by Ryan Wilson
That didn't last long. In fact, the Brady Quinn Era was 165 minutes of mediocre football and it ended ingloriously with head coach Romeo Crennel yanking the former Notre Dame star midway through the second half of a game that would ultimately prove to be the team's most demoralizing loss of the season, a 16-6 home defeat at the hands of the mighty Texans.
Quinn was playing with a broken finger, and was 8-for-18 for 94 yards with two interceptions before Crennel decided to see if Derek Anderson was as bad as he remembered. Yes, yes he was. Anderson completed just five of 14 passes for 51 yards and threw a pick because, well, he's Derek Anderson.
And no conversation of Browns ineptitude would be complete without a tip o' the cap to Braylon Edwards for dropping potentially game-changing passes. Not to worry, Browns faithful, there is a silver lining to all this: Phil Savage didn't send any naughty post-game e-mails, and Crennel, who, miraculously, is still drawing a paycheck, says Quinn will be the starter next week. So the Era lives on.
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