Winning top priority for Quinn

There are 20 comments on the Jun 12, 2008, Akron Beacon Journal story titled Winning top priority for Quinn. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

BEREA: Brady Quinn wants the Browns to win the Super Bowl, and he wants to lead them there.

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Krishna

Fort Myers, FL

#1 Jun 13, 2008
Good to read that Quinn has improved and will be ready to be a quality backup to Derek Anderson. His accuracy problems have long been stated when his drop in the draft and why many teams thought he was no better than a second rounder at best. If his new mechanics because of his work with Scherer allow him to upgrade his accuracy it will make the Browns a better team.

Hopefully Romeo will have enough confidence in him this year to give him some playing time in games we have a substantial lead.

You have to give him high marks for being smart enough to see all the players and coaching staff have decided that at least for now Anderson is the better player and should be the starter. Trying to create a case for being the starter when all his teammates support DA would make him look foolish and ruin any hopes of leading the team in the future should DA be injured.

How long Brady Quinn is willing to be the good backup remains to be seen. But at least for this season we know we have a good man holding the clipboard. Next year can wait until next year and if we have to trade Quinn whatever improvements he can make will up his value in trade.

Quinn can be a solid starter in this league and shows Savage was smart in drafting him, even if we overpaid a bit in draft picks. Savage at the time did not know Anderson was headed for stardom and would be one of the very best QBs in the NFL.

At some point having an experienced backup instead of Quinn may allow us to trade Quinn and hopefully recover at least the second if not the first that we used to get him.

The news that Quinn is not headed the direction of so many first round quarterbacks, to becoming a stiff, is a big plus for the team. Quality backups are a big part of winning in the NFL.

Preseason games will give Quinn a chance to grow into becoming a player in this league and it will be fun to watch his progress and improvement as he did almost nothing last year because of his late arrival.
your insane

United States

#2 Jun 13, 2008
To start off with your talking about Quinn accurracy problems? I would say Anderson has more of a problem then Brady? DA has very strong arm and that it surprised some teams last year... he slowed way down in the end of the season. I was watching ESPN the other day when they did a segment on the Browns, they mentioned Quinn and how much better he looked then last year. Then went on to talk about how if this is a sign for what is to come, he will end the season as the starter... Anderson is an OK QB... a strong arm gives him good stats. We should trade him while he has value because once the season starts it will drop fast!
Krishna wrote:
Good to read that Quinn has improved and will be ready to be a quality backup to Derek Anderson. His accuracy problems have long been stated when his drop in the draft and why many teams thought he was no better than a second rounder at best. If his new mechanics because of his work with Scherer allow him to upgrade his accuracy it will make the Browns a better team.
Hopefully Romeo will have enough confidence in him this year to give him some playing time in games we have a substantial lead.
You have to give him high marks for being smart enough to see all the players and coaching staff have decided that at least for now Anderson is the better player and should be the starter. Trying to create a case for being the starter when all his teammates support DA would make him look foolish and ruin any hopes of leading the team in the future should DA be injured.
How long Brady Quinn is willing to be the good backup remains to be seen. But at least for this season we know we have a good man holding the clipboard. Next year can wait until next year and if we have to trade Quinn whatever improvements he can make will up his value in trade.
Quinn can be a solid starter in this league and shows Savage was smart in drafting him, even if we overpaid a bit in draft picks. Savage at the time did not know Anderson was headed for stardom and would be one of the very best QBs in the NFL.
At some point having an experienced backup instead of Quinn may allow us to trade Quinn and hopefully recover at least the second if not the first that we used to get him.
The news that Quinn is not headed the direction of so many first round quarterbacks, to becoming a stiff, is a big plus for the team. Quality backups are a big part of winning in the NFL.
Preseason games will give Quinn a chance to grow into becoming a player in this league and it will be fun to watch his progress and improvement as he did almost nothing last year because of his late arrival.
rufus

Raleigh, NC

#3 Jun 13, 2008
just hold on brady it wont be long. give anderson five games and your in. just dont ask to be released like no heart bently.
Browns

United States

#4 Jun 13, 2008
Anderson only played 4 teams that had a winning record last season, losing two of them. He is overrated and when you break down those games you see that the browns should go with their future QB, Brady Quinn now. If Romeo can't see that last seasons scedule was one of the easiest in decades, he is an idiot.
Realist

Canton, OH

#5 Jun 13, 2008
Win? With the clowns?

Just take the paycheck, sit back, and shut up.
Columbus Browns Fan

Blocksburg, CA

#6 Jun 13, 2008
Anderson? Give me a break. He sucked when we played any decent team. No wonder we lose year in and year out with decisions like this.
Columbus Browns Fan

Blocksburg, CA

#7 Jun 13, 2008
your insane wrote:
DA has very strong arm and that it surprised some teams last year... he slowed way down in the end of the season.

