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Ohio.com - Browns may pick starting QB soon

There are 44 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 1, 2007, titled Ohio.com - Browns may pick starting QB soon. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

BEREA: The Browns' quarterback situation might be decided sooner than expected. General Manager Phil Savage said Tuesday that the Browns would like to have a pretty good idea of the team's direction at ...

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Steve D

Aurora, OH

#1 Aug 1, 2007
How about we just trade Quinn for something we need instead of dealing with this soap opera drama?
oldmangrump

Canton, OH

#2 Aug 1, 2007
This is all about positioning in the attempt to sign Brady Quinn for less money as the #22 pick. It's also the only thing of interest in the Browns' 2007 season. Browns will be losers in 2007 for sure.

If Brady eventually signs, he will some day be the starting QB of the Browns this season. Neither Frye or Anderson have the ability to take the Browns to the superbowl anytime in the future, and it will show once the season starts with a 1 - 7 or 0 - 8 record.

Brady deserves #3 draft pick money, and he'll wait to get it. The Browns need him more then he needs the Browns, and his agent knows it.

Hold out Brady, the Browns will give soon.
Parker

United States

#3 Aug 1, 2007
I don't understand why Quinn can't see that the longer he holds out, the worse his chances of starting are. One needs only to look back the past two years to see that Crennell simply WILL NOT play rookies that hold out. How long was it before Edwards became a starter his rookie year (elbow notwithstanding) when he was clearly better than Northcutt?

Quinn needs to realize that if he's as good as he thinks he is, he'll win the job at some point this year (against this collection of stiffs, especially) and will make his money long-term. Parkeralmost like he's scared that he's going to flop, and so he wants as much money as he can get now.

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

#4 Aug 1, 2007
There is a very good reason that Brady Quinn dropped to the 22nd position in the draft, and that is his ego and general attitude. I just hope the Browns don't get stuck holding the bag with a guy they can't sign after having made a significant trade to move up and draft him.

It looks like Romeo is doing his negotiating in the media, which is a very smart move on his part. Brady Quinn's popularity is dropping like a rock. Even Notre Dame fans a starting to jump on the "put up or shut up" bandwagon. I hope that they can get him signed, but also hope that they do it with a contract that allows him to make Top 10 money only if he plays exceptionally well.
ajk

Cleveland, OH

#5 Aug 1, 2007
Steve D wrote:
How about we just trade Quinn for something we need instead of dealing with this soap opera drama?
Did you read the article? We need a QB, the two we've got are terrible!
your stupid

Massillon, OH

#6 Aug 1, 2007
oldmangrump wrote:
This is all about positioning in the attempt to sign Brady Quinn for less money as the #22 pick. It's also the only thing of interest in the Browns' 2007 season. Browns will be losers in 2007 for sure.
If Brady eventually signs, he will some day be the starting QB of the Browns this season. Neither Frye or Anderson have the ability to take the Browns to the superbowl anytime in the future, and it will show once the season starts with a 1 - 7 or 0 - 8 record.
Brady deserves #3 draft pick money, and he'll wait to get it. The Browns need him more then he needs the Browns, and his agent knows it.
Hold out Brady, the Browns will give soon.
If he deserved #3 money, he would have BEEN PICKED #3
a voice

Mantua, OH

#7 Aug 1, 2007
Lets give Crennel one more year to make the squad and garner the respect of the team. Now that we have all new coaches hand picked by Savage. We shall see if Crennel can do a better job leading. Now remember that's just one opinion.
T-Dash

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Aug 1, 2007
Though I can't stand when NFL rookies hold out I do know why some of them do. Its because in the NFL you can be cut at the drop of dime. Guaranteed money is a very important aspect of the NFL contract. I believe Brady is so patient because he really didn't feel like he was going to start anyway, though he's saying all the right things. The Browns will bring him along the proper way by having him watch for a season or at least most of the season sort of like the way Carson Palmer was brought along. Tom Condon knows this so he's in no hurry to sign a contract that he feels is not a fair deal to his client. It makes me angry but I do understand.
Jeff

