Pat Shurmur: What New Hire Means for Mike Holmgren, Cleveland Browns, NFL

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Pat Shurmur: What New Hire Means for Mike Holmgren, Cleveland Browns, NFL
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Thursday, Jan. 13 was hiring day in the NFL.

Though the bigger news nationally was hiring of former Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox by the Denver Broncos, all eyes in the Midwest were fixated on the city of Cleveland, where Browns president Mike Holmgren officially named St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as the team's new head coach.

Cleveland has been something of a revolving door for coaches since rejoining the NFL in 1999, with the torch being passed from Chris Palmer to Butch Davis to Romeo Crennel to Eric Mangini.

And now to Shurmur. So how will he fare as the Browns' head man? And what does his hire mean in the bigger picture?

Read on to find out!

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