Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Thought of the Day: Shurmur to Browns?
By James Walker
Multiple reports suggest this week that the Cleveland Browns' coaching search could soon come to an end, and the current leader of candidates who were interviewed is St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.
Therefore, in this week's "Thought of the Day" in the AFC North blog, we survey the Dawgpound to see how Browns fans would feel about this hire. Shurmur would be the third head coach for Cleveland since 2008 and the most important decision president Mike Holmgren makes in his tenure.
Is Shurmur the right coach to lead the Browns back to prominence? He has an offensive pedigree and did a good job with rookie quarterback Sam Bradford in St. Louis. Working with Colt McCoy will be important. Also, the division has had recent success with hiring former assistant coaches in Mike Tomlin and John Harbaugh.
In contrast, the Browns organization isn't nearly as stable as the Ravens and Steelers. Since 1999 all of their hires without head-coaching experience have been disasters in Cleveland. Should the Browns have gone for a bigger name with a proven track record of winning?
Share your "Thought of the Day" comments on Shurmur potentially leading the Browns in 2011 below, or to our division inbox and AFC North Twitter page. We will run the best responses throughout the week.