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Shurmur introduced as Browns coach

Posted on: January 14, 2011 12:01 pm
 
Pat Shurmur was introduced as the Denver coach today (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

At first glance, new Browns coach Pat Shurmur doesn’t seem like much of a joker. In his introductory news conference this morning, he came across as controlled and matter-of-fact.

But when a reporter asked him if he would continue running the 3-4 defense or if he would move to a 4-3 defense, the former Rams offensive coordinator Shurmur responded, “There’s a defense?”

Other than that mildly amusing line, Shurmur seemed ready just to get started, saying, “I can’t wait to get off this dais and get to the task of assembling a staff.”

Though he didn’t get into specifics about potential coaches, it doesn’t seem likely Cleveland’s highest-profile assistant coach, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, will stick around. Particularly since he might be headed to Dallas anyway.

A few highlights from Shurmur’s presser:

  • “You dream of the opportunity to be part of an organization such as this. ... As you talk about our team and the goals for this team, it’s very simple: our goal is to win the AFC North, to compete in the playoffs and win Super Bowls. Anything we talk about that doesn’t relate to winning, we’re getting distracted.”
  • Shurmur said he initially would be the one to call the plays on offense: “That really is the fun part for an offensive coach.”
  • On his potential starting QB: "Very impressed wth Colt McCoy. I think he has the skill set and the skills and abilities to be a fine player in this league"
  • Team president Mike Holmgren said new Broncos coach John Fox was on the list of candidates, but in the end, he wanted a coach with a background in offense.
  • And a bonus quote from Holmgren: "You just can’t keep changing things around here every two years. You can’t do that. My hope and prayer is that the changes stop and the growing and building begins. We took some strides last year. My hope is that this will be the coach for a long, long time.”

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Since: Feb 9, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Shurmur introduced as Browns coach

What makes a good team?

Good players.

What makes a great team?

Great Players.

Heckert is the man...if he makes personnel decisions on FA and the draft...he is the man that will make or break the Browns.  Holmgren is the puppet master, and Heckert is a more important puppet than Shurmur in this scenario.

If Heckert was behind the Brady Quinn for 4th round pick plus Freight Train Peyton Hillis...I like our prospects...


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