The Cleveland Browns officially hired their new head coach on Thursday, and they named Rams’ offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as their new head man. Obviously, this isn’t a big surprise, but I’d like to congratulate Shurmur on his new job. I think things are starting to look up in Cleveland, and I hope Shurmur leads them to bigger and better things.
The Rams will officially start the search for a new offensive coordinator, and since I already discussed some of the candidates yesterday, let’s look at it from a different angle. I was thinking about the situation today, and a question came to mind. What is more important: getting a guy who is a talented play-caller or getting a guy known for developing quarterbacks?
Obviously, the ideal candidate would be able to do both in a perfect world. But if we had to choose, which would it be? I certainly don’t want to see Sam Bradford’s growth stunted in any way, but he is supremely talented and I think he will adapt just fine to whoever gets the job. Considering the frustration felt in Rams Nation this season, I think it’s important that the Rams bring in a great offensive mind who can get the most out of our weapons. That’s why I’m on the Josh McDaniels bandwagon.