Buck The Frowns Posted December 26, 2008 Report Share Posted December 26, 2008 So, what if Crennel stays as head coach? Would it be that bad for the future? This is substantially the team and coaching staff that was 10-6 a year ago and beat the Giants on MNF this year. Kept the score close to the Steelers in the first matchup this year, in horrible field conditions. So if the Browns beat the Steelers this week does he stay? Did Crennel get so much dumber in one season? I doubt it. Bear in mind that you're never as good as you look when things go right, and you're never bad as you look when things go south. Granted, a coach's fate should not hinge on one game, but I believe the Browns actually have a good shot at beating Pittsburgh this weekend; they are in the playoffs, can't move up a seed if they win, can't move down if they lose. They have a first round bye, so maybe they are looking ahead to the week off. It is a nightmare job for any coach to motivate a team under those conditions, to get them to not treat it like a preseason game. Unless Tomlin can convince his players that they are playing for their jobs next year, I look for the Steelers to come out flat. Add to that the fact that many starters will be rested and the backups will play most of the game. If Tomlin plays the starters much and someone gets banged up for the playoffs it would go down as one of the all time bonehead moves. And he does not strike me as a bonehead. I tell you I would put money on the Browns this weekend if I were a betting man. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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