With Jeff Fisher parting ways with the Tennessee Titans earlier this week, there is no doubt that a number of Browns fans were playing the “what if” game. What if the team had waited to see if a big-name coach was let go by his team, giving the Browns the chance to swoop in and grab him?
With Fisher, the Browns would have hired a coach that was, before being let go, the league’s longest tenured head coach with one organization. He was 142-120 with the Titans and took them to the Super Bowl in 2000. He would have been what many fans wanted: a veteran coach who has had success in the NFL in the past.
However, playing the “what if” game is a counterproductive measure that doesn’t do anything to help the present situation. Ideally, I would have liked the Browns to go the route of a proven head coach, but it’s obvious the staff is being built with those established Tom Heckert-Mike Holmgren connections.
Shurmur might be new to this whole head coaching thing, but he’s got the right people around him to make his situation in Cleveland a success. Let’s just hope that ideal scenario finally becomes a reality for the Browns.