Cleveland, OH

#9 Aug 1, 2007
Do you think we could package him with Larry Hughes and get a point gaurd ?????
Steve D

Aurora, OH

#10 Aug 1, 2007
a voice wrote:
Lets give Crennel one more year to make the squad and garner the respect of the team. Now that we have all new coaches hand picked by Savage. We shall see if Crennel can do a better job leading. Now remember that's just one opinion.
I agree. If this season is a failure, I'm sure fans will be calling for Crennel to step aside.
Cloverine Fleetwood

Loudonville, OH

#11 Aug 1, 2007
I am starting to think that Brady Quinn and/or those advising him are not confident that he has what it takes to compete well in the NFL. The way to really big money over the life of one's playing careeer and afterward is to come into the league and perform at a high level. By holding out now, he may really be saying, "I've got to get all I can now because after they see me play, I will get little more." I am certain that whatever the Brown's have offered is enough to keep the bills paid and food on the table, so he ought to take the money due a 22, sign a short term contract, and show what he can do. If he is worth all that he claims he is, he will hold all the cards at the end of his contract, can leverage a huge deal, will have big money endorsement contracts, and a future in the broadcast booth when his playing day's end. By holding out now, his chances to shine on the field lessen, my urge to buy a product her might endorse diminish, and the more he becomes just another egotistical jock.

I will also add that I think his lack of confidence in himself is justified. Deep inside, Brady Quinn knows that his image is as inflated as that of the college program that produced him.
ramon

Canton, OH

#12 Aug 1, 2007
I really don't not give a damn about which worthless quarterback gets the starting position. This team has forgotten Paul Brown's quarterback IQ testing. Ive got my money on a box of rocks vs Fry and Anderson combined. Ever hear them speak??? Ohh my God!! No quick thinking in this group!!

The real question NOT being covered in the media is what is REALLY going on between the Browns and LeCharles Bentley?????? How the hello does Bentley's personal doctor and surgeon clear the guy and our Dr Staphinfection wont even give the guy a physical??? This rat is REAL smelly!!
moe

Lorain, OH

#13 Aug 1, 2007
why can't the NFL owners,players and and the new comisioner, insure players at a base salary in training camp, in case of injury and, give players the opprotunity to learn the play book and, get some practice time in and get a feel of the game, instead of throwing about 80% of NFL team into a whirlwind year after year.the fans, players and owner/management get pissed off at a guy trying to secure a future. besides most of em end up on the curb or down the road anyway,like braylan I"M SO GREAT edwards TOTAL BUST!!!!! TOTAL CRY BABY!!!! also you don't hear squat from eric wright or joe thomas cause, these guys are FOOTBALL PLAYERS, TEAM GUYS and they want to win!! you will hear and see enough of these guys on the highlight films,not from crying or bragging about a play they made that doesn't help in a win.
Mike

San Diego, CA

#14 Aug 1, 2007
Why rush picking a starter? There's no need to. I think the only thing we DO KNOW about the starter right now is this: It isn't Brady Quinn. As for the other guys... let the preseason determine it. The Browns NEED a good season this year. If they end up with a bottom 10 record they are going to be sore about sending that first-rounder to Dallas.

I really wish Quinn would show some better judgement and character at this point. I understand he wants to get paid.... but is it worth alienating yourself from the fans? A brief look back at the history will show that to be career suicide in Cleveland. Ask Bill Belichick... he can tell you. I have to admit... Browns fans are amongst the best... and worst in the league. Best for team loyalty. Worst for tolerance of failure. I understand it though. No NFL Championship in over 40 years now and add to that what seems like a consistent... "bad luck" streak.

I still think Paul Brown jinxed the team when Modell sent him packing.

