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Quinn will cite no connection between sale of home and possible trade

Browns quarterback Brady Quinn will meet with the media on Wednesday.  He’ll surely be asked about the fact that his house is for sale.

A league source tells us that Quinn will say that his plan to sell the home is unrelated to any desire to be traded.

That said, we’re told that, in a “perfect world,” Quinn would prefer a fresh start elsewhere. 

The problem is that he lives not in a perfect world, but in Cleveland.

And Browns coach Eric Mangini says that Quinn will not be traded from Cleveland. 

More accurately, Mangini says that the team is “not looking to move” Quinn.  Which could mean that, if the right offer comes along from a team that is looking to land him, the Browns might listen.

Besides, when it comes to possible trades, teams lie all the time.  Last year, for example, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones repeatedly said that there would be no trade for a veteran receiver. 

And then the Cowboys traded for a veteran receiver.

Quinn’s desire to get out makes sense, for various reasons.  First, he’s never gotten a fair shot in Cleveland.  (That said, he bears part of the blame for holding out in 2007, at a time when he might have been in position to take over after Charlie Frye was traded following the regular-season opener.)  Second, of the $10.9 million in total escalators tied to taking 70 percent of the snaps in 2009, he can still trigger a $5.9 million escalator for 2011 by taking 70 percent of the snaps in 2010.

In Cleveland, that possibility is looking less and less likely with each snap that Derek Anderson takes. 

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37 Responses to “Quinn will cite no connection between sale of home and possible trade”
  1. magsdad1 says: Oct 14, 2009 11:34 AM

    Oakland should trade for Quinn. Its no more crazy than anything else they have done.

  2. Krow says: Oct 14, 2009 11:36 AM

    Probably moving to Key West or San Francisco. Just sayin’

  3. RK says: Oct 14, 2009 11:37 AM

    How can you say he didn’t get a fair shot? Last I checked he was the opening day starter, the second week starter, and the third week starter.
    So you mean other than that he never got a fair shot?

  4. Felcus says: Oct 14, 2009 11:39 AM

    Nobody believes Mangini. He’s already buried himself in Cleveland, and he hasn’t even finished one season.
    They need to talk with the Vikings about trading Quinn for Jackson and a low draft pick, especially since the Vikings just released Booty.

  5. frox says: Oct 14, 2009 11:40 AM

    You forgot third. The Browns are heinous.

  6. gopher says: Oct 14, 2009 11:41 AM

    Quinn wants to be traded to a team where he can start and even though there are a lot of teams with weak qb’s , he had not done anything to become a starter at this time. I would recommend that he push to get traded to the Vikings (who just let Booty go) and sit behind Favre this year and with Jackson on his last year and he will not return it would provide him the best chance to become a starter next year on a good team.

  7. WATSON1101 says: Oct 14, 2009 11:42 AM

    Come on does he think we are all of a bunch of IDIOT’s….As the ump say’s “YOUR OUT”. LOL

  8. extreme469 says: Oct 14, 2009 11:42 AM

    Does Randy Lerner, mangina, or Koko realize or even care that the Browns are being viewed as a joke?

  9. Brocktoberfest says: Oct 14, 2009 11:47 AM

    Why should he get a chance when D.A. is “sparking” the team and setting the NFL on fire with 2 completions for 23 yards? Mantard strikes again.

  10. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 14, 2009 11:49 AM

    he’s probably selling his house because he realizes he’s not going to hit that playing-time trigger…. so he won’t be able to continue to afford that house!
    if he’s smart he’d move to an apartment. ;)

  11. crodseth says: Oct 14, 2009 11:51 AM

    Maybe the Eagles should make a play for him, I think they’re down to what….14 backup QB’s now?

  12. WATSON1101 says: Oct 14, 2009 11:56 AM

    Come on does he think we are all of a bunch of IDIOT’s….As the ump say’s “YOUR OUT”. LOL

  13. urbusted says: Oct 14, 2009 12:02 PM

    Mike Florio, the hold out was really designed by the Browns if you remember and I have to ask if that’s a hair piece you’re wearing because if it is, you can’t tell!…….I mean that. You look marvelous!

  14. Legend of Josh says: Oct 14, 2009 12:03 PM

    I doubt Brady Quinn will blossom into a true star in this league. Perhaps a reliable starter at best, something like a valuable back-up being worst-case-scenario.
    No matter his ultimate outcome, he needs out of Cleveland. The Browns risked way too much when they traded up in the draft to get him, and now they’re obviously paying the price.
    I wanted to see Quinn be successful in this league, and maybe there’s still hope, but it’s not looking too well for him at this point.

