Found December 15, 2011 on Pro Football Talk:
Browns President Mike Holmgren made Pat Shurmur his first head coaching hire in Cleveland. That’s why it’s no surprise that Holmgren is backing Shurmur completely after a disappointing 4-9 start to the year. “We have a very, very competent young head coach who will be here for a long time,” said Holmgren via the Cleveland…

Should Mike Holmgren Step in Front of the Mic More Often?

On Wednesday, Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren held a press conference to address the … [visit site to read more] Should Mike Holmgren Step in Front of the Mic More Often? - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - A Cleveland Browns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Browns' big boss backs coach Shurmur

Browns president Mike Holmgren said Pat Shurmur will "absolutely" be Cleveland's coach next season. Holmgren was asked about Shurmur's status Wednesday during a lengthy news conference triggered by quarterback Colt McCoy's concussion and the team's controversial handling of his head injury during Thursday night's loss at Pittsburgh. Shurmur has had...

Pat Shurmur 'will be here for a long time' as coach, says Mike Holmgren: Browns Insider

When asked to elaborate, Holmgren said, "He's going to be the head coach. I'll elaborate on it, he'll be the head coach."

Mike Holmgren and the Browns Won’t Be Different Until They Win

Cleveland is different. There’s no other way to put it, and there is nothing Mike Holmgren can do about it but win. Just win baby. The Colt McCoy concussion fiasco is a big deal. It wouldn’t be anywhere else because nowhere else is Cleveland, and coming off defensive and combative steers the issue toward what he begged the scribes to ignore. The media has nothing else to write...

Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren to meet media

Holmgren hasn't spoken formally in a press conference since Oct. 21.

Leadership-Vacuum Sweepings Vol MMMXXXXIVII: Notes on Mike Holmgren’s 12/15/11 Press Conference

“Ask Pat. Ask Pat. … You’re either with us or you’re not.” — Mike Holmgren “He is very, very defensive today. … An instant classic.” – Tony Grossi, Cleveland Plain Dealer “[S]marmy, arrogant, patronizing, defensive, annoying, standoffish, defiant. In a word: unhinged. I still like Holmgren — but come on.” – Dennis Manoloff, Cleveland Plain Dealer ...

Browns' Shurmur gets vote of confidence

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren gave a vote of confidence to first-year head coach Pat Shurmur on Wednesday. "We have a very, very competent young head coach who will be here for a long time," Holmgren said, "He's going to be the head coach. I'll elaborate on it, he'll be the head coach." Shurmur has been under fire this week after the Browns...

Tony and Mary Kay analyze Mike Holmgren's explanation of Colt McCoy's concussion (video)

Plain Dealer's Cleveland Browns beat writers Tony Grossi and Mary Kay Cabot discuss Browns President Mike Holmgren's explanation of why Colt McCoy was not given a concussion test on the sidelines after the helmet to face mask by the Steelers' James Harrison Thursday night.

Cleveland Browns Mike Holmgren explains Colt McCoy's concussion (video)

Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren talked with the media about what happened Thursday night concerning the hit on Colt McCoy by the Steelers James Harrison and the resulting concussion. McCoy was sent home today still suffering from a headache.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur: Cardinals' defense has similar feel to Steelers

Notes: For most of the past five seasons, the Cardinals wanted their defense to look like that of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They finally might have accomplished it.

Idle chatter: Bengals lossHolmgren's meltdown

Did Houston cook the Bengals golden goose last weekend? Zac Jackson: Yes and no. Is it cooked? It sure seems that way. But the injuries to Leon Hall and Carlos Dunlap cooked it more than Houston did, even though Cincinnati had every reason and every opportunity to win that game. The Bengals have to be sick that they didn't, and they have to go forward knowing they were good...

Cleveland Browns A.M. Links: The Cardinals are similar to the Steelers; Colt McCoy is not good in the red zone; the Browns need playmakers; Arizona using past experience

The Cardinals remind coach Pat Shurmur of the Steelers.

Holmgren: “It’s unfair” to criticize Browns on Colt McCoy’s concussion

Browns President Mike Holmgren attempted to, in his words, “Set the record as straight as I can” in a press conference today, after the team has been widely criticized for its handling of quarterback Colt McCoy’s concussion on Thursday. Specifically, Holmgren stood up for the Browns’ medical staff and head coach Pat Shurmur for allowing…

NFL: McCoy Takes One for the Team, Holmgren Doesn't

By now, there is not an NFL fan that is not familiar with the Pittsburgh Steeler's James Harrison head-to-head hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. As an NFL fan, it is up to you to decide whether the hit was, legitimate or another in a long line of Harrison dirty hits. The NFL has decided for themselves, Harrison will serve a one game suspension for his hit on McCoy...

Browns Didn’t Give McCoy Concussion Test Because They Didn’t See Hit

Medical personnel were tending to other players when quarterback Colt McCoy was hit, the team president Mike Holmgren said.
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