On draft day, beneath his Browns blazer and color coordinated plaid shirt that would make a candy corn proud, Phil Savage wore his lucky shirt. He would need some luck on that day. An ineffective 2007 draft could bring a close to his career as GM of the Browns and it would almost certainly end the head coaching tenure of Romeo Crennel in Cleveland.
On paper Savage came through. If his 2007 draft translates well from the paper to the field, his job should be safe for awhile. If not, well let’s just say he could be working for his former protégé in Baltimore.
After the trade was made with the Cowboys enabling the Browns to move up and select Brady Quinn, Phil Savage turned to club president Randy Lerner and exposed his lucky charm -- a Baltimore Ravens T-shirt.
The mastermind behind the new Browns; the deliverer from NFL purgatory was wearing swag from the team that Clevelanders love to hate the most.
"Can you imagine the nightmare scenario if Brady Quinn slides all the way into the 20s, Baltimore jumps up and gets the guy, and he's beating us?" Savage said. "I'd get killed."
Could you imagine Eric DeCosta wearing a Steelers T-shirt under his black blazer and lavender Armani shirt?
By the way Phil, with or without Quinn in ’07 you are still likely to get killed.
Guess who the Cowboys will be rooting against this season?