Ohio.com - Quinn shines in spotlight

Ohio.com - Quinn shines in spotlight

There are 21 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 20, 2007, titled Ohio.com - Quinn shines in spotlight. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

CLEVELAND: Derek Anderson and Charlie Frye weren't ready for their close-ups Saturday night in a 23-20 loss against the Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns Stadium, but apparently Brady Quinn was.

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MIKE

United States

#1 Aug 20, 2007
I know that #10 played against the non-starters,but the biggest difference I saw between he and his competition is that he looks like a leader out there. He carries himself like a guy who knows how to lead and the players around him look to that. Frye and Anderson look like just one of the eleven out there--sad ,because I love Anderson's arm. Sipe,Kozar,even Kitna Saturday Night were leaders and a team cannot win without a strong personality/leader at that position.
KBADM11

United States

#2 Aug 20, 2007
Romeo needs to play Quinn - period. The other 2 would be hard pressed to even make another NFL team. Lets get on with the future and the future is Quinn not the other 2 scrubs.
ramon

Canton, OH

#3 Aug 20, 2007
I missed seeing the dog van used to escort Dumb and Dumber into the huddle for the 1st three quarters.
Mike

San Diego, CA

#4 Aug 20, 2007
Heya Mike from Akron....
Bear in mind that he played with the 3rd/4th stringers on offense too.
RDB

Lehigh Acres, FL

#5 Aug 20, 2007
If Crennel does not start Quinn against Denver he should be fired on the spot. If nothing else let Frye start the opener but rotate Brady in to the mix to see what he can do and bring him along slowly that way. He has got to play this year period. Quinn showed leadership and he is just a gritty competitor and most improtantly the best quarterback the Browns have by far.
OldManGrump

Canton, OH

#6 Aug 20, 2007
If Brady Quinn plays, Crennel will live to see anothe rseason.

Cut Interception Frye and Fumble Anderson now.

Go Browns in 2007, things are looking up !!!!

Maybe 8-8 is possible if Brady starts all the games. Shades of Bernie Kosar's rookie season.
Paul

Canton, OH

#7 Aug 20, 2007
There is no doubt about it. Cleveland landed a keeper in Quinn.
The future of the franchise lies with him. If he isn't the starter then someone beside Quinn needs to depart the greater cleveland area.
GO BROWNS!!!!!!!!
a voice

Mantua, OH

#8 Aug 20, 2007
Romeo to this day has not infused persona into his team. It's been seen time and time again with inept mistakes that are a direct reflection of the coach and not seen in top caliber coaches teams.(i.e. Noll,Landry,Shula etc. Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree but in my experience people(secondary coaches) respond to quality leadership and Romeo has quality but not both. We really love and support the browns here in Ohio and to preserve there heritage they deserve nothing but the best.
never go to tallmadge

Stow, OH

#9 Aug 20, 2007
Browns fans cling to any ray of hope that somehow, someday, things will change and their team will no longer have the stink on them.
All that money spent to watch the worst franchise in organized sports put on a clown show.
Holding...illegal formation...fumble....
interception....OOOOPS, the play clock just ran out...five yard penalty...too many guys on the field....FIELD GOAL!
There's your season, already spelled out for ya!
Now get out on Sundays and get some exercise!
never go to tallmadge

Stow, OH

#10 Aug 20, 2007
Ten yard penalty. Still recovering.
never go to tallmadge

Stow, OH

#11 Aug 20, 2007
Make it fifteen and forfeit!
Mills

Erie, PA

#13 Aug 20, 2007
Frye and DA looked horrible the last two weeks...and Dorsey looked like the 2nd coming of Sammy Baugh compared to those two. Lets cut our losses with those guys and look to the future...
ramon

Canton, OH

#14 Aug 20, 2007
Kent Dawg wrote:
<quoted text>
I saw it I was parked next to you, waiting to give you a ride.
Are you too stupid to see that the OL really sucked since the Clowns became a team again? This year they have improved to the suck level. Their #1 pick can't stop a rusher without holding. Guess he is use to playing against overated teams like OSU-CKS.
Oh I see The O line was responsible for delay of game on the 1 yard line and also was responsible for overthrowing a pass by 10 yards right to the d-back. I'll have the van come pick ya up.
Paul D Brown

Covington, KY

#15 Aug 20, 2007
Pluto is right.When The Steelers are your opener you don't serve up your future.
He just signed the contract.Wait at least till you play the second game.
Ed E

AOL

#16 Aug 20, 2007
a voice wrote:
Romeo to this day has not infused persona into his team. It's been seen time and time again with inept mistakes that are a direct reflection of the coach and not seen in top caliber coaches teams.(i.e. Noll,Landry,Shula etc. Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree but in my experience people(secondary coaches) respond to quality leadership and Romeo has quality but not both. We really love and support the browns here in Ohio and to preserve there heritage they deserve nothing but the best.
I could not have said it better. Romeo is a very nice person and a good assistant coach that is not ready for prime time. The confusion on the field that we are seeing year over year is proof. The pre-season is designed to test everyone and cut down to the final roster. This should not exclude the coaching staff.
critic hater

São Paulo, Brazil

#17 Aug 20, 2007
Typical Cleveland fans: a guy comes in and throws uncontested passes to wide open receivers against a prevent defense run by guys who won't be in the league in a few weeks and we're ready to start him NOW.

You must be the same people who declared Kelly Holcomb to be an NFL star.

