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Posts Tagged ‘Pat Shurmur.’

Browns’ Shurmur decides to add offensive coordinator

 

Pat Shurmur Browns coach January 2011 (photo by Roboshark13 via wikipedia commons)

The fans and media of the Cleveland Browns have said all along that the team needs an offensive coordinator above all else.

It was evident during several games this year that the team was scrambling around to calls plays at the last minute and got plays into the huddle late.

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said recently that he would begin a search for an offensive coordinator and is willing to forgo all play calling and just oversee the entire team as most NFL coach’s do. But only if he gets the right guy.

Although Shurmur offered no names, there are a couple of people he could hire due to past experiences. Brad Childress, whom Shurmur worked with on Andy Reid’s staff in Philadelphia and Mike Sherman, a former assistant with Mike Holmgren with Green Bay.

 

Info compiled from Cleveland Browns, NFL, Radio & TV news

 

Bengals shock Browns in season opener, 27-17

 

A.J. Green (U of Georgia photo)

Rookie wide receiver A.J. Green caught Cleveland’s secondary napping to score his first career catch, a 41-yard touchdown from backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski as the Cincinnati Bengals spoiled a sloppy debut by Cleveland under new head coach Pat Shurmur.

The Bengals won 27-17.

Gradkowski, who played for the Browns in 2008, came on in relief of injured rookie quarterback Andy Dalton, called for a quick snap as the Browns were still trying to figure out the Bengals offensive alignment, lobbed the ball to Green, who scored with 4:31 to go in the game and shocked the Browns and all the fans in Cleveland Stadium.

The Browns fell to 1-12 in season openers since their return to the NFL in 1999.

Another bright spot was Bengals running back Cedric Benson, who rushed for 121 yards and cemented the game with a 39-yard run down the right sideline for a TD with 1:49 to play.

Dalton, the Bengals rookie QB, looked good in the team’s first three drives. The second-round pick from TCU, took advantage of good field position to help the team to a 13-0 lead; two Mike Nugent field goals of 24 and 47 yards and a 2-yard TD pass to tight end Jermaine Gresham.

But the Browns came alive in the second quarter after a long Joshua Cribbs kickoff return.

Cleveland QB Colt McCoy threw a 34-yard TD pass to tight end Benjamin Watson halfway through the second quarter for their first score.

McCoy then threw a 56-yard completion to Mohammed Massaquoi, the longest pass of his career, set up a 2-yard TD to tight end Evan Moore, three plays later and the Browns led 14-13.

McCoy, is the Browns’ eighth different opening-game QB in the last nine seasons.

The Browns led 14-13 at the half despite shooting itself in the foot with 10 penalties for 67 yards. While the Bengals were concered about their rookie QB Dalton, who had his right wrist injured in the second quarter. Although X-rays did not show anything severe at halftime, the Bengals coaching staff turned to the veteran Gradkowski, who had looked very capable as a backup during the preseason.

Dalton looked very poised and under control in his NFL debut. He completed 10 of 15 passes for 81 yards for a TD and a quarterback rating of 102.4.

During the game, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis became the longest tenured coach in team history when he began his ninth season with the team. He passed owner and founder Paul Brown (1969-75) and Sam Wyche (1984-91). He will soon become the winningest coach in franchise history.

The Bengals played the game without starting offensive guard Bobbie Williams, who is serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy against using performance enhancing substances.

Info compiled from Radio, TV, NFL, Cincinnati Bengals & Cleveland Browns news

Ray Rhodes added to new Browns coaching staff

Ray Rhodes has become the newest member of the Cleveland Browns staff under new head coach Pat Shurmur as a defensive assistant.

Ray Rhodes (Packers media guide photo)

Rhodes, a former NFL head coach with Philadelphia and Green Bay, has spent the past three years with Houston Texans. Previous to the Texans, he worked in Seattle with Browns president Mike Holmgren.

compiled from Cleveland Browns news

Browns clean house, cut payroll

Shaun Rogers (Browns media guide photo)

With a new coaching staff, comes a cleaning out of unwanted goods or in this case players.

The Cleveland Browns terminated the contracts of some of their big-name players, including popular nose tackle Shaun Rogers.

The Browns, who are still rebuilding, but this time under another new head coach Pat Shurmur, also rid themselves of veteran linebackers Eric Barton and David Bowens, defensive end Kenyon Coleman, tight end Robert Royal and right offensive tackle John St. Clair.

Rogers, an enormous, 350-pound run-stopper and three-time Pro Bowl selection, was slowed this past season by injuries and played sparingly. The Browns would’ve paid him $5.5 million in 2011 with a $500,000 roster bonus.

compiled from NFL & Cleveland Browns news

Pat Shurmur hired as new Browns coach

Pat Shurmur (St. Louis Rams photo)

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said he wanted to find a head coach that had ties to him and general manager Tom Heckert.

He found his man, in Pat Shurmur.

The 45-year-old has never been a head coach at any level.

Shurmur received a four-year deal worth about $11.25 million. He had been the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams the past two seasons.

Before St. Louis, Shurmur spent 10 years in Philadelphia as an assistant under Andy Reid, one of Holmgren’s most successful coaching protege’s.

compiled from staff and Cleveland Browns news