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Browns GM responds to quitting accusations

Posted by Chris Brown on November 13, 2008 – 6:19 pm

Cleveland GM Phil Savage addressed the quitting accusations by Jamal Lewis and Josh Cribbs stemming from last Thursday night’s game against the Broncos on WTAM radio in Cleveland.

He also tried to claim that Lewis and Cribbs made those comments as a way to fire up the team. I don’t think I’m buying that one.

Either way one of two teams will be coming into Buffalo Monday night, either a Cleveland team that’s ready to go in the tank as soon as the score is not in their favor or a team that’s ready to take out their frustrations on the opponent.


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Crennel denies his team quit

Posted by Chris Brown on November 12, 2008 – 5:56 pm

Despite comments from two of his players (Jamal Lewis, Josh Cribbs) that stated there were players on the team that quit late in their waning second loss to the Broncos last Thursday night, Browns head coach Romeo Crennel disagreed when asked to assess whether players quit or not.

“You don’t like that because as a coach you don’t want your players to ever quit,” said Crennel. “You want your players to fight until the end. As I looked at the game I thought the guys did fight until the end because we had the ball at the end with a chance to win the game. So if you quit, you don’t have that situation. Now, there are some guys on my team that could have made better decisions in crucial situations that would have impacted the game, but we didn’t make them. We have to see how we can make those plays to give ourselves a better chance. But players on the team didn’t quit.”

Obviously no head coach could ever acknowledge players on his team quit, but when two players publicly question the heart of their teammates you’ve got a problem.

That’s why I think if the Bills can manage to get an early lead Monday night, the Browns team may go right in the tank.


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