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Crennel Has Support For Next Season

Apparently, the job of Browns head coach Romeo Crennel is safe. During Phil Savage's press conference this morning, he gave Crennel a vote of confidence after rumors had been circling that his job was in question for next season. Many of the fans, including the Cleveland media, had created rumors of either Jim Tressel or a veteran coach coming to Cleveland next season.

"Randy and I are 100 percent behind him," Savage said. "We are going to do everything in our power to help him over the next five games, the upcoming offseason and next year." "Romeo and I are in this together. When he has failure, I have failure. When he has success, I have success. You can't put some of the problems we've had this year at the feet of one person. It?s a team and an organization."
Obviously, the Browns have been a disappointment this season. However, is it possible that fans truly have overreacted regarding the coaching situation? I think the fall of LeCharles Bentley started a chain reaction of problems on Cleveland's offense. It's hard to believe that one man could've made a difference, but he's a Pro Bowler that could've taken up two people. That would've allowed all of our sub-par lineman to have a much better time blocking oncoming defenders. Also, when you take a look at our new group of players, Braylon Edwards, Brodney Pool, Kamerion Wimbley, and D'Qwell Jackson have all made some positive impacts for us. With another year of two more impact players along with several more free agents, maybe it's not such a bad idea to keep any continuity this team already has. Now, let's take a look at other news in the league:
  1. Situation on Edwards: The situation on receiver Braylon Edwards is still unclear. I don't think the Browns will discipline him due to the impact he can have offensively. Also, with Dennis Northcutt not in the best graces of Crennel, would we really start Joshua Cribbs?
  2. Butler to Start, Minter Out: Cornerback DeMario Minter remained on the physically unable to perform list, ending his season. Also, Kelly Butler will start this week in place of Ryan Tucker. Tucker supposedly has a "mental illness" that will keep him out for the rest of the season.
  3. Player Injuries: Defensive end Orpheus Roye is doubtful this week with a knee injury, which is not a good sign when we're facing Larry Johnson.
Should Reuben Droughns start this week? I think it was unfair of the Browns to hardly play him last week, but as I stated before the Bengals game, we need to spell him occasionally with either Jason Wright or Jerome Harrison.