Since: Mar 07

Toledo, OH

#15 Aug 1, 2007
Quinn is a joke. He is full of himself and holding out for more money than it due to a 22 pick is proof. The only reason he is so hyped is because he played at ND, which has a recent track record of being over inflated in just about every aspect. It is a shame that the Browns even wasted next years pick on this chump.
Jim

Ashburn, VA

#16 Aug 1, 2007
Browns, need to go with Frye and trade Anderson for what ever they can get once Quin is signed. Who knows what they can get for Dorsey. We may have to pay to get rid of him.
diggidy

Springfield, OH

#17 Aug 1, 2007
Frye's new nick name is "KILLER" There were about 4 games in which the Browns had the game won and KILLER either threw a fourth quarter interception or threw one in the end zone. We should of won 7 games last year and KILLER showed up. Well, KILLER stikes again yesterday in the 2 min. drill drives the team down to the 16 and throws an interception. I don't believe he has changed at all. You are what you are,"KILLER".
Mike

San Diego, CA

#18 Aug 1, 2007
Here's my take on Quinn from watching game tape on him (not that I'm using tape... DVD and hard drive work better).....

Quinn benefited from Smardzja's play... and had a versatile outlet with the previous years TE Fasano. Walker was versatile enough to give him some options. The OL was not noteworthy in its play and was the common failing in all the big games. Particularly with USC and LSU. Walker also "disappeared" during those games and the receivers couldn't break open from the DB's in those games. Quinn can make all the throws but does not have a rocket arm... which is odd for a player so well conditioned. Mechanics is part of the problem and he would benefit from coaching greatly. Can tell that Weis worked with him on the X's and O's... but Weis didn't work on throwing mechanics (Tom Brady went to an outside QB coach to work on his fundamentals... read the biography... and it shows). Quinn runs into trouble when he tries to gun throws into spots .... it appears that the harder he tries to throw, the more his accuracy suffers. This is also the time when his footwork suffers the most... and he does his little bouncing steps instead of planting his feet for a proper throw. Another oddity for a player with so much starting time. Needs coaching.... but shows promise. Shows good mind for the game.... much like Peyton Manning.... but lacks Manning's polish in execution of his throws. Plays like a larger version of Drew Brees.... cerebral.... good at running an offense.... but not a gunner.

ND defense did not help the team's cause last year and was definitely not up to par. They could not contend with offensive powerhouses like USC (2 WR drafted in first 2 rounds, LSU 2 WR and QB drafted in first two rounds).... and ND's DB's were CONSTANTLY picked apart.

Notre Dame also basically lost one other game last year to UCLA. Yes, they were able to win the game with less than one minute on the clock.... but UCLA fairly well controlled the game with a good defense. It turned out as a W for ND.... but for all purposes... the game illustrates the poor play of ND all season.
Mike

San Diego, CA

#19 Aug 1, 2007
diggidy wrote:
Frye's new nick name is "KILLER" There were about 4 games in which the Browns had the game won and KILLER either threw a fourth quarter interception or threw one in the end zone. We should of won 7 games last year and KILLER showed up. Well, KILLER stikes again yesterday in the 2 min. drill drives the team down to the 16 and throws an interception. I don't believe he has changed at all. You are what you are,"KILLER".
Glad I am not the only one who noticed this. KC Joyner from ESPN noted this issue also. Frye will benefit from a better line.... but I am not convinced a better line will fix this particular problem for him. This is the key issue that a lot of people seem to forget about Frye.... his clutch decision making. He very well may have improved in the off-season. But, if he continues the pattern.... you have to pull him.
Go Tribe

Munroe Falls, OH

#20 Aug 1, 2007
Isn't it ironic how agents work.
They say Joe Thomas deserves #3 money b/c he was picked 3rd. It doesn't matter what position he plays he was picked third so give him #3 money.

But when Quinn is picked 22nd he deserves more money because he is a quarterback.

Why not accept #22 pick money and get into camp and help us win?

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