Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Browns target Shurmur

It looks like Eagles offfensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg won't interview for the Cleveland Browns job.
The Browns hope to hammer out a contract making Pat Shurmur their head coach within the next 48 hours and introduce Shurmur as coach at a news conference by Friday according to Adam Schefter of ESPN (
Rams offensive coordinator Shurmur was Eagles quarterbacks coach two years ago.
The Browns also met with Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, the latter of which puts them in compliance with the Rooney Rule.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bob, William here. I'm wondering if you could talk a little bit more about Kolb's situation. If what your source says is true, what do you think the Eagles would get for him? Also, do you think it's wise to trade him? Kolb of course is no Vick, but he is a young and talented QB who can only get better. I'm not sure if it's smart to let him go.

January 14, 2011 at 12:36 PM 
Blogger Eagles Blogger Room said...

Hey William. The Eagles ABSOLUTELY will shop Kevin Kolb. Interestingly there was a report in a publication friendly to the Eagles dismissing trades because of the lack of a CBA after March 3. But there was no denying Kolb would be shopped. And that's because the Eagles intend to keep Michael Vick and because teams like the Browns (with head coach Pat Shurmur, the former Eagles' assistant), the Panthers (with head coach Ron Rivera, the former Eagles assistant), and the 49ers (with head coach Jim Harbaugh), among others, need quarterbacks. With few ready made passers entering the draft, Kolb would be worth something. Not a No. 1, although the Broncos, who also need a quarterback, were crazy enough use a No. 1 on project passer Tim Tebow. But Kolb would be worth a mini-pile of picks. And yes, I think it's smart to move him for value because if Vick gets hurt and Kolb does get a longer look, every time the guy throws an interception or makes a bad play the hue and cry will be for Vick, healthy or not, or someone else. Also Will, there's a reason Kolb kept his mouth shut after having the job ripped away from him. Rest assured he must have gotten some type of assurance his desire to play would be accomodated by management as a reparation of sorts.

January 16, 2011 at 3:35 PM 

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