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Joe Thomas wishes Browns could have continuity on 'O'

Joe Thomas is sounding more and more like a great player who realizes that he might be toiling in obscurity for the rest of an incredible career.

The Browns' left tackle, no stranger to knee-jerk coaching changes, thought some progress was made in 2014. For half a season, the Browns didn't seem like the Browns anymore.

Then, his offensive coordinator left. Since Thomas came to the Browns in 2007, he's had six offensive coordinators. Only two, Brian Daboll and Rob Chudzinski, stayed for longer than one year.

"I was disappointed that Kyle left because I thought he did a good job, and obviously I'd like to have continuity on the offensive side of the ball," Thomas said via "It's not something we've had for a while."

Thomas also admitted that Shanahan's scheme was the biggest departure from a typical NFL-style offense, which means the next coordinator could bring another radical adjustment for the players to learn.

It has become typical of the organization, which is something Mike Pettine's regime was hoping to change. Every year a significant alteration takes the team one step off course.

With the next hire, though, the Browns are hoping Marc Trestman, Anthony Lynn, John DeFilippo or any of the other candidates coming through that door, might be able to stick around for a little while.

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