We don’t know who will take snaps at quarterback for the Browns next year. We do know who will call the plays: The same guy that called them last year.
Pat Shurmur said Wednesday that he will remain the team’s playcaller, while new offensive coordinator Brad Childress will assist Shurmur on gamedays in the booth.
Playcalling ability is probably an overrated skill in the NFL and Shurmur understandably doesn’t want to give up one of the most fun parts of the job. That’s only a problem if a head coach that also calls plays struggles in game management on Sundays.
It’s hard to evaluate Shurmur’s rookie season, but we can say without question that he struggled with clock and game management aspects of the job.
While we’re talking Browns offense, we also wanted to pass along Childress’ message about Robert Griffin III. Childress was asked if Griffin could fit the West Coast offense.
“Don’t think you hesitate if think he’s guy you’re looking for,” Childress said.