Phil Savage Agrees With Romeo Crennel: Browns Aren't Quitters

Ryan Wilson

by Ryan Wilson

It's good to see the Browns focusing on the important stuff. After unrealistic expectations heading into the season, the team stumbled to a 3-5 record, which landed Derek Anderson on the bench, and after last Thursday's "We give up" performance against the Broncos, the locker room finger-pointing began in earnest.

First, Jamal Lewis accused some of his teammates of quitting, and Josh Cribbsjoined the party a few days later.

Naturally, head coach Romeo Crennel had to spend part of his press conference assuaging such concerns, and wants everybody to know that HIS TEAM DOES NOT QUIT. The Ravens and Broncos disagree, but whatever.

And today, general manager Phil Savage, fresh off his awarding winning portrayal of unhinged front-office type*, went on the radio to echo Crennel's sentiments.

"I think [Lewis and Cribbs] were maybe trying to deliver a message to certain players," Savage told WTAM. "Who those players are, I don't know. But we evaluate and watch all of our games, and I wouldn't characterize it as quitting. I would characterize it as there was not the focus that was needed in the key moment and the key play."

Well, word on the street is that the player was Shaun Smith. Yeah, I forgot he was in the league, too.

On the upside, Brady Quinn will start the second game of his NFL career when the Browns travel to Buffalo on Monday night. And no matter how bad things get, he'll never quit. Well, not unless the Bills dress up as the 2006 LSU Tigers.

* slight embellishment

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