But the so-called “professionals” who currently run the Cleveland Browns (into the ground) are supposed to be able to recognize these kind of obvious "odds and ends," right? I mean, don’t they teach this stuff during “Intro to Football Fundamentals 101” at Head Coaching U.? Maybe (just maybe) they signed up for the much-easier “Home Economics: Making A Better Brownie With Your Easy-Bake Oven” instead, huh?
Look, I like Phil Savage (for the most part), I really do. I sat in on some local TV sports show last month where he was a guest-speaker and I was the guest-deer-in-headlights-looking-guy-in-the-audience who got to ask Mr. Phil a question about my beloved Browns - and, sure, we had a lot of (uneasy) laughs on the show together, too.
But this latest “debacle” with the Cleveland Browns is just too much to take - we have become (again) the laughingstock of the national sports scene (and not in the good “Hey, that McBlogger fella is sorta funny, ain‘t he?” kind of way either).
When mistakes this bad are being made on a constant basis with the Browns, something needs to be done to turn these “Underdawgs” around. I still support Phil Savage because I honestly believe he has a great eye for talent (despite drafting Charlie Frye who was unfortunately thrown into an impossible starting situation - “Sorry, Charlie!”) and I want him to be our general manager for many a millennium and beyond.
But (with all due respect to Gotham City) a head coach who has to flip a coin like “Two-Face” to make any fateful decisions about our football team is simply unacceptable. Until the Cleveland Browns get an experienced head coach to lead this team to greatness, we are just treading air in a vacuum (which is a nice, scientific way of saying “we suck,“ I suppose).
Charlie Frye may not have been a “starting quarterback” in the NFL (time, and Seattle, will tell) - but he doesn’t deserve to be the scapegoat for “extreme incompetence” either. That's like throwing the Belichick out with the bathwater!
So, what then, do you do with your current head coach who has won five Super Bowl rings and several years left on his current Cleveland contract?
“Open the pod bay doors please, HAL.”