Found July 31, 2012 on Cleveland Frowns:
Last week, Browns head coach Pat Shurmur made the local media rounds, giving rise to an explosion of commentary about how the second-year Browns head coach is a different man this season, a new guy with a new attitude. This was all clear by last Friday, the day before veterans reported to training camp. Which, of course, is a huge bummer, because if Shurmur really is a different man this season, it means we’ll have lost the old “calm and professional, unruffled” Pat Shurmur of last pre-season; the one “[without a] glimpse of anxiety or doubt on his face,” the “born leader” who’s “self-deprecating and authoritative at the same time,” and who “has that ‘it,’” that “swag to him, just like a really good coach.” And with that Shurmur gone, there’s no telling what might happen to the Browns offense from last pre-season; The offense that was “in a word, coordinated,” with “a sense of purpose in what they tried to do and a tempo that was faster than we’ve seen here for a whi
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