November 3, 2008
Feeling the Heat?
I needed a snack the other day and hit Taco Hell. It looks like Chipotle may be draining more of their customer base than I thought -- they actually offered a spicy taco that had something like sauce/marinade in it and a noticeable (if not exactly notable) spice level. If this change is permanent that's actually a good thing; the default menu is as bland as Mickey D's.
Bonus Bitching: Football
I'm no fan of Browns coach Romeo Crennel. In fact, I think the Browns almost made the playoffs last year in spite of him, not because of him. This year he's shown that he doesn't know what he's doing, making the same unoriginal play calls every set of downs.
They have a pro-bowl quarterback who's less accurate than Brett Favre at his worst. We have a multi-million-dollar receiver who leads the league in drops, we have a diva of a tight end who they're 3-0 without and 0-5 with. This team lacks innovation, lacks discipline, and can't even hack basic fundamentals. In short: Crennel needs to be fired. From a set of e-mails I sent during the game:
2:31 PM (Just before halftime)
Subject: Oh, look
Crennel's fucking up clock management again. Who'da thunk it? Good thing Dawson pulled his dumb ass out of the fire. 54-yarder!
3:52 PM (Mid-4th quarter)
Jesus Christ. Calling a run on 1st and 14 when you haven't been able to run all day. Why does this idiot still have a job?
4:11 PM (Just before the two-minute warning)
Ignore the time on the clock; that's the game. Was [Derek Anderson] trying to throw to his lineman, or was that a really fat running back? Goddamn they've sucked since they came out of the half.
Edit, 7:04 AM: I tend to be ambivalent on the whole Anderson/Quinn deal. Most of the problem, I think, is Crennel and the tone he sets in the locker room. I have no idea what Braylon Edwards's problem is. But first ditch the coach and get more than four plays into the rotation. Then we'll see if the wonderboy in training is needed.