By LG

It is time for Pat Shurmur to put aside his dislike for the media and focus on avoiding going where no Browns coach has ever been before. The Browns need a win to get their season going and to avoid setting a franchise record of 12 straight losses in a row. I think Pat Shurmur is in over his head and he doesn’t know how to manage the game as former legendary head coach Sam Rutigliano said. Shumur needs to get his Browns a win period.Pat Shumur Press conference

Shumur appears to be feeling the pressures of losing 11 games in a row. He has spent too much time calling and e-mailing the media about the comments they have been making and he has lost his focus on coaching the team. The Cleveland Browns will face off this Sunday against their rival Cincinnati Bengals who look to take their 5th win over the Browns in a row. The Cleveland fans are quickly losing all respect for Pat Shurmur and it is likely he will be replaced and seasons end. The last thing Shumur wants on his résumé is that he set the franchise record of 12 losses in a row.

The game plan has to contain plays that will keep the Bengals defense off-balance and Shurmur has to find a way for his Browns not to turn the ball over. If Pat Shurmur can’t regain his focus on winning a football game and stop criticizing the Cleveland Media then he needs to go now. We all know new owner Jimmy Haslam III has said he won’t make any serious changes until the season ends, if the Browns go 0-6 and set a new franchise record of losing 12 in a row, then Haslam could consider it the end of the season.

Shurmur is a poor game manager, he has to find a way to motivate his team and put a win on the board, anything less is past the point of unacceptable. The Browns need change now and Haslam knows that. Jimmy Haslam takes ownership next Tuesday and if the Browns lose this football game Sunday against the Bengals, he needs to fire Shurmur and make Mike Holmgren take over the head coaching job until the season ends.

The Browns don’t need a head coach that can’t focus on the team and forget about the media. They don’t need Pat Shurmur as their head coach.

Can Browns Head Coach Pat Shurmur Avoid Setting A Franchise Record Of 12 Straight Losses?  Tell us what you think, leave your comments below…

 

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Readers Comments (16)

  1. 45yrsaBROWNSfan

    Shumur is going to be gone reguardless this season, along with Holmgren period, just watch.
    Puting Holmgren as head coach won’t do squat. He has been part of the failing choices the Browns have made off draft picks for the past 2 seasons.

    I am sure the Browns will lose sundays game and i’m sad to say but thats the way I feel.
    I personally have no respect for Shumur nor Holmgren and I hope Haslam makes the well needed and the right choice of getting rid of those two at seasons end.

    What i’ve been waiting on is to see if the Browns could land bill Cower as head coach, but thats only hope, since I doubt he would want to coach this team but he would get the Browns in a positive direction within the next two seasons. Cower is worth the money that he would want as a salary and that price would be well spent.

     
  2. GAS2089

    His best motivation is on the bench!!!!! Even the team mates know that the leader and a good one i might add, is Colt McCoy. He might not have the so called arm that Weeden supposedly has, but he does have the Heart, Drive and Determinatuion as a leader to take the offense in a different direction. Now that they do have a possible receiver here and there and a running back, it would be beneficial to at least see what he can do in the game to get a win!!!!!

     
    • marty stys

      The browns offensive line is improved from last year. We have a running game that will get better.Quarterback we went backwards.Just remember who has been calling the plays!If the browns win this week it won’t be because of weedon.

       
  3. Jeremy

    GAS2089 – Stop it. McCoy had his chance, and the offense was absolutly atrocious under his “leadership”. Weeden will round out after a few more games, once his dumb mistakes (that cost the game) subside a little, you will be thanking Holmgrm for picking him up. P. Manning threw 28 picks his first year, and he turned out okay, right? (I dont think Weeden is Manning, but he needs a little leeway in his rookie year with an underwhelming team).
    And I have been on the fence between maintaining consistancy within the coaching ranks, but I like the idea of forcing Holmgren to manage the team he has built. But I am convinced that if SHurmur doesnt win his final 11 games in a row this year (he won’t), that he is out of here…

     
    • ABrown

      Jeremy, are you afraid to see what McCoy might do with a much improved team? He was able to win even with an “atrocious” offense. We could use an win this year.

       
    • Autopilot

      Yes, and Peyton Manning was a 22-year-old rookie. Weeden is making these juvenile mistakes and he will be 29 on Sunday. So, let’s just quit saying that with time he will be alright…that is a joke. Time is not on his side because he will be washed up physically by the time he “matures” into a first-rate quarterback.

       
      • nextyearboys

        agggggg i’m so tired of comparing weedon to manning..the difference is between the ears ! even my wife knows you can’t throw 2 forward passes in one play ..and a few weeks warlier scrambling on a 4th down play and taking a slide..reminds me to much of d.anderson..BIG ARM & SMALL BRAIN`
        Please prove me wrong Brandon

         
    • Autopilot

      Comparing Weeden to Peyton Manning? Really?? Manning was a 22-year-old rookie who had time on his side to learn the position. Weeden will be a 29-year-old rookie this Sunday. Seven years in the league for Manning until he turned 29 was alot of time for him to turn into a first-rate quarterback in the prime of his career. In seven years Weeden will be at the end of his career (if he lasts that long). So, don’t say that all Weeden needs is time because that is exactly what he doesn’t have. And talk about maturity. Weeden acts like a 22-year-old whining about why he hasn’t been able to progress as quickly as he thought he would. But he’s not 22, he’s 29 who should own up to his own weaknesses instead of making excuses about his “ego” (his excuse of the week).

