I wouldn't blame Romeo Crennel if he just went through the motions for the next month; after a promising 10-win campaign a year ago, and all the preseason hype this summer, the Browns are 4-8 and one of the most disappointing teams of 2008.
According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, it'll take an act of God to keep Crennel in Cleveland after Dec. 28, the Browns' final regular season game. Specifically, Mort gazes into the ol' eight ball and surmises that, according to sources, "Crennel will need a miracle finish to save his own job." You don't say.
Indianapolis Colts defensive back Antoine Bethea (41) fights for and eventually intercepts a pass by Cleveland Browns quarterback Ken Dorsey intended for Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) late in the fourth quarter of an NFL game in Cleveland on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008. Also going for the ball are Colts' Freddy Keiaho (54) and Keiwan Ratliff (31). The Colts won 10-6.
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Washington Redskins wide receiver Devin Thomas (11) scores a touchdown as New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck (91) and safety Michael Johnson (20) try to catch up during the second quarter of their NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008.
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Ronald Curry #89 of the Oakland Raiders can't catch a pass as Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during an NFL game on November 30, 2008 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Aqib Talib, top, and Sabby Piscitelli (21) knock a pass away from New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston, left, during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Tampa, Fla.
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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith, right, is tripped by Green Bay Packers linebacker Brandon Chillar after a 54-yard reception during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Green Bay, Wis. The Panthers won 35-31.
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Fans fight for a ball after Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams tossed it into the crowd after rushing for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Green Bay, Wis.
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Mewelde Moore (21) gets a little help as Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon (74) pushes him forward for more yardage as Moore runs into the New England Patriots defense during second quarter action of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008.
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Washington Redskins defender Anthony Montgomery (R) sacks New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during the first half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland November 30, 2008.
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Wide receiver Devery Henderson #19 of the New Orleans Saints grabs a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 30, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.
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Cincinnati Bengals' quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (C) throws under pressure from Baltimore Ravens' Jarret Johnson (95) and Bart Scott (57) during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Cincinnati, Ohio November 30, 2008.