Quinn might be the future, but let's keep it that way. Let's not Tim Couch him – throw him in there way to soon and watch his career spiral into nothing. Frye is good enough to get us through the season and has potential to be a starter in the NFL. Anderson, on the other hand, had one big run last season that 40 percent of Browns fans are still clinging to as an indication that he's an NFL quarterback. Again, it's the Kelly Holcomb syndrome.

There is no QB controversy. Frye should start. Quinn should sit and learn. Anderson should try to sign with the Chiefs or something. Or would you rather Quinn becomes just the next in the line of failed Browns QBs?

Don't start Quinn now. This isn't John Madden football, it's real life.
GJGood

Merrillville, IN

#18 Aug 20, 2007
I agree with critic hater here. Well except for maybe his comments about kelly Holcomb whom I thought was a decent QB that never played in a very good situation.

I do think Frye has clearly outplayed Anderson and shown more leadership in the position than Anderson has.

Has Frye played extremely well? Of course not, that is obvious but he has not made nearly the number of mistakes as his primary competitor in the QB derby. If you watched the game Saturday night you could have noticed that Frye's passes were pretty much on target other than the overthrow interception. his stats would have looked much better has two of his passes along the sideline been caught in bounds instead of out of play. On both plays neither receiver even made an attempt to keep both feet in the field when it appeared that they may had been able to. Charlie also makes more plays with his feet than the other 3 QBs are able to do.

Frye's biggest critics are quick to point out the mistakes in the first preseason game. I agree the play at the end of the first half that allowed the clock to run out was pretty terrible. Really, though, that is the only time we have seen a glaring mismanagement of the clock in Charlie's time in Cleveland and it was the first preseason game. That doesn't make it excusable but it does mean it may have been the exception to the rule where Frye is concerned. At least it was an error of aggression and not one of lack of effort.
The other play in that first game was the lateral returned for the touchdown. I honestly believe Charlie only is partially to blame for that and I'm not sure why he has taken all the heat for it. It was likely more a matter of miscommunication than bad execution and why was that play called in the first place?

As far as Quinn is concerned I am sure he will be given his chance but lets let him learn a little more of the offense first and call on him only if the need arises in the second half of the regular season. I hope that he isn't needed at all this season but I don't necessarily see that happening if for nothing else than so many fans are clamouring for him. I just hope he doesn't turn out to be another Rick Mirer coming out of Notre Dame.
ramon

Canton, OH

#19 Aug 20, 2007
GJGood wrote:
I agree with critic hater here. Well except for maybe his comments about kelly Holcomb whom I thought was a decent QB that never played in a very good situation.
I do think Frye has clearly outplayed Anderson and shown more leadership in the position than Anderson has.
Has Frye played extremely well? Of course not, that is obvious but he has not made nearly the number of mistakes as his primary competitor in the QB derby. If you watched the game Saturday night you could have noticed that Frye's passes were pretty much on target other than the overthrow interception. his stats would have looked much better has two of his passes along the sideline been caught in bounds instead of out of play. On both plays neither receiver even made an attempt to keep both feet in the field when it appeared that they may had been able to. Charlie also makes more plays with his feet than the other 3 QBs are able to do.
Frye's biggest critics are quick to point out the mistakes in the first preseason game. I agree the play at the end of the first half that allowed the clock to run out was pretty terrible. Really, though, that is the only time we have seen a glaring mismanagement of the clock in Charlie's time in Cleveland and it was the first preseason game. That doesn't make it excusable but it does mean it may have been the exception to the rule where Frye is concerned. At least it was an error of aggression and not one of lack of effort.
The other play in that first game was the lateral returned for the touchdown. I honestly believe Charlie only is partially to blame for that and I'm not sure why he has taken all the heat for it. It was likely more a matter of miscommunication than bad execution and why was that play called in the first place?
As far as Quinn is concerned I am sure he will be given his chance but lets let him learn a little more of the offense first and call on him only if the need arises in the second half of the regular season. I hope that he isn't needed at all this season but I don't necessarily see that happening if for nothing else than so many fans are clamouring for him. I just hope he doesn't turn out to be another Rick Mirer coming out of Notre Dame.
The reason Frye takes the heat for the lateral is quarterbacks with an IQ over 3 will note the running back blew where he needed to be for the swing pass and do one of 2 things. 1- Find a differnet receiver 2 throw the football into the lake
GJGood

Merrillville, IN

#20 Aug 21, 2007
OK, I'll give you that one, but still my main point is that Frye hasn't been terrible nor has be been great. he has made a couple of mistakes and it turns out that they were glaring ones that everyone could see.

Look how many passes he has put on target in tight defense, especially in the game against Detroit. The stats don't even show that Charlie has performed that badly. officially he has one INT and one fumble (the lateral). Is he a great QB? No he isn't, but he does have an upside and can be a solid NFL QB. Let's see what he can do with extended regular playing time and a decent offensive supporting cast that has been lacking in Cleveland since his arrival.
clevelandnextyea rs2008

Lizton, IN

#21 Aug 21, 2007
MIKE wrote:
I know that #10 played against the non-starters,but the biggest difference I saw between he and his competition is that he looks like a leader out there. He carries himself like a guy who knows how to lead and the players around him look to that. Frye and Anderson look like just one of the eleven out there--sad ,because I love Anderson's arm. Sipe,Kozar,even Kitna Saturday Night were leaders and a team cannot win without a strong personality/leader at that position.
Um, lets not jump on the number 10 bandwagon yet. Haven't we seen enough quarterbacks come in and out of cleveland to be sold on one after one game?

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