I just wanted to highlight this column on the home page and say I thought it was very well done and extremely interesting. It really got me fired up for some Browns football this year. It was longer than the usual column, but well worth the read IMO. Thanks, Jason.
Here are his Final Thoughts:
After watching the Rams ability to execute with a Rookie QB and marginal weapons I really have a new level of respect for Pat Shurmur’s ability as a football coach. The offense was smooth, balanced, and well-paced.
Shurmur showed he can control a game with his short passing and still run the ball effectively when needed and I think his ability to get the QB and WRs in the flow of the game early and pounding the ball with a big running back late really highlighted what the WCO is all about.
Coaching sometimes gets overlooked when players become professionals but in watching the Rams offense flow with the quality of talent (or lack thereof in many cases) they were working with clearly showed me the difference it can and did make.
After watching the Rams 2010 offensive season I am really excited about seeing the WCO in Cleveland. I love the way Shurmur was able to find a way to move the ball using both young and inexperienced players. The fact that he did it all with a Rookie QB is even more impressive and after seeing the coach’s offense in action I am absolutely on board with him calling his own plays. In fact, I think it would be a huge mistake if he didn’t.
I am not sure how Pat Shurmur will ultimately handle all the duties and responsibilities of being a head coach in the NFL. But after watching the film I have the utmost confidence that the Browns have at least found themselves a hell of an offensive coach.