Pat Shurmur will be entering his second season as the Cleveland browns head coach with a veritable coaching clinic assembled to work for his team. Starting with Mike Holmgren and his 157 - 100 record and Super bowl experience as a head coach. Add the returning DIck Jauron as the defensive coordinator who won NFL Coach of the year 2001 with the Bears. Also returning is Ray Rhodes as defensive assistant with his NFL Coach of the year hardware from 1995 with the Eagles. Finally Brad Childress the recently added offensive coordinator who sports a 39-35 winning record has the head coach of the Vikings. Is this too much coaching help? Will these guys swallow their egos and mesh well together? Or be like vultures circling the wounded carcass if the season blows up again?
Perhaps they have been strategically placed so that if a coaching change is necessary it will be done in a seamless fashion. There's an old saying that when you are up to your waist in alligators it's hard to remember your objective was to drain the swamp. Pat Shurmur,to his credit, took all the heat in post game conferences last year. Will he continue to do the same during 2012?