The Phil Savage Era of Cleveland Browns football officially ended last night. This morning, the Romeo Crennell Era ended as well.
Romeo Crennel was fired this morning, as reported by Mary Kay Cabot in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
Crennel coached the Browns for four seasons and compiled a 24-40 record. Despite a strong 10-6 season last year, the Browns never made the playoffs during Crennel’s regime and seemed to take a huge step backward this season, culminating in yesterday’s terrible 31-0 loss to the Steelers.
Crennel was reportedly going to meet with Browns owner Randy Lerner this morning. No word on if the meeting occurred, or if Crennel was simply fired. It is no secret that Randy Lerner wants Bill Cowher to become the next head coach of the Browns (as do many Browns fans). Lerner is also reportedly interested in bringing in New England VP Scott Pioli to run football operations.
According to Cabot, Lerner will meet with the media at 10:00 this morning.