  15. Vick's failed drug test says: Oct 14, 2009 12:11 PM

    But Derrick Anderson can make all the throws….
    Both of them……….
    When a qb goes 2/17 or whatever it was and he’s not replaced at some point, then he isn’t going to be replaced.
    Trade Quinn, for whatever you can get and both can move on…

  16. VonClausewitz says: Oct 14, 2009 12:18 PM

    He’s going to be moved because the Browns need pieces for now and the future, because he hasn’t demonstrated anything more than checkdown skills, ,because he wants out due to his badly constructed contract, and because the more they play him the more likely his trade value decreases. The problem of course with Anderson getting the nod is that while he can make throws he hasn’t shown up against good teams. Somewhere along the line, barring a change in that, both of these guys won’t be in Cleveland.
    If he’s lucky Quinn will go somewhere that has a consistent offensive philosophy that he’ll get a chance to learn before taking the field. I can’t think of any teams that fit the bill but who knows..

  17. east96street says: Oct 14, 2009 12:30 PM

    Oakland has the most pressing need, but it would be cruel and unusual punishment to go from the Browns to the Raiders.

  18. danj0306 says: Oct 14, 2009 12:33 PM

    They need to make some sort of move. No Quinn did not get a fair shot. Yes he started 3 games, but he wasnt even named the starter until 7 days before the game. Even though he had half the snaps in preseason and at camp, there was no time for the offense to get connected. QB competition is a cancer. Name a starter and roll with it. This isnt even an endorsement of Quinn.. I wouldn’t have cared if they named DA the starter before camp. The fact is you came to this team and you knew the talent levels. You knew what each QB was capapble of and what needed to be done and you didnt do it. More of the same… Didn’t Mangini learn watching Crennel do the same thing last season. Browns are cursed… I can’t even discuss this anymore.. it pains me!!!

  19. saveahoe11 says: Oct 14, 2009 12:35 PM

    Quinn bought a condo at crocker park in westlake about two months ago. Its on the cuyahoga county auditors site. Thats the reason his house is up for sale

  20. slipkid says: Oct 14, 2009 12:37 PM

    vikings? he wont be able to beat out sage.
    raiders, rams, redskins.

  21. Bubba78 says: Oct 14, 2009 12:38 PM

    Any thinkinng that because the Browns are so awful that the owners told Mangini to sit Quinn to save a quick $8 mil….

  22. encinitasraider says: Oct 14, 2009 12:39 PM

    Quinn Stinks so why would Oakland trade for him? we already have a bad QB…..
    east96street….Browns are a bigger joke than Oakland…your team as not won crap in the last 25 years or longer…

  23. amar says: Oct 14, 2009 12:46 PM

    I think Dallas should get him for backup QB.

  24. FumbleNuts says: Oct 14, 2009 12:47 PM

    He needs to get out of Cleveland in the worst way. Hasellbeck in Seattle won’t last forever and Wallace IS NOT the answer or the future.
    He could sit behind Hass for awhile and learn.

  25. drawdedwyer says: Oct 14, 2009 12:49 PM

    Bet he lost a ton of value on that house….

  26. BENITO says: Oct 14, 2009 1:04 PM

    the browns are a bigger joke than oakland??? yea right jagoff. at least the browns are an expansion team that has failed to build a team where as the raiders tore down their own franchise! the raiders and their geriatric homo owner are the laughing stock of the world!

  27. Twiz says: Oct 14, 2009 1:05 PM

    Look for Quinn to pop up within the next couple days as a Raider or a Ram.

  28. Howie Feltersnatch says: Oct 14, 2009 1:08 PM

    Seeing that there are escalators in his contract, the team trading for him would need to get rid of a ton of cap room…which teams play with numbers the most? Redskins, Raiders & Niners. Oh wait, the Cleveland Mafia no longer own the Niners, so maybe they don’t run numbers anymore.

  29. daffy87 says: Oct 14, 2009 1:16 PM

    Too many of my fellow Browns fans had unrealistic expectations for this season. They all wanted Quinn to be the starter, and he was, but they also wanted to see the team win alot of games…which after Quinn’s first three starts became obvious wasn’t going to happen. And instead of the fanbase and media being understand and patient and saying “ah, let Quinn take his lumps and learn” They attacked Mangini demanding he be fired for the team losing. So Mangini switched QB’s in an effort to become more competetive and it’s worked. Now Fans are wanting Mangini fired for Quinn not getting a fair shot lol. Brady Quinn honestly needs to start every game of a full season before we know if he going to be good or not. And since the Cleveland area isn’t ready to have a “break in” year for the guy he is never going to get it here. It’s a shame too, so many Browns fans were pumped about Quinn….but they aren’t patient enough to see if he’s good or not.

  30. urbusted says: Oct 14, 2009 1:55 PM

    saveahoe11 says:
    October 14, 2009 12:35 PM
    Quinn bought a condo at crocker park in westlake about two months ago. Its on the cuyahoga county auditors site. Thats the reason his house is up for sale
    I’m so disapointed that you didn’t pull a Florio and attach the exact address with a mapquest.

