Shurmur comparisons don't make sense
Here's the big difference between coordinators like Tomlin and Harbaugh taking jobs in the AFC North and Shurmur moving to the offices at 76 Lou Groza Boulevard - talent.
Don't you think there was a better chance of Tomlin or Harbaugh - or any coach for that matter - succeeding with Pittsburgh and Baltimore, respectively, than in Cleveland? That's not a knock on the Browns organization, that is simply a commentary on the talent the Steelers and Ravens had when the new coaches were hired is considerably better than what is currently on the Browns roster.
I just don't think it is fair to say, "Well nobody heard of Tomlin or Harbaugh when they were hired." Shurmur supporters, rejoice. You got your guy, plucked right from The Walrus' tree. But if you are expecting Tomlin or Harbaugh kind of success with Shurmur, the team better go out and get Steelers and Ravens kind of talent.
- Bill Tilton