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Pat Shurmur
Pat Shurmur in 2012.jpg
Shurmur at Browns training camp in July 2012
Philadelphia Eagles
Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-04-14) April 14, 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Career information
High school: Dearborn (MI) Divine Child
College: Michigan State
No regular season or postseason appearances
Coaching debut in 1988 for the Michigan State Spartans
Career history
 As coach:

Patrick Shurmur (born April 14, 1965) is an American football coach. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was previously the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

Early Life And Playing Career[edit]

Born in Dearborn, MI, Shumur comes from a football background. His uncle Fritz Shurmur was an NFL coach for 24 years, including a stint as the Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator from 1994-98, which included a victory in Super Bowl XXXI.

Shurmur was a four-year letterman in football at Michigan State University, after graduating from Divine Child High School. He played guard and linebacker his freshman season, and started at center the next three seasons. He earned All-Big 10 Conference honors and also earned honorable mention All-America honors in in 1987, his junior year (MG). He was co-captain when the Spartans defeated the USC Trojans in the Rose Bowl in his senior year. Shurmur was the first graduate student to play on the Michigan State football team, as he began studying for his master's degree in financial administration during his senior season.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles (1999–2008)[edit]

Shurmur’s résumé includes 26 years of coaching experience, including 15 in the NFL. In those 15 seasons, he has been a part of eight playoff teams, winning six division crowns and appearing in the Super Bowl.[1]

Shurmur (left) speaks with Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Koy Detmer before the Eagles' NFC Wild Card game in January 2007.

Shurmur began working for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999, serving as both the tight ends coach and the offensive line coach. Shurmur helped mold tight end Chad Lewis into a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

In 2002, Shurmur was named the team’s quarterback coach. In that role, Shumur helped shape Donovan McNabb into the most prolific passer in Eagles history. McNabb holds nearly every Eagles career passing record, and in 2008, he set Eagles single-season records with 345 completions and 3,916 yards. In 2004, Shurmur and McNabb helped guide the Eagles to their first Super Bowl appearance since the 1980 season.

St. Louis Rams (2009–2010)[edit]

On January 21, 2009, Shurmur was hired by Steve Spagnuolo to be the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams.[2]

He helped the Rams improve to a 7–9 record following a 1–15 season in 2009, the second-biggest turnaround in the league in 2010. He guided St. Louis’ offense to improvements in nearly every category including total yards, time of possession and third-down percentage, while they also scored 114 more points than the previous year. In addition, the Rams committed just 21 turnovers in 2010, tied for the ninth-lowest total in the NFL.[1]

Shurmur also made a tangible impact on Sam Bradford’s immediate success as a rookie in 2010. The first-overall pick out of the University of Oklahoma set NFL rookie records for most consecutive passes without an interception (169) and most completions (354). Under Shurmur’s tutelage, Bradford finished the season with a 60.0 completion percentage, 3,512 yards and 18 touchdown passes, winning the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.

Cleveland Browns (2011–2013)[edit]

Shurmur was interviewed by the Cleveland Browns on January 7, 2011 to be their head coach. On January 13, 2011, Shurmur was hired by Mike Holmgren, with whom he shares agent Bob LaMonte, to become the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns.[3] He was the 13th head coach in franchise history, and the sixth since the franchise's revival in 1999.

Part of the reason Shurmur was hired was the team wanted him to call the plays on offense as Holmgren did in Green Bay and Seattle.[4] Another reason for the hire was Shurmur's past success of developing young quarterbacks such as McNabb and Bradford. The Browns selected quarterback Colt McCoy in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and in McCoy’s first season with Shurmur as his coach, the former University of Texas standout posted the best season of his professional career to date in 2011, throwing for 2,733 yards and 14 touchdown passes in 13 games.

After the end of the 2012 season, Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert, Jr. were fired.[5]

Second stint in Philadelphia (2013–present)[edit]

On January 20, 2013, Shurmur accepted a job with the Philadelphia Eagles as their offensive coordinator.[6] Working alongside new head coach Chip Kelly, Shurmur helped orchestrate one of the most efficient offenses in the NFL. Shurmur led an offense that set a number of team records, including points (442), total net yards (6,676), touchdowns (53), passing yards (4,406) and fewest turnovers (19) en route to an NFC East title. Additionally, the Eagles set an NFL record with 99 plays of 20+ yards and became the first team since the 1991 Buffalo Bills to lead the league in rushing while ranking last in time of possession.[1]

Shurmur’s unique ability to develop young talent at the quarterback position was once again on display in 2013. Second-year QB Nick Foles enjoyed a breakout season under the direction of Shurmur, throwing for 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions while posting the third-best QB rating (119.2) and third-lowest interception percentage (0.63%) in NFL history. Foles also became just the seventh player in league history to throw for seven touchdowns in a single game at Oakland, and the first and only in NFL history to throw 7 with no interceptions (11/3).[1]

NFL[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
CLE 2011 4 12 0 .250 4th in AFC North Failed to Qualify
CLE 2012 5 11 0 .313 4th in AFC North Failed to Qualify
CLE Total 9 23 0 .281
Total 9 23 0 .281

Personal life[edit]

Shurmur's wife, Jennifer, also attended Michigan State. They have four children: Allyson, Erica, Claire, and Kyle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Pat Shumur". Philadelphia Eagles. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Jim (January 21, 2009). "St. Louis Rams hire Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Cleveland Browns hire Pat Shurmur as new coach". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Pluto, Terry (12 February 2011). "Terry Pluto's Talkin' ... about the Browns' revamped defense, the Tribe's new-look infield and a young Cavalier stepping into the spotlight". The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio). Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (December 31, 2012). "Pat Shurmur, Tom Heckert fired by Cleveland Browns". NFL.com (NFL Enterprises LLC). Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ McLane, Jeff (20 January 2013). "Eagles hire former Browns coach Pat Shurmur". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pat Shurmur at Wikimedia Commons


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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:18:54 -0800

COACH SHURMUR: There's a long story to what happened. We got behind early. We contributed offensively with a couple of three‑and‑outs. We go down 21‑0. It's 21‑10 at halftime, we're starting to move the ball. Into the third quarter we go up 24‑21.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:02:23 -0800

PHILADELPHIA — Maybe the only person in Philadelphia not concerned with the amount of interceptions quarterback Mark Sanchez has thrown, is one of the one who counts most. "I'm not concerned about it,'' Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said ...

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:11:15 -0800

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0700

Shurmur is the offensive coordinator of an offensive system for which he usually gets no credit - neither for its conception, nor its implementation, nor its execution on game day. Will this perception handicap Shurmur the next time he is considered ...
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