And much like our current lame-duck president, Crennel is making grand pronouncements that, in the long run, probably don't mean a whole lot. And yet, he continues to talk. The latest is certainly good news for Brady Quinn, who could use a pick-me-up right about now.
Regardless of what Derek Anderson does in the final five games filling in for the injured Brady Quinn, Browns coach Romeo Crennel said Quinn will be the starter going into next year's training camp. ...Um, who in the media hated Anderson? He's 13-13 as a starter, and after an impressive 2007 (up till the last month, anyway), he's progressively gotten worse. It has nothing to do with liking him and everything to do with his on-field performance.
''I tell you. You guys are something, you really are,'' Crennel said. ''D.A. was the starter, you guys hated him. Quinn goes in and now you're telling me if D.A. lights it up, you want him to be the starter. I have decided that Quinn is going to be the starter. I'm sorry if you don't like that.''
Of course, now that Crennel has issued his decree, I fully expect Anderson to play out of his mind these next five games because, well, these are the Browns we're talking about. Whatever, Anderson isn't thinking about next season even though, you know, he really is: ''I'll worry about it when it comes, when the situation arises ... Obviously you can't worry about that now.''
Obviously. The team has to focus on how they're going to beat the Colts. And by "beat" I mean "get beatdown by." Again, obviously.