But that doesn't mean Crennel will hesitate to substitute Charlie Frye for Dilfer again.
Dilfer expressed his displeasure Sunday with Crennel's decision to play Frye for three series in Cleveland's 22-0 win against Miami. Crennel, though, was unfazed by Dilfer's comments.
“Trent is a competitor and as a competitor he wants the ball in his hands,” Crennel said Monday. “He's told me he wants the ball in his hands, and so when I take it out of his hands, he is not satisfied. I don't blame him. I wouldn't be satisfied either.”
Crennel had been saying all season that he was waiting for the right time to play Frye, the team's third-round pick from Akron. He told both quarterbacks last week of the possibility that Frye would play against the Dolphins.