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It doesn't look good for Quinn in Cleveland

B. Quinn.jpgWith the Browns looking to acquire a quarterback via trade, it’s fair to wonder if they will be sending any away in the same manner.

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer hints around that Brady Quinn could be available, but NFP’s Mike Lombardi is a lot more direct.

“Based on what I heard, no one in the organization feels Quinn is the
answer
, long or short term,” Lombardi writes.

It’s not a shock.  Eric Mangini is still in town, and Quinn has not put together any quality film for Mike Holmgren to watch, no matter how patient he says we should be. 

Holmgren doesn’t seem to want a quarterback competition.  So if the team brings in a quarterback, it would hardly surprise to see Quinn competing elsewhere.

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42 Responses to “It doesn't look good for Quinn in Cleveland”
  1. CapsLockKey says: Mar 4, 2010 11:36 AM

    It doesn’t look good for Quinn anywhere. He flat out sucks.

  2. superbowl says: Mar 4, 2010 11:37 AM

    All is well with the world when sports journalists (normally the geeks in school) get to decide when a player is available and can ‘shop’ that player.
    maybe the Plains-Dealer can start a Classified Ad section of NFL players for trade.
    Lombardi should be ashamed…. ‘based on what I heard’… well I guess all those important conversations you were not part of don’t count. Back to the buffet line for you Mr. Lombardi.

  3. Big Stretch says: Mar 4, 2010 11:38 AM

    next year Quinn will be competing for the midwest regional bodybuilding championships.

  4. jwill007 says: Mar 4, 2010 11:41 AM

    HIm and Fitzpatrick look like High School QB’s……

  5. Veritas Amber says: Mar 4, 2010 11:42 AM

    Quinn and a 3rd Rd Pick for Jason Campbell, and a conditional pick (with escalators) in 2011 based on Quinn’s playing time/performance.

  6. RavensFreak00 says: Mar 4, 2010 11:42 AM

    No wonder he dropped so far on draft day.

  7. fatso says: Mar 4, 2010 11:44 AM

    Quinns is pretty bad, but look who he played for!!!!!!!

  8. DB26 says: Mar 4, 2010 11:46 AM

    Denver, KC, and Jacksonville are potential destinations for Quinn with a 4th round compensation being likely. McDaniels wanted him before and may still be interested. KC may look to dump Cassel so he doesn’t hurt their cap next season, Weis and Quinn reunion is possible.
    Jacksonville is a Wildcard spot for Quinn and I will add Carolina in there too. I think Jacksonville will dump Garrard and a reunion of Quinn and Davidson could be a possibility as well. A lot more possibilities than some may think, with the Rams being another possibility. He still has a high ceiling in the mind of more front office types than some may want to believe or notice, though the value based on play cannot be too high in my opinion.

  9. ZombieRevolution says: Mar 4, 2010 11:48 AM

    Brady Quinn has pretty poor numbers for an NFL 1st round pick- 12 games started, 1900 yards passing, 910 TD 9 INTs. But this last year Quinn had Mohamed Massaquoi, Mike Furrey, Josh Cribbs, Chansi Stuckey to throw to, and it’s hardly fair to gauge his preformance with those guys.
    It would be like rating Florio on his actual knowledge of the NFL game and it nuances, and leaving out how good he is at legal items, rules and salary issues.

  10. Catamount says: Mar 4, 2010 11:50 AM

    Successful Quarterbacks and Real Estate transactions share three characteristics:
    Location, location, location.
    Give the boy a solid line and running game, not to mention WRs who can catch, run routes, and drive sober, I think you will find that the mighty Quinn is not that bad.

  11. favres_right_tendon says: Mar 4, 2010 11:50 AM

    Just another QB continuing the line of horrible, overrated Notre Dame QB’s. Clausen is the next one in line.

  12. Tony in Jax says: Mar 4, 2010 11:51 AM

    Quinn and a 3rd and a 5th pick for Garrard and a 2nd next year.
    They both have outrageously high contracts, so the money is negligible.
    The Jags would have taken him in the draft if Cleveland hadn’t moved up and grabbed him right before us.
    This is assuming that he doesn’t have any major character flaws, that GM Gene would shy away from.

  13. wiredup says: Mar 4, 2010 11:55 AM

    its good to see that every decade has its Ryan Leafs…

  14. BostonDParty says: Mar 4, 2010 11:56 AM

    future Hartford Knights backup.

