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Anderson, Quinn in dead heat as cheating claims surface

The Browns’ initial depth chart shows two starters at the most important position on the field.

For now, Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn each have a piece of the job.

“I was just trying to avoid all the questions,” coach Eric Mangini said in remarks distributed by the team. “If I put a name there, then he’s the starter. Nothing has really changed. I can promise you, we had to submit a depth chart, that’s what it is.”

Meanwhile, a claim has emerged that Quinn tried to torpedo Anderson’s performance in Sunday’s scrimmage after the radio connection the sideline to the quarterbacks went on the fritz. Per John Clayton of ESPN.com, Brown team quarterback Derek Anderson used hand signals — and White team quarterback Brady Quinn shared the hand signals with his team’s defense.

Given Mangini’s ties to the Patriots, Quinn’s underhanded tactics just might have won him the job.

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40 Responses to “Anderson, Quinn in dead heat as cheating claims surface”
  1. MitchAlbom'sEars says: Aug 11, 2009 10:04 PM

    Nice Brady.
    Did he learn this from Favre ?

  2. Rex Grossman says: Aug 11, 2009 10:12 PM

    I hope Brady Quinn fails miserably.

  3. Cobra Commander says: Aug 11, 2009 10:19 PM

    I may be in the minority at this time but I never get tired of Patriots-cheating jokes.

  4. pats suck, blow and cheat says: Aug 11, 2009 10:22 PM

    Quinn learned it from fat Charlie Weis – all things The Cheatriot Way.

  5. mobb says: Aug 11, 2009 10:25 PM

    I am sick and tired of this mangini clown,why can’t he just pick a QB already

  6. IStateYourName says: Aug 11, 2009 10:26 PM

    Doesn’t PFT have a picture of Quinn sharing “hand signals” with some young man?

  7. flips_220 says: Aug 11, 2009 10:30 PM

    “Given Mangini’s ties to the Patriots, Quinn’s underhanded tactics just might have won him the job.”
    Hahaha. Nice. That’s why I like reading your articles, Florio.

  8. ppdoc13 says: Aug 11, 2009 10:45 PM

    Perfect fit for the clowns

  9. 64bigdawg says: Aug 11, 2009 10:53 PM

    Geez, what else is Florio going to find to nitpick the Browns about? Let’s just play fricking football and stop all the whining, pouting, and bull crap!

  10. The Coop says: Aug 11, 2009 10:55 PM

    Florio, you and your Steelers-apologist buddy John Clayton (aka the Cryptkeeper) are pathetic.

  11. J says: Aug 11, 2009 10:56 PM

    Brady Quinn makes me feel so proud. Att Bill Belichick.

  12. empty13 says: Aug 11, 2009 11:10 PM

    quinn quarterbacking looked like the mornhinweg approach to jo-ey.
    always chuck it at the 3 second mark and no passes over 10 yards long.
    no qb will grow like that.

  13. Clevelander says: Aug 11, 2009 11:19 PM

    You mean Quinn told the defense that Anderson was going to throw at his running back’s feet? I think we all knew that anyway.
    I’m shocked that there hasn’t been a post about John “Big Dawg” Thompson getting pulled over for DUI. It’s not like you miss a chance to bash anything Cleveland.

  14. SEAYDOG says: Aug 11, 2009 11:25 PM

    DOES IT REALLY MATTER? THE BROWNS ARE GONNA SUCK ANYWAY REGARDLESS. OF COURSE THERE IS CHEATING WITH ANY ONE FROM THE BELLICHEAT TREE. PARCELLS IS THE TEACHER FOR THAT FORREST AND ALTHOUGH HE HAS HIS FAULTS, HE IS NOT A CHEATER LIKE THE REST OF THE SMALLER TREES!!!!!!!!!!

  15. urbusted says: Aug 11, 2009 11:27 PM

    PLEASE! Anderson can torpedo himself. He will be gone before the first game. He doesn’t believe in himself. He’s a front runner. If things go wrong, he hangs his head.

  16. Dont Taze Me Bro says: Aug 11, 2009 11:33 PM

    Brown fans, don’t be mad at the guy who reported this, be mad at your supposed QB of the future. When things get tough, his instinct was to seek the easy way out by cheating.
    When the chips are down in a big game and the Browns need a drive, will Quinn be fighting hard for the win or will he be mentally preparing his post game scapegoating of a teammate? The easy way out.
    What am i saying? Browns don’t play big games. Nevermind.

  17. spbaker1980 says: Aug 11, 2009 11:51 PM

    GOOD LORD! It was a scrimmage. He shared the hand signals with….*gasp!*…..his own team. Hang him.

  18. Sow Crates says: Aug 11, 2009 11:54 PM

    Ever since Brady Quinn got that deal with subway in his rookie season before he even threw one pass in the NFL, I’ve felt that he won’t do shit as a starter. What did he say in that commercial? “I’m too busy to shove footlongs down my wind pipe on Sundays, it’s hard to hold a sandwich and a clip board at the same time”.

  19. Jim says: Aug 12, 2009 12:03 AM

    And his NAME is Brady too, so you know this definitely has something to do with the Patriots.

