It's Monday morning, and the writing is on the wall in Cleveland.
Pressed again about his fate, Shurmur repeated himself.
"I don't know," he said. "Again, I haven't spoken with Jimmy or Joe," jabbing at reporters more than once to "call your league sources."
"To me, he was trying to hold back the tears," Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson told the newspaper. "He put everything into it. He was just emotional about it. He was passionate about it. The players, we appreciate him, we'd run through a brick wall for him, and it's just too bad we couldn't get a win for him."