There is nothing in the world Browns fans want more than a win. The question is will head coach Pat Shurmur place the future of Trent Richardson’s professional football career in jeopardy just to make himself look better and get the fans a win? Lets face it Pat Shurmur isn’t the brightest bulb in the pack when it comes to head football coaches. This is the guy that was in a hurry to name Brandon Weeden the Browns starting quarterback before he even seen Weeden take one snap in a preseason game. Pat Shumur was because of Shumur’s family ties to Browns President Mike Holmgren.
If Shurmur does well, there is a chance he could keep his job in a Haslam organization, if he repeats last season his one and only shot at being a head coach of a NFL team will come to an end. This week we have finally heard from Mike Holmgren, without directly telling Shurmur not to play Richardson, Holmgren was making gentle suggestions in that direction. Holmgren said the Browns have got to be careful they aren’t hurrying Trent Richardson back to football. Holmgren went on to say he has coached players and made decisions about how to handle them in his career before. You can bet Pat Shurmur has never been in a situation like this before. Sure he may have been part of a team that had a hurt player, he wasn’t the guy that made the decision on who plays.
Lets hope the Browns front office make the right choices when it comes to playing Trent Richardson this Sunday. Lets hope Shurmur is smart enough to listen to Mike Holmgren and limit the snaps a guy who missed all of the preseason with a knee injury. Lets hope Pat Shumur doesn’t put his own personal needs above the future of a guy like Trent Richardson. The Browns are going to need him for a long time, not just one game….
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