Found January 04, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
Yesterday Pat Shurmur seemed relieved in giving his review of the tumultuous first season with the Cleveland Browns.  He talked about how it wasn’t good enough.  He talked about hiring an offensive coordinator.  He talked about cherishing the opportunity for a real off-season this year with a roster of players he now knows pretty intimately.  As far as looking toward the future though, he wasn’t able to shed a lot of light other than the fact that there will be changes and everyone is intent on doing much better next year.  I wasn’t overly bothered by the message or the content, but I imagine a lot of people were left unfulfilled by it.  I think it put an extra emphasis on Thursday when Tom Heckert and Mike Holmgren are scheduled to speak.  I am just not expecting much more than what we got from Shurmur. On the staffing situation, I am guessing Holmgren and Heckert will re-affirm what Shurmur said about hiring a coordinator and not talk specifically about candidates oth...
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