by Ryan Wilson
I don't think anybody in the Browns organization would care much if commissioner Roger Goodell just announced that he was canceling the rest of the season. The last three months have been an unmitigated disaster in Cleveland, and the sooner we can put it in the rearview, the better.
Unfortunately, it looks like they'll be required to play out their schedule, which means four more weeks of utter ineptitude and disappointment. Silver lining: fans won't be able to blame Derek Anderson because he's out with a knee injury. And with Brady Quinn also on the shelf with a boo-boo on his throwing hand, Ken Dorsey is now burdened with the job over the next four weeks.
"He's a very smart quarterback and he's a competitor," Coach Romeo Crennel said. "He probably doesn't have some of the physical skills some other quarterbacks in the NFL have. I think that's probably been the biggest drawback."
Which is the NFL equivalent of saying Dorsey has a great personality. To be fair, it's not like the former University of Miami quarterback has had the benefit of playing on an NFL team that wasn't completely unwatchable. As the News-Herald's Jeff Schudel rightly points out, "Whenever Ken Dorsey has had the opportunity to start an NFL game, he has had the misfortune of stepping into a difficult situation surrounded by teammates who are underperforming or not very good."
Truer words, Jeff, truer words. Still, I don't expect the remaining teams on Cleveland's schedule to give Dorsey a break because of his unbelievably crappy luck. But the Browns are 4-8, so, really, who cares.
Even Romeo Crennel Can't Get Excited About Ken Dorsey originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Wed, 03 Dec 2008 13:45:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.