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Hue Jackson, Pat Shurmur interviewing with Panthers Monday

Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur reacts during their NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Cleveland Reuters

The Browns hired Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski to replaced the fired Pat Shurmur as their head coach.

That left the Panthers with an opening for an offensive coordinator and, in a twist worthy of a romantic comedy, they are interviewing Shurmur for the position on Monday. Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer first reported the team’s interest in Shurmur last week and reported their meeting with Shurmur as well.

Person also reports that it is expected that the Panthers would ask Shurmur to seriously overhaul or scrap altogether the West Coast offense he’s run in other places because it is a bad fit for their personnel. That raises the question of why they’d be interested in hiring a coach whose experience is with an offense that doesn’t interest them, but we suppose there’s always a chance that Shurmur has secretly yearned to run a completely different scheme than the one that has taken him this far in his career.

That’s not the only news on the Panthers offensive coordinator interview front. As Albert Breer of the NFL Network reported over the weekend, that Bengals assistant Hue Jackson also interviewed with the team on Monday. Based on his past history running offenses, there wouldn’t seem to be the same need for Jackson to scrap his preferred scheme if he got the job.

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16 Responses to “Hue Jackson, Pat Shurmur interviewing with Panthers Monday”
  1. brownoholic says: Jan 14, 2013 4:24 PM

    Shurmur!!! What’s the proper term for more vanilla than vanilla?

  2. ballboy48 says: Jan 14, 2013 4:25 PM

    If Carolina wants an inept offense, hire Shurmur!

  3. themanchine says: Jan 14, 2013 4:27 PM

    I think Hue would be a great fit there.

  4. pl4tinum514 says: Jan 14, 2013 4:27 PM

    Anyone who hires Shurmur deserves to go 0-16

  5. joetoronto says: Jan 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    If you hire Jackson, you deserve everything that comes your way and man, it’ll come big time.

  6. bbb82 says: Jan 14, 2013 4:36 PM

    Maybe they should interview Mike Martz for defensive coordinator while they’re at it.

  7. mullman76 says: Jan 14, 2013 4:55 PM

    Jackson would be a good OC, but he would be looking to scoop the HC gig at the same time.

    He’s a shifty dude…

  8. toonloonboon says: Jan 14, 2013 4:57 PM

    wheres rich kotite? I want to make the ALL-terrible coaching staff. Kotite, Handley, Joe Walton, David Shula. Head Coach: Jim Zorn, of course.

  9. wfederal says: Jan 14, 2013 4:59 PM

    If you’re contemplating Shurmur, why not interview Serena Williams, Tom Cruise or Carrot Top as well? They don’t have any business being the Panther’s OC either.

  10. nfloracle says: Jan 14, 2013 5:05 PM

    Break out the butter and jab because Carolina’s upcoming season is gonna be toast with the coaching group Rivera and the Big Cat are putting together.

  11. flipper14 says: Jan 14, 2013 5:25 PM

    In four years as NFL head coach or offensive coordinator, Shurmur’s highest rank in points is 24th and in yards is 25th. Yes, HIGHEST rank. Those two Rams teams and two Browns teams won a total of 17 games.

    Yards (29, 26, 29, and 25th) and points (32, 26, 29, and 25th).

  12. fringetastic says: Jan 14, 2013 6:19 PM

    Where’s Norv?!

  13. patch24680 says: Jan 14, 2013 7:41 PM

    They should take a shot at McCoy from Denver. Couldn’t hurt!

  14. mazblast says: Jan 14, 2013 10:24 PM

    After working for Oakland and the Bagels, Jackson may consider the Panthers to be an upgrade.

  15. chudisoursavor19gobrowns says: Jan 15, 2013 5:42 AM

    Shurmur was a Holmgren stooge. After big H left Browns our offense got better. Shurmur might be alright by himself as OC. NOT! Your screwed Jets. Haha

  16. jgedgar70 says: Jan 15, 2013 4:40 PM

    fringetastic says:
    Jan 14, 2013 6:19 PM
    Where’s Norv?!
    _____
    With Chudzinski in Cleveland.

    I’m hoping for Whisenhunt. I’d like to see what he could do with a skilled QB, 2-3 skilled RBs, and 2 skilled WRs – as opposed to his last 2 years in Arizona, when all he had was 1 skilled WR.

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