In a move that should officially start the beginning of the end of the head coaching career of Romeo Crennel, the Browns coach has declared that he wil decide his starting quarterback for tomorrow night’s game vs the Chiefs – by flipping a coin. The robust coach told members of the media that he will have both QB’s ready to make the call, and once they decide who will do it, either Charlie Frye or Derek Anderson will call the flip while in the air. The winner – you get to start your teams first preseason game vs Kansas City. The loser – second string.
Crennel must have never heard of simply making a decision, as this type of video game technique is usually the type of thing that ends up getting a coach fired. Sure it’s only preseason, but basically what you are saying is both QB’s are so even (or in this case, bad), that it’s just too tough to decide which one gets to start. Come on Romeo, your the head coach of a once proud NFL franchise, make a decision, and whatever happens, happens. Mind you this isn’t the Super Bowl, it’s preseason game one. The worst that happens is your starter tanks, and then you move on to start the other guy the following week.
”I think that (a flip of the coin) is the fairest way to those guys because no one knows who is going to start ahead of time,” Crennel said. Both Frye and Anderson will play in the first half, and whoever does not start, will play behind the other. ”I’m going to make it as equal a competition I can so that when I make the decision as to who the starter is going to be, they’ll both have had a good opportunity,” Crennel said.
As for high profile rookie Brady Quinn, who will be the starter at somepoint in 2007? ”Maybe in the fourth quarter I might give Brady a couple plays,” Crennel said. Gee Romeo, maybe you should flip a coin on that decision as well. Then again, he’ll have plenty of time to flip coins on the unemployment line after he’s shown the door by the Browns half way through the season.