The Browns offense never really got into gear during last Sunday’s 24-13 loss to the Jets and there’s nothing left to play for this season, but that’s not going to lead the Browns to take a look at quarterback Alex Tanney.
Coach Rob Chudzinski confirmed Tuesday that Jason Campbell will be the starting quarterback for the season finale against the Steelers. Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reports that Chudzinski said the Browns will “keep it the way it is” and said that he had no desire to see what Tanney can do at quarterback.
Perhaps he’d feel differently if the Steelers were employing moving cars on defense. All bets are off if they need a last second play that calls for the quarterback to bounce the ball off both uprights before finding a receiver.
The Steelers are still alive in the playoff race, so the Browns’ decision could wind up having some bearing on that front. Given the six-game losing streak the Browns will carry into Sunday, though, the needle may not have moved that much had the Browns decided to see if trick shots carry over to actual football.
Tanney started the year as a member of the Cowboys practice squad and they’d probably love to have him back now so that they could avoid the dumpster dive for a healthy body at the position that they’ll be performing this week.