  20. FumbleNuts says: Aug 12, 2009 12:11 AM

    “Given Mangini’s ties to the Patriots, Quinn’s underhanded tactics just might have won him the job.”
    That line is a CLASSIC. TOO FUNNY!!
    Good one Mike.

  21. urbusted says: Aug 12, 2009 12:26 AM

    empty13 says: August 11, 2009 11:10 PM
    quinn quarterbacking looked like the mornhinweg approach to jo-ey.
    always chuck it at the 3 second mark and no passes over 10 yards long.
    HIS first pass was a 51 yard bomb for a TD. You’re a hater and weren’t watching.

  22. bbq says: Aug 12, 2009 12:39 AM

    Ooooo… that’s pretty messed up on Quinn’s part. Nice show of integrity and competitive spirit, Brady.

  23. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Aug 12, 2009 1:05 AM

    Quinn is not probably not a cheater OR gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  24. downsouth49er says: Aug 12, 2009 1:22 AM

    meanwhile in 49er land, mike singletary has the 49ers upbeat and ready for action…ha ha ha…lookout for the 9ers

  25. DarthPirate says: Aug 12, 2009 2:15 AM

    Quinn is a douchebag.

  26. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Aug 12, 2009 3:58 AM

    I agree with urbusted…..Anderson will torpedo himself. heck, he proved it EVERY GAME last season.

  27. dat crazy bok says: Aug 12, 2009 6:00 AM

    Don’t worry, Brady Quinn probably doesn’t even know the hand signals for his own offense.

  28. HRVA DBAG says: Aug 12, 2009 6:05 AM

    The little baby boy is all grown up now.
    The Browns are completely F#cked up from the top all the way down.

  29. getreal says: Aug 12, 2009 7:58 AM

    I wish the NFL would consolidate the Ohio teams into one cohesive group, save Palmer, and then ship the rest into the abyss of history on a sinking ship….I mean really, would anybody miss any of it? I am sure we could find two cities that would love a new expansion team….L.A. anybody?

  30. FireJerryJones says: Aug 12, 2009 8:14 AM

    This is the Cleveland Browns defense you’re talking about.
    Won 4 games all of last year?
    They need all the help they can get.

  31. footballnut says: Aug 12, 2009 8:41 AM

    Sounds like a nice functional family those Browns…
    Well, looks like the Bengals won’t be in last place in their division this year.

  32. PFTiswhatitis says: Aug 12, 2009 8:44 AM

    “Given Mangini’s ties to the Patriots, Quinn’s underhanded tactics just might have won him the job.”
    Sooooooo lame.

  33. Big ben Rapistburger says: Aug 12, 2009 9:26 AM

    SEAYDOG, let me get this straight, you are gonna give all of the credit for Belichick being a defensive genius to Parcells, but you arent going to acknowledge that Parcells probably did it too????????

  34. Rhode Kill says: Aug 12, 2009 9:35 AM

    “Given Mangini’s ties to the Patriots, Quinn’s underhanded tactics just might have won him the job.”
    Now THAT is funny. And I’m a Patriots fan. Very amusing, Florio. It’s these kind of one-liners that got me hooked to this site. Good stuff.

  35. Zinn says: Aug 12, 2009 10:20 AM

    Remember it was Mangini who was busted for cheating a few years ago against the the colts by abusing the substitution agreement. Tony Dungy called Mangini unethical and a cheater. The competition committee immediately met a few days later to make sure to put a stop to Mangini’s attempts to circumvent the rules.
    That being said that is only one of many times Mangini has been caught taking shortcuts and breaking rules as head coach. I am sure he loves it when his players cheat because in Mangini’s eyes its not how you conduct yourself its only the end result that matters. It does not matter how you treat people, how you treat players, staff, the media, employees all that matters is how it effects Mangini. This is why he is so hated by everyone he meets. The man is scum and it is not surprising his players emulate his actions by cheating as well.

  36. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 12, 2009 11:26 AM

    Kudos on the quip, MoFlo.

  37. SixBurghDude says: Aug 12, 2009 11:56 AM

    when you got more than ONE, you really ain’t got NONE!

  38. BradyQuinnsCodPiece says: Aug 12, 2009 3:46 PM

    # getreal says: August 12, 2009 7:58 AM
    I wish the NFL would consolidate the Ohio teams into one cohesive group, save Palmer, and then ship the rest into the abyss of history on a sinking ship….I mean really, would anybody miss any of it? I am sure we could find two cities that would love a new expansion team….L.A. anybody?
    ——————————————–
    Are you high? whenever there is a discussion on what team has the best fan base Cleveland and Oakland are always at the top. And ever since the Bengals made the playoffs that one year, everyone here in Cincy still think their team can win a Super Bowl every year. Delusional but they fully support their team every year.

  39. Jackal138 says: Aug 12, 2009 4:02 PM

    Hahahaha, good one Florio. For every two lame non-stories you do, you throw in the perfect barb to keep me coming back.

  40. C.Bass says: Aug 12, 2009 7:06 PM

    He needs to cheat to beat out DA? Can we say “bust”? Then again, he is a Savage draft pick….
    Maybe playing that cake schedule at ND was good prep for the NFL afterall. Yes I know he played USC, LSU, and OSU but ND lost all those games.
    Quinn never beat a good defense while at ND.

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