Found October 19, 2011 on Seattle Times:
RENTON -- The Browns offense is well-armed as it prepares to host Seattle on Sunday.It has to be considering all the times Cleveland has passed the ball this year in what amounts to a Seismic shift in offensive tendencies under first-year coach Pat Shurmur.McCoy threw 61 passes in Cleveland's game against Tennessee two weeks ago, and he threw 45 passes in Oakland on Sunday.Compare that to last season when the Browns attempted 29.9 passes per game, fewer than all but three times in the NFL. This season, Cleveland is averaging 43.4 passes, more than every team in the league save for the New Orleans Saints.So is that a sign of a philosophical shift or a reality of game situations?"The last two games we've found ourselves behind in kind of the meat of the game so we've thrown the ball much more," Shurmur said.Shurmur went so far as to say that he hopes that McCoy never has to throw 61 passes in a game again.The Browns are averaging 81.6 yards rushing, making them o...
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