Anderson is an OK QB... a strong arm gives him good stats. We should trade him while he has value because once the season starts it will drop fast!
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Strong arm? He only threw over 40 yards SIX TIMES last season. I agree that the browns should trade him now, before the rest of the NFL gets to see this guy for what he is, a bum.
DawgFan

Blocksburg, CA

#8 Jun 13, 2008
With news like this, it gets harder to be a Browns fan every year. I don't care what the so called experts have to say, we will suck with Derek Anderson as our quarterback. Here comes another losing season.
San Antone Bill

San Antonio, TX

#9 Jun 13, 2008
your insane wrote:
To start off with your talking about Quinn accurracy problems? I would say Anderson has more of a problem then Brady? DA has very strong arm and that it surprised some teams last year... he slowed way down in the end of the season. I was watching ESPN the other day when they did a segment on the Browns, they mentioned Quinn and how much better he looked then last year. Then went on to talk about how if this is a sign for what is to come, he will end the season as the starter... Anderson is an OK QB... a strong arm gives him good stats. We should trade him while he has value because once the season starts it will drop fast!
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I concur with your assesment. Kudos,however,to DA for last year. He played well at times. We forget that last year was his second year or was it his third year but first year as a starter. He as the quarter back coach has mentioned has some work to do.

The QB coach recognized as well as the rest of us that DA has no touch on the ball. Often over throwing or under throwing what should of been easy completions. I hope he worked on that and continues to work on it all summer. I honestly believe that Quinn is a better study and will eventually make the starting spot down the road.

Da's down field passing game was his best contribution albeit the receivers did have to make acrobatic catches but they did catch the ball--kudos to them. Towards the end of the season defenses recognized DA's short coming in his passing game and eventually took his best throw away. Thus we miss the play offs. He is still young and hopefully learned and is improving.

Who ever starts will be good because of the other.
Who would have thought

Atlanta, GA

#10 Jun 13, 2008
Dereck is overrated, anyone can see that. Remember our play-off(less) deciding game against the Bengals last year? DA's performance in the Pro Bowl???? ATROCIOUS.

Sure people make mistakes, but I refuse to believe that someone can throw four or five "mistakes" in a row (to knock us out of getting into the playoffs) during a clutch time in the season and still be considered legitimate starting material.

Don't even get me started about the Pro Bowl.

If the Browns know what's good for them they'll get Brady in there ASAP. Whew, but either way...

Go Browns!
timg

Springboro, OH

#11 Jun 13, 2008
Until he becomes a starter, that mountain of gay endorsements waiting for him are going to have to wait.
its me

Youngstown, OH

#12 Jun 13, 2008
HAHAHAHAHAOHOHOHOHHEEEE. Brown+Superbowl.
its me

Youngstown, OH

#13 Jun 13, 2008
timg wrote:
Until he becomes a starter, that mountain of gay endorsements waiting for him are going to have to wait.
well he is cute.
A different Tony Z

United States

#14 Jun 13, 2008
your insane wrote:
To start off with your talking about Quinn accurracy problems? I would say Anderson has more of a problem then Brady? DA has very strong arm and that it surprised some teams last year... he slowed way down in the end of the season. I was watching ESPN the other day when they did a segment on the Browns, they mentioned Quinn and how much better he looked then last year. Then went on to talk about how if this is a sign for what is to come, he will end the season as the starter... Anderson is an OK QB... a strong arm gives him good stats. We should trade him while he has value because once the season starts it will drop fast!
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Wow, is there an echo in the room? I pleaded and begged for DA to be traded before the draft for those exact reasons. His stock is high and i don't have enough confidence in his abilities to be a consisent QB.

That's just my opinion.
Whiners

Dayton, OH

#15 Jun 13, 2008
Nothing's ever good enough for Browns fans. DA deserves a chance to be our starter. Quinn may be the starter of the future and he may not. Who cares that we got him in the first round. All you people claiming that he's better than DA probably don't know quite as much as the coaches- or you'd probably have a nice job in the NFL or NCAA.

Give it a rest and let DA make his own destiny. Just because BQ was a first round draft pick does not make him an automatic hall of famer (see almost every QB taken in the first round over the past few years).
skyler

Henderson, NC

#16 Jun 13, 2008
whiners has it exactly right. though there's no doubt the league caught up to DA by the end of last year and he had a rough time in Cincinnati and at the pro bowl, he won ten games. he earned his spot. let's see how he does in exhibition and the first few games of the season. if he's improved his touch and accuracy, especially on that crossing route underneath, the browns could be in great shape. if not, like many people i have high hopes for quinn, and his maturity in facing the current situation only improves those.

the browns are in a great situation -- isn't it fun to go into a season with so much good news? a strong team, a tough schedule, no dissension, and so many small dramas: DA/BQ; how will Rogers shape up?; will the defensive backfield haul the mail?(my guess: yes -- i think mcdonald is a shut-down corner about to take off); will jamal lewis not only gain close to 2,000 yards but also free things up for harrison to have a breakout year?; will wimbley and peek have monster years behind the strong new line (again -- i think yes)?

so much fun! please quit complaining and whining. let's just enjoy this. i bet at least 25 fan bases in the nfl would love to be where browns fans sit.
cats71

Canton, OH

#18 Jun 13, 2008
Wow! Brady looks pumped up alot...maybe the Browns should trade him,they would get alot for him, he will be a superstar.....
Doug Drabek

Crestwood, KY

#20 Jun 13, 2008
How many other backup QB's in this league get stories written about them in minicamp? Such hype for someone who has done nothing in the NFL.
cats71

East Rochester, OH

#21 Jun 13, 2008
He hasn't been given the chance yet to do anything. With his strong arm (s) and running ability he will be a superstar....the Browns need to take notice and use him this year if they want to be successful..
hdawg

Mamaroneck, NY

#22 Jun 13, 2008
Doug Drabek wrote:
How many other backup QB's in this league get stories written about them in minicamp? Such hype for someone who has done nothing in the NFL.
Most of them when they're 1st round picks.

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