Report: Browns to part ways with coach Pat Shurmur, GM

Sunday December 30th, 2012

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur will reportedly not return to the team next season. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur will reportedly not return to the team next season. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

It looks like "Black Monday" has its first two casualties as Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner will clean house within the struggling franchise.

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert are expected to be let go by the team after the Browns complete their season Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Shurmur has a 9-22 record with the team since taking over in 2011, after Eric Mangini was fired. Cleveland is 5-10 this season and have not made the playoffs since 2002. The team will be looking for their sixth head coach since the NFL returned to the city in 1999.

"Listen, I get this, and my concerns are for my team and making sure that we do all the right things during the game to give our guys the best chance to win,'' Shurmur said. "That’s where I’m at. We have not won enough football games, and I know that’s the way this things works, but in our situation I see improvement and I’ll leave it at that.''
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