  31. CleveDawg says: Oct 14, 2009 2:02 PM

    Stop already with the 2 for 23 comments on Anderson. There were NINE dropped passes in that game, including one that was a sure touchdown. None of the receivers did anything in that game for Anderson. Anderson will make stupid mistakes – no one questions that; but he sure looks better than Quinn did in the 3 games he started. How disappointing was that? With Anderson throwing the long ball, Harrison and Lewis have each rushed for over 100 yards. In 2007, the Browns threw to set up the run – this year they’ll do the same, as long as someone can consistently catch the ball.

  32. east96street says: Oct 14, 2009 2:09 PM

    encinitasraider says: ” …your team as not won crap in the last 25 years or longer…”
    east96street is in Manhattan. I’m a Giants fan. You know, the team that just made Oakland look like a JV High School team. BTW – You may want to check out who won Super Bowl XLII. When was the last time Oakland won the Super Bowl, again? 1980 something, right? Or were they the LA Raiders then? It was so long ago, I can’t really remember.

  33. trickbunny says: Oct 14, 2009 3:03 PM

    CleveDawg wrote:
    “Stop already with the 2 for 23 comments on Anderson. There were NINE dropped passes in that game, including one that was a sure touchdown. None of the receivers did anything in that game for Anderson. Anderson will make stupid mistakes – no one questions that; but he sure looks better than Quinn did in the 3 games he started. How disappointing was that? With Anderson throwing the long ball, Harrison and Lewis have each rushed for over 100 yards. In 2007, the Browns threw to set up the run – this year they’ll do the same, as long as someone can consistently catch the ball.”
    CleveDawg, I hate to say it, but your words will fall on deaf ears- I should I say blind eyes? Your post is 100% correct and on the money, but these sites are filled with know-nothing kids who have no clue how to be objective and 98% probably didn’t even see the game or any highlights (lowlights, whatever) from it. they just read the stat line (2/17, 23yrds) and their tiny minds are made up: “OMG Anderson suuukkks!”. I’ve even heard some of the nimrods on other boards claim that those drops weren’t even drops. They will sit there with a straight face and write that DA hit the receivers in the back or the feet, not in the hands or in the numbers. Others will offer excuses that DA throws too hard. Yeah, and that would be relevent if his receivers were 100 lb. middle schoolers instead of NFL athletes who are supposed to be the pinnacle of achievement in football.
    Any of these flunkies who actually WATCH those passes will see receivers just plain fumbling the ball through their hands, letting it bounce of their stomachs, or looking upfield before the ball gets to them. It’s nothing but a lack of concentration.
    Anderson should easily have been 11/17 if not for dickweeds such as the likes of Robert “the new Braylon” Royal.
    People love Quinn and it clearly clouds their judgment. Bottom line: With Quinn, nothing but embarrassment and the worst 2.5 football games the Browns have ever played. With Anderson, one extremely competetive game lost at the last second against a good team, and one victory.
    I’ll take the latter.

  34. cybertom says: Oct 14, 2009 4:52 PM

    DA CANNOT MAKE ALL THE THROWS
    Anderson SUCKS at throwing the fade. He has no touch on the fade. He typically throws a rocket ball right into the defenders back. DA has never figured out how to loft it in over the defender.
    Anderson SUCKS at throwing short passes. He throws a ROCKET BALL the receiver can’t handle or he throws it INTO THE GROUND.
    Things DA is good at:
    1. Throwing interceptions.
    2. Holding his hands on his head like a IDIOT when things start going wrong.
    What an embarrassment!

  35. BigDawgy54 says: Oct 14, 2009 6:58 PM

    Browns fans use to be smarter than some of the stuff I am reading here. Hell, we even have some guys that are so insecure with their male confidence that they have to criticize Quinn.
    Quinn did not get a fair shake. He didn’t even get but 50% of the pre-season reps in camp. And, anybody that knows their football, you can’t judge an inexperienced QB in just 2.5 games last years and 2.5 this year. Quinn was checking down because he didn’t have all the receivers on the field that Anderson now has. Plus, the ones that were on the field, just didn’t help the quarterback.
    I’d rather give Quinn a chance to develope than go with scatter arm Intercepterson. TWO COMPLETIONS! TWO!? DID YOU SAY TWO!?
    I’ve just about had it with Cleveland. I just might be exiting the fan base very soon. I’m contemplating it.
    The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. We already know in advance of every season what the Browns are going to do….LOSE!!!

  36. HBOilers24 says: Oct 14, 2009 8:45 PM

    NO team is worse then the raiders. period. end of story.

  37. Dawgpound2009 says: Oct 14, 2009 11:22 PM

    Eric Penguini say the Browns are “not looking to move” Quinn. Like Hell ! He will be packing his bags for St. Louis, Carolina or Seattle I bet because Penguini is bad as at lying as he is at coaching football. Maybe they can get a bag of halloween candy for Quinn ? That is more than they got for Braylon Edwards and Penguini’s head is hollow. The perfect place to store the bag. Maybe he could lift his ballcap and offer the refs tootsie rolls and waddles up and down the sidelines like an idiot?

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