagination, Pat Shurmur wasn't to blame for playing it safe at the end, sports columnist Bud Shaw writes.
Pat Shurmur reached into his bag of his tricks in an attempt to liven up a dormant offense.
“I just leave with a helpless feeling. It’s tough. You just kind of scratch your head and wonder where all of this bad luck is coming from and why.” – Colt McCoy, 11/13/11
“We tried to hand him the football and he dropped it. That’s the thinking [behind the fourth-quarter decision to handoff to tight end Alex Smith, who 'couldn't remember ever taking a direct...
CLEVELAND - Browns coach Pat Shurmur thought Phil Dawson would make an easy 22-yard field goal late in the fourth...
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.