Found February 02, 2012 on Football Nation:
Residents of Cleveland may be surprised by the unseasonably warm weather that has settled over the city in recent days, as well as the mild winter as a whole. While meteorologists and scientists scramble to articulate the exact scientific reasons for this beautiful weather, many Cleveland Browns fans may be inclined to offer an alternative explanation: the storm clouds that hung over the city for much of the end of 2011 disappeared as soon as the Browns’ tumultuous season drew to a close when Seneca Wallace’s last-gasp Hail Mary pass hit the turf at Cleveland Browns Stadium on New Year’s Day.   The 2011 season started with much hope, promise, and anticipation.   After watching the Browns’ offense sputter throughout 2009 and 2010, owner Randy Lerner and president Mike Holmgren made the decision to fire the defensive-minded Eric Mangini and replace him with the offensive-minded Pat Shurmur. The arrival of Shurmur meant the introduction of the West Coast Offense, an offense that wou...
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