Browns coach Romeo Crennel reacted angrily to comments by RB Jamal Lewis and return specialist Joshua Cribbs that some unnamed players quit during the team’s last game. That was the one, you might recall, in which the Broncos scored 21 fourth-quarter points to beat the Browns 34-30.
Well, Crennel isn’t having any of it, defiantly declaring, “I know I’m not a quitter,” and that he knows his players aren’t, either.
Ol’ Romeo may well be right. But there are ways to tell that at least some member of your organization, from the front office to the coaches to the players, may indeed have thrown in the towel.
Here are some signs that your team might have quit:
10. Your offense goes into the Victory formation -- down two touchdowns
9. Your players only take performance enhancers by accident
8. On coin toss, team captain calls “edge”
7. Your offensive coordinator calls a play designed to gain one yard on fourth-and-goal from the 3
6. Your star WR says, “Throw someone else the damn ball!”
5. Your kicker’s always the first one down on coverage
4. Your front office signs Daunte Culpepper off the street and starts him five days later
3. Your coach throws his challenge flag whenever you score
2. Your QB picked the opponent as his LOW
1. You’re too lazy to illegally videotape the other team