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Staff Predictions: Who Will Be the Browns Next Head Coach and General Manager?

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Will anyone be bold enough to predict that Pat Shurmur will be retained? (Photo courtesy of Editor: Brendan Leister

With the 2012 regular season coming to a close, it seems that the Cleveland Browns are, once again, in line for some changes.  Although you can make a very good case that the Browns made strides this season under head coach Pat Shurmur, all signs are pointing to owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner hiring a new head coach and GM, along with replacing many other employees within the organization.  At DraftBrowns, we have decided to take our best stabs at predicting who will be the head coach and general manager of the Browns for the foreseeable future.


Black Monday Is Coming: The Official DraftBrowns “Short List” of GM/Coaching Candidates

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Is Oregon Coach Chip Kelly on the Browns’ radar to replace Pat Shurmur? (photo: Staff Writer:  Ryan Alton

The Monday after the last game of the season in the NFL is called “Black Monday” because it is typically the day that coaches and front office executives of struggling teams get fired. The powers that be often see little point in wasting valuable time keeping around personnel they don’t plan to have return and instead move fast to get the process rolling toward finding their replacements.


For the Cleveland Browns, with a new owner and new CEO/president coming in during the middle of the season, the changes coming down on the coaching staff and general manager have merely been a matter of time. It is widely assumed Head Coach Pat Shurmur and General Manger Tom Heckert will not be back next season. In fact, the moves should come quickly after the team plays its final game in Pittsburgh on Sunday. (more…)

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