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Ohio.com - Brady Quinn, it's time to sign deal

There are 160 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 2, 2007, titled Ohio.com - Brady Quinn, it's time to sign deal. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

As you work out in Arizona or wherever, have you dared to ask yourself, ''Just what am I doing?'' Do you realize that your holdout makes it seem like you have an overblown sense of entitlement? That you not ...

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DaeguDawg

Daegu, Korea

#1 Aug 3, 2007
Theres not much else you can add to this story. And Terry's nice enough to put it like this.

"Brades", if you really have been a lifelong Browns fan - then you know this nonsense is NOT tolerated by the fans... For as much everyone throws Charlie under a bus - he CAME to camp DURING his negotiations...

Come on, man.. this is a no-brainer.. You've got Ryan Leaf written all over you, until you pull your head of a certain oriface...

8-8 THIS YEAR!!!! Im eternally optimistic!! Lewis - 1300 yds :)
Akron Dave

Canton, OH

#2 Aug 3, 2007
Seems like the Browns think Quinn should be paid as a #22 pick. However since they traded away next year's first round pick which should be a top 10 pick, Quinn's agent has a bit of an argument that Quinn should get more then a #22 pick should. It doesn't really hurt Quinn to hold out for a few weeks. Its not like he was going to start from game 1. Once he signs all will be forgotten and unless the other qbs shine, the fans will be screaming to put Quinn in. I seriously doubt Quinn will hold out more then month, and he would be crazy to hold out all year to go back into the draft. This whole situation makes it easier on the Browns as they only have to compare 2 qbs verses 3 to determine a starter.
Ric Spicer

Richmond, VA

#3 Aug 3, 2007
Amen, Terry. It's time the NFL adopted the NBA's pay scale for rookies. You need to prove yourself on the field in the NFL, not the Golden Dome. THings are a little different here...

By the way, do you know: when was the last time (if ever) that 3 Cleveland players have been on the cover of Sports Illustrated IN THE SAME YEAR?? LeBron, Grady, now Jamla Lewis...kinda cool

Ric
Glen Allen, VA
Chick

Herndon, VA

#4 Aug 3, 2007
8-8?! You are an eternal optimist, haha. I only see 3 winnable games on their schedule.
Dillard

Hixson, TN

#5 Aug 3, 2007
Akron Dave is right. It doesn't hurt Brady much to sit out. Make no mistake--the Browns drafted him to start and he will. His agent has a very good argument and a short holdout almost should have been expected. It's weird how the press is all over Brady about this, and weird how he hasn't been quoted in one of these stories.
Team SUX

Cleveland, OH

#6 Aug 3, 2007
Who cares?! The Browns have sucked since they returned to the league in 1999. I gave up on this crappy organization 2 years ago. So much news over a team that has been nothing but an embarrassment. So another college boy who thinks he's bigger than the game is holding out. Yawn.

“LeBron = Born-again Tribe Fan!”

Since: May 07

Tallmadge, Ohio

#7 Aug 3, 2007
"... since they traded away next year's first round pick which should be a top 10 pick, Quinn's agent has a bit of an argument that Quinn should get more then a #22 pick should."

This is certainly not a GOOD argument, though. If Brady Quinn is such a great QB and was ready to prove it this season, then the Browns would be a winning team. The 1st round pick in 2008 which was traded should then become a mid to late first rounder... not a top 10.
I bleed green and orange

Streetsboro, OH

#8 Aug 3, 2007
Brady, listen, Sign a deal.... you are really ruining your reputation here in Cleveland, and soon, you will have pitted the fans against you (not good in Cleveland my friend). As an Irishman, a Notre Dame fan as well as a Browns fan, lose the ego, sign the deal.... This is a working class town, and you're really being an ass... SIGN, get on the field, and prove yourself already... otherwise, go back to Michigan with the other pricks.
GJGood

Merrillville, IN

#9 Aug 3, 2007
If Quinn really cared so much about his "favorite" team growing up like he has consistently said, it seems to me that he would jump at the chance to sign. It isn't like the Browns have been offering him a paycheck that is less than what most mid-first round draft picks get.

I wonder how long it will take the Browns to realize that drafting BQ was a serious mistake. I mean just think about it. Regardless of the names of the players, does the following scenario make any logical sense? You have a team with three very young QBs. The team has stated that they feel two of them can be successful starters in the league. The problem is that all the QBs are young. So then in the draft you go out and draft a rookie QB. Does that make sense to anyone? Now add to the fact that you traded away picks next year which could have been used to address other "needs" and most people have to be scratching their heads about this, don't they?

