Whenever I think of the Browns lately I think of the old theme song from a famous children's show.
The glow of the draft has certainly worn off to an absolute abysmal handling of the Browns QB situation.
1.5 quarters? Is that all it took to decide that Frye wasn't the guy?
A full offseason to evaluate tape of the 2006 campaign, mini-camp, training camp and preseason games and Frye "won" the quarterback competition.
He won it for all of 1.5 quarters, apparently.
I keep hearing Crennel and Savage insist they have a plan.
What plan? Have the Browns look more inept than they already do?
Looks to me like Savage/Crennel are guilty of one of two things:
1. They had no clue Frye was that bad and were surprised by his inept play (this would be real bad given the aforementioned tape, mini-camp, training camp and preseason games).
2. They knew he was horrible but still chose to give him starter type of reps and let him be the man against the Browns biggest rival at home in a season opener (this would be real bad x10).
Savage and Crennel were supposed to be the saviors of the franchise, remember? What have we gotten out of them?
10 wins. A lot of 2nd day draft picks that haven't panned out. First day picks that haven't reached their potential/underachieved. A horrible record in the division. No victories against the Steelers.
Worse yet, since the new regime took over Savage has almost been fired, he's meddled in Crennel's coaching staff, given press conferences where he has commented on what personnel are going to play (I rarely see GM's do that in any sport), and handled the most important position on the Browns team with the grace of an elephant in tap shoes.
I've been a big supporter of the Savage/Crennel regime but facts are facts. We don't seem any further ahead now than we were after Butch Davis "resigned."
Perhaps the talent level has increased. Perhaps. I'm still not seeing a lot of pro bowl activity, have you?
Beyond that, what's changed? Are the Browns still the doormats of the NFL? Does it still feel like a kick in the teeth by the 2nd quarter any given Sunday when Cleveland is playing because you know they're usually out of it by then?
Mr. Lerner better put his soccer jersey away and start looking through resumes of NFL executives/coaches because unless Savage and Crennel can put something on the field that resembles a pro football team soon, they should be gone.