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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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Cleveland president Mike Holmgren says he's disappointed and frustrated with the Browns' lousy season, but he pledged to stick with his plan to rebuild the franchise.
Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert met with the media for more than an hour Thursday and both pledged to "stay the course" with the Browns, who went 4-12 and are the only AFC North team not...
This season’s Cleveland Browns squad had one of their worst offensive units since their 1999 reincarnation, accumulating only 218 total points (an<img ... [visit site to read more]
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The last time Mike Holmgren held a press conference he lectured non-believers and blamed the poor record on some bad breaks. It's going to take a lot more than faith and good fortune, Bud Shaw writes in his Spin column.
Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur is launching a search for offensive coordinator, and he may be willing to give up play-calling duties to the right guy.
The Browns president pledges to "stay the course" with the team's philosophy of building through draft, but there is less clarity on the future of quarterback Colt McCoy and running back Peyton Hillis.
“I have confidence. We will get this done.” – Mike Holmgren
Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert didn’t pull a lot of punches in my opinion. Without throwing anyone under the bus, and while trying to be supportive of current players and coaches, they indicated that they need to get better across the board from year one to year two of the Pat Shurmur era. On a high level, Heckert...
The Cleveland Browns ended the 2011 season with a 4-12 record under first year head coach Pat Shurmur. The players talked about the year after the game on Sunday and as they cleaned their lockers out on Monday.
Much like Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, Browns President Mike Holmgren was measured in his evaluation of Colt McCoy during his season-ending press conference. “My opinion of Colt hasn’t changed,” said Holmgren. “He can be, could be [a franchise quarterback]. But I’m not ready to anoint Colt yet.” Holmgren indicated that McCoy will face competition…
Browns coach Pat Shurmur says quarterback Colt McCoy improved this season but would not commit to him as his starter for 2012.
If I was a starter on the Cleveland Browns offense in 2011, I’d be very worried as it seems everyone will have to earn their job next season. This even includes quarterback Colt McCoy and might also mean Peyton Hillis may not be back. Personally, I can’t blame head coach Pat Shurmur for not guaranteeing starting spots as his team went 4-12.
The biggest thing from his press...