Browns GM feeling the heat

The Cleveland Browns are playing at a decidedly lower level than they did in a 10-6 season last year. Under the regime of general manager Phil Savage and coach Romeo Crennel, the Browns are 25-40 in four seasons. An offseason of change could be coming to Cleveland, and Savage is starting to feel the heat.

Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer breaks it down.

    Acknowledging he’s under fire, Browns general manager Phil Savage said Wednesday he’s operating “business as usual” until he and the coaching staff come under review by owner Randy Lerner after the season. “Is the job finished? No. I would be disappointed if I were not able to finish it out. So I’d like to do that. Only time will tell,” Savage said. MORE

Bud Shaw of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that it appears Savage appears put upon and unappreciated.

    In that sense, he feels just like all those woe-is-me Cleveland fans he once set straight. Why else did he feel the need to outline the clear improvements under his watch — talent, equipment, scouting and, hey, even the video department — and declare that this team is good enough to be 7-5 or even 8-4 if not for a play here or there. MORE
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