Pat Shurmur has taken the importance of having a good long snapper to a whole new level since taking over the Cleveland Browns head coaching position in 2011. Pat Shumur saw his long snapper messed up a couple of snaps last season and wasted very little time in getting rid of him. Yet, he sees his rookie quarterback make mistake aftet mistake and Shurmur refuses to take any action to correct the problem at all. Last season Shurmur got rid of Ryan Pontbriand with little hesitation after he made a few bad snaps, under a Pat Shurmur ran football team it is the long snapper that plays the most important position for the team.
Just look back to last weeks game against the Ravens, one bad long snap and Phil Dawson would have missed one of the five field goals the Browns were forced to go for. If Shurmur were more concerned about the plays he calls, the value of the Browns long snapper may not have been fired last season. Shurmur is the first coach I can recall the Browns having that has placed such a high value on a position most fans don’t even know who plays it. Just another way the Cleveland Browns head coach has changed the game since coming to Cleveland….
I would like to dedicate this post to Tigersbrown2 for bringing it to my attention… You see this Tigersbrown2? I got threw one…..LOL
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