Living in Columbus and graduating from Akron, the whole Brady Quinn playing for his hometown team thing has made me sick since draft day. It doesn't seem like anybody realizes that the incumbent starter is truly much more of a hometown boy than BQ has ever been

Great article, the only thing I might have added to it would have been... "Brady, it may turn out that you need the Browns much more than the Browns actually need you!"
Bugs Bunny

Akron, OH

#10 Aug 3, 2007
"... since they traded away next year's first round pick which should be a top 10 pick, Quinn's agent has a bit of an argument that Quinn should get more then a #22 pick should."

To add to what JulioF said, trading a pick to acquire the right to draft in the 22nd position adds no value to Brady. It simply gave the Browns the ability to draft at 22 a player rated by the "market" as a sub-21 player. The Browns cost to acquire the pick has nothing to do with Brady.

Further, any attempt to weight the value of the 1st round pick traded away is speculative at best. What if the Browns accidently go 8-8 and the pick becomes a middle round pick? This is another reason why the acquisition cost cannot be factored in to Brady's value: we won't know the true cost until after this season, hopefully long after this bum signs his inflated contract.
oldmangrump

Canton, OH

#11 Aug 3, 2007
Brady deserves top 10 money. The Browns at best will finish between 0-16 and 3-13 and get a top 10 pick next year which they traded for Brady Quinn.

Browns have a long way to go to be a contender and the current roster doesn't have a chance to get there from here with what they got today even if Brady signs today.

Don't be cheap Browns, pay him his money and lets get moving toward 2010 when you will contend !!!!
Chad

United States

#13 Aug 3, 2007
oldmangrump wrote:
Brady deserves top 10 money. The Browns at best will finish between 0-16 and 3-13 and get a top 10 pick next year which they traded for Brady Quinn.
Browns have a long way to go to be a contender and the current roster doesn't have a chance to get there from here with what they got today even if Brady signs today.
Don't be cheap Browns, pay him his money and lets get moving toward 2010 when you will contend !!!!
0-16??? Move to Pittsburgh you f'in idiot!!!

Since: Mar 07

Ashtabula, OH

#14 Aug 3, 2007
Remember when guys wanted to play football for the glory and not the money? Top rated football players usually had an off season job. Football has turned into a money game. So sad!

Football used to be a sport, now it is a business. Players used to want to be champions, now they want to be millionaires.

Quinn can kiss this Browns fan's a55!
Entitlement Generation

Naples, FL

#15 Aug 3, 2007
A kid spends his whole life hoping, wishing and preparing to possibly play professional football. He finally gets the opportunity...and he is late to work!? This is something that occurs with the E-generation...entitlement.
string bean

Toledo, OH

#16 Aug 3, 2007
Should have used the pick for a defensive tackle...not a punk.
string bean

Toledo, OH

#17 Aug 3, 2007
It's going to be great when Charlie Frye has his breakout year this year.
Entitlement Generation

Naples, FL

#18 Aug 3, 2007
Trade his ass back for a first-rounder!
Colrmebrown

United States

#19 Aug 3, 2007
I heard That Quinn was selling his autographs for $75.00 each! If this is true. No matter how great he is or will be. I don't want him in Cleveland as a Browns player. His agent or his holding out, will not endear him to the other players, staff and at least not to this long time fan of the browns. Show us how good you are in the Pro's then they will "Show You The Money!" Ask Tom Brady! Remember! You were 22nd.
Gone Since95

Cleveland, OH

#20 Aug 3, 2007
Talk about being thrown to the wolves! That is, if Brady ever signs. Yes, I know the Browns drafted Joe Thomas, but one lineman a decent offensive line does not make. Not only will Brady be so far behind from missing weeks of practice when and if he gets to camp, if he ever gets in a game (and let's face it, with who is in front of him on the depth chart, that's a real possibility, and soon) he will quickly be buried by an avalanche of humanity. And thinking the Browns won't win more than 3 games this year does not make someone a Steelers' fan. It makes someone reasonable.
ANON

Akron, OH

#21 Aug 3, 2007
Akron Dave wrote:
Seems like the Browns think Quinn should be paid as a #22 pick. However since they traded away next year's first round pick which should be a top 10 pick, Quinn's agent has a bit of an argument that Quinn should get more then a #22 pick should. It doesn't really hurt Quinn to hold out for a few weeks. Its not like he was going to start from game 1. Once he signs all will be forgotten and unless the other qbs shine, the fans will be screaming to put Quinn in. I seriously doubt Quinn will hold out more then month, and he would be crazy to hold out all year to go back into the draft. This whole situation makes it easier on the Browns as they only have to compare 2 qbs verses 3 to determine a starter.
Are you Brady Quinn's agent? Seriously, this kid hasn't proven anything in the NFL yet. He was the 22nd pick which means 11 teams after the top 10 teams had a chance to pick him up other than the Browns. But they didn't. He filled a need for the Browns which is why they gave up a potential top 10 pick next year. This guy deserves last years 22nd pick money plus 10% like Terry said.

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