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Shurmur says he's ready for Cleveland
New Browns head coach promises a short-passing offense to replace Eric Mangini's emphasis on the running game
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Pat Shurmur, new head coach for the Cleveland Browns, is the fifth coach since the Browns return in 1999.
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The Cleveland Browns new head coach promises the team’s offense will look different next season.

Former Saint Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was officially introduced at the team’s headquarters in Berea today (fri.).   Shurmur promises more short passes as the Browns convert to the “West Coast  offense” that his new boss – Browns President Mike Holmgren – champions.  Shurmur has never been a head coach before, but says he knows what the Browns need…..

 

Shurmur on understanding the region and the Browns

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Browns President Mike Holmgren introduces the new head coach, Pat Shurmur to Northeast Ohio media Friday morning
Browns President Mike Holmgren, head coach Pat Shurmur and General Manager Tom Heckert. Shurmur and Heckert were assistant coaches in Philadelphia.

Shurmur replaces former head coach Eric Mangini who was fired after winning only five games last season.  Shurmur began his N-F-L coaching career under Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid. Browns’ General Manager Tom Heckert also rose through the Eagles organization.

 
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