As Pat Shurmur’s staff continues to take shape, it’s looking more and more likely that he will go without an offensive coordinator in 2011.
Shurmur hired Mark Whipple (quarterbacks), Mike Wilson (receivers), Bill Davis (linebackers), and Dwaine Board (defensive line). Even with Whipple coaching the quarterbacks, it’s worth being concerned about the state of the offense with Shurmur running it. Not all coaches are able to call the offensive plays in addition to overseeing the rest of the team, and it won’t be any easier for a first-time head coach.
To put it in perspective, only one head coach in 2010 – Bill Belichick – called his own plays.
Here are some other Browns links for you on this Tuesday evening:
- Tony Grossi unhinged (Cleveland Frowns)
- The problems surrounding the Browns’ transition to the 4-3 defense. (Waiting for Next Year)
- The Future of the Browns and the Tao of Super Bowl XLV (The Cleveland Fan)
- Big Incentives for Joe Thomas’ Third Pro Bowl (Dawgs by Nature)
- It’s time the Browns catch on and draft defensive lineman (Ohio.com)