by Ryan Wilson
Former NFL quarterback turned ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer spent much of lambasting the Cleveland Browns for kowtowing to the whims of their fans when they benched Derek Anderson in favor of Brady Quinn. Romeo Crennel took time out from not coaching Brandon McDonald to refute the charges.
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Dilfer has now refocused his energies on the 49ers, an outfit in worse shape than the Browns who are also making a quarterback change this week. J.T. O'Sullivan is, thankfully, on the bench, and Shaun Hill, the guy who was supposedly in line for the job in training camp, will finally get his shot.
Despite a solid showing during the second half of the 2007 season (in three games Hill completed 68 percent of his throws, had 5 TDs and just 1 INT) there's plenty of room for skepticism: trou-dropping coaches, Mike Martz's "scheme," Hill's inexperience, etc. Not to worry, though, Dilfer has a good feeling about the move.