Head Coach Pat Shurmur Will Retain Play-Calling Duties for Browns


In an interview with WKNR-AM in Cleveland, Browns president Mike Holmgren confirmed that head coach Pat Shurmur will retain the play-calling duties in 2012.

With the recent hiring of offensive coordinator Brad Childress, many people wondered (or perhaps hoped) that Shurmur would give up the play-calling, but that will not be case, at least not for next season.

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, especially when you consider that Childress did not call his own plays when he was the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2003-05. Both Childress and Shurmur worked together in the Eagles organization.

Childress and Shurmur will attempt to improve upon an offense that was one of the worst in the NFL in 2011. The Browns offense ranked 29th in total yards, 24th in passing yards and 28th in rushing yards.

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