Cleveland Browns Head Coach Pat Shurmur, may have secured the ‘Least Likely to Succeed as an NFL Head Coach’ Award today – before halftime.
Immediately following the Browns – Ravens fiasco today, I flipped it to the Arizona and Cincinnati game just in time to watch Early Doucet fall flat on his rear as he was wide-open in the end zone with his team down seven points late in the fourth quarter.
At first, I felt horrible for Doucet. The Cardinals are in the middle of a late season push to make the playoffs, and had just come back against the Bengals, to at least make things interesting at the finish. My feelings changed, however, when I remembered that my team, the Cleveland Browns, make those kinds of plays famous. Still, I couldn’t help but think to myself, “At least it doesn’t just happen in Cleveland.”
Understand that while this Browns team is 4-11, they could just as easily be 1-14. On the flipside of that, they, much like the Bengals, could just as easily be in the playoff talk if the ball bounces their way on an occasion this season. Nevertheless, we’re stuck with a 4-11 team and a top five pick in the upcoming draft.
Like he does after every other game, Pat Shurmur will stand-up at a podium in a room full of reporters to discuss today’s defeat to the Ravens. The thing is you don’t have to be in that room to know how the press conference is going to go:
Reporter: “What went wrong today? ”
Shurmur: “Well I thought we did some things right, but it comes down to execution, and our players just didn’t execute.”
Reporter: “Excuse me Coach, did you just say the players didn’t execute?”
Shurmur: “That’s right, they didn’t execute. Next question.”
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