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.”
According to the report, some of the coaches being looked at to replace Shurmur are Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and several NFL offensive coordinators to include the New England Patriots’ Josh McDaniels, the San Francisco 49ers’ Greg Roman and the Indianapolis Colts’ Bruce Arians.