       
    • Autopilot

      Comparing Weeden to Peyton Manning? Really?? Manning was a 22-year-old rookie who had time on his side to learn the position. Weeden will be a 29-year-old rookie this Sunday. Seven years in the league for Manning until he turned 29 was alot of time for him to turn into a first-rate quarterback in the prime of his career. In seven years Weeden will be at the end of his career (if he lasts that long). So, don’t say that all Weeden needs is time because that is exactly what he doesn’t have. And talk about maturity. Weeden acts like a 22-year-old whining about why he hasn’t been able to progress as quickly as he thought he would. But he’s not 22, he’s 29 who should own up to his own weaknesses instead of making excuses about his “ego” (his excuse of the week).

       
  4. muttklingon

    Coach Pat Shurmur need to go and open up !. coach Sam Rutigliano .playbook “s . & other coachis , of the browns pass ?. go for hell mary!!

     
  5. RICK

    I guess we will find out Sunday. It is what it is but I do think we will be in the game with a chance to win. They have had a chance to win every game so I think it will be close depends who makes the most mistakes.

     
  6. Len

    STFU!!!!! Haslam quit mopin’ and moseyin’ around. Use your Steelers connection and get Bill Cowher back on the football field, Browns Stadium, that is, before season’s over in time for the playoffs!

    Pay whatever Cowher wants and I promise you he will turn the Browns back to what they’re supposed to be before Modell moved his football operations to Baltimore, a true Cleveland Football powerhouse.

     
  7. DAVID

    COLT had zero help last year…he was the Winningest College QB…Now give him a Chance and allow that Horse to run wild~ Yes he had his chance had no one on the O line…At least he can scamble for min 12 yards ….The Browns are still throwing short …so its no big deal~
    Its the Coach that has tp gp..Shurmur is in way over his head and has no excitement to his character….get someone in there with high energy for this young team!

     
  8. KC

    David you are right. I believe McCoy could begin giving the Browns some wins. He had nothing to work with last year. He was blamed for everything and even Shurmur was never questioned. Weeden is really not a young rookie, he is 29 yrs. old and all those 23, 24 young rookies who are starting are winning games for their teams. I believe the biggest difference between Weeden and Colt is that the 29 yr. old Weeden has not commanded any kind of leadership skills. Colt did. Right now I see a team of individuals who look totally lost with no one taking any charge and giving them the leadership that is a must. The QB must be the leader, Weeden doesn’t while Colt did. Colt never was given a chance if you really look at his circumstances but still provided leadership for a team when even the coach did not provide any leadership. The Brown’s team will never succeed without a leader. Colt needs to be out there but with the Brown’s he will always sit on the bench while the team continues to lose. Shurmur is a mistake just as starting Weeden is a mistake.

     
  9. KC

    David you are right. I believe McCoy could begin giving the Browns some wins. He had nothing to work with last year. He was blamed for everything and even Shurmur was never questioned. Weeden is really not a young rookie, he is 29 yrs. old and all those 23, 24 young rookies who are starting are winning games for their teams. I believe the biggest difference between Weeden and Colt is that the 29 yr. old Weeden has not commanded any kind of leadership skills. Colt did. Right now I see a team of individuals who look totally lost with no one taking any charge and giving them the leadership that is a must. The QB must be the leader, Weeden doesn’t while Colt did. Colt never was given a chance if you really look at his circumstances but still provided leadership for a team when even the coach did not provide any leadership. The Brown’s team will never succeed without a leader. Colt needs to be out there.

     
  10. ABrown

    Pat Shurmur continues to amaze me. He reacts so quickly to criticism, but takes months to figure out how to draw up blocking schemes to clear the way for the great running back he knew he’d have on the team since April.

    He got the run going well on Sunday, but ran into a little trouble, panicked and went to non-stop pass with the mistakes that go with it.

    He finally drew up a script for a TD pass, but managed to coach so badly that the wide receiver could only catch the ball on that one play, which Shurmur at least had the sense to run it again in the 4th quarter.

    If someone turned over the Texans, 49ers, or Patriots over to Pat Shurmur, they probably wouldn’t win more than half their games. Look at St Louis, a team and a quarterback everyone had written off — an recently coached by Shurmur. Jeff Fisher took over a few months ago and that team is playing like a winner and rising fast in the power ranking.

    With the Cincinatti defense beat up, there’s a really good opportunity this weekend, but with the current leadership, we may sink to the occasion instead of rising to it. We need a change.

     

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