  15. texasthunder says: Mar 4, 2010 11:58 AM

    Look for a trade with the Redskins.
    Jason Campbell for Quinn and maybe a 3rd round pick.
    Former coach Zorn (buddy of Holgrem) did improve Jason.
    Kyle Shanahan can make Quinn into a decent qb,
    atleast while they are grooming Bradford/Clausen.

  16. NinerNation says: Mar 4, 2010 11:59 AM

    Seneca Wallace will be the Browns starting QB. Holmgren took Hasselbeck with him when he went to the Seahawks, and now he’ll take SW with him.

  17. rk_21 says: Mar 4, 2010 12:04 PM

    ZombieRevolution says:
    March 4, 2010 11:48 AM
    Brady Quinn has pretty poor numbers for an NFL 1st round pick- 12 games started, 1900 yards passing, 910 TD 9 INTs.
    _________________________________
    You don’t think throwing 910 TD’s in 12 games is impressive? That’s H-O-F worthy…LMAO

  18. knightsroundtable says: Mar 4, 2010 12:06 PM

    I don’t think Quinn is that bad of a QB. Give him a real chance to get his feet under him. what I have seen of him wasn’t that bad. What I saw was weak line play. Very poor team!

  19. mwcarolina says: Mar 4, 2010 12:13 PM

    Two ideas on deals they could make, one trade their 3rd or 2nd round pick for Campbell, then trade with Denver for a pick and give them Quinn, then they have Campbell and his backup is Anderson, the Redskins get a 3rd or 2nd round pick (which they need) and Denver gets Quinn who i think would do well in Denver’s system, another deal is Quinn for Campbell, just that simple, but i don’t see that happening.

  20. Ryan says: Mar 4, 2010 12:18 PM

    No way the redskins would trade Campbell for Quinn and a 3rd round pick. Quinn does not have that kind of value.

  21. nozzleman454 says: Mar 4, 2010 12:19 PM

    It a shame for Quinn. He’s gonna be another Tim Couch, a good QB ruined by a horrible organization.

  22. jimmySee says: Mar 4, 2010 12:20 PM

    Get the guy a decent offensive line and some receivers.
    He’s being written off way too soon.

  23. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 4, 2010 12:22 PM

    there is no truth to anything written in this article and mike lombardi is fat, theres too much burgers, pasta, pizza and fries stuck in between his mouth and ears for him to have ‘heard’ anything

  24. ajd78 says: Mar 4, 2010 12:27 PM

    So has everyone forgotten that this idiot Lombardi was also the one who gave Mangini a 0 percent chance of returning this year? I’m starting to think this idiot is just trying to hold on to a career that he obviously doesn’t deserve!

  25. wlubake says: Mar 4, 2010 12:31 PM

    favre’s right tendon – Does that line start with Joe Montana?
    What school has consistently produced star quarterbacks? USC comes the closest, and I don’t see Leinart or Cassell as stars. Palmer and Sanchez, maybe.
    Next might be Purdue with Brees and Orton.
    Today’s best QBs went to:
    Tennessee, Purdue, Michigan, NC State, Ole Miss, Eastern Illinois, Syracuse, Virginia, USC, Delaware, Boston College…
    Look at those consistent pipelines of college QB development. Just another ND hater looking to make a case against the school that isn’t there.
    When Terry Bradshaw had this many starts, he had thrown 6 TDs and 24 INT.

  26. Dixon29 says: Mar 4, 2010 12:32 PM

    The man never got a real chance in Cleveland. Phil Savage gave up a first rounder (#22) in the 2008 draft to get Quinn at #22 in the 2007 draft. The Cowboys took Felix Jones with that pick, and let me say that I would love to have Felix Jones in the Browns backfield right about now.
    If Quinn stays I will support him, but I don’t think he is going to make it onto the Browns roster next year.

  27. ajd78 says: Mar 4, 2010 12:33 PM

    So has everyone forgotten that this idiot Lombardi was also the one who gave Mangini a 0 percent chance of returning this year? I’m starting to think this idiot is just trying to hold on to a career that he obviously doesn’t deserve!

  28. VonClausewitz says: Mar 4, 2010 12:38 PM

    He hasn’t played enough games under a sufficiently consistent offensive scheme to say what his potential is. But hey, that’s what happens in the NFL.

  29. Popeye says: Mar 4, 2010 12:39 PM

    quinn to buffalo, lock it in

  30. ochostinko says: Mar 4, 2010 12:42 PM

    Catamount says:
    March 4, 2010 11:50 AM
    Successful Quarterbacks and Real Estate transactions share three characteristics:
    Location, location, location.
    Give the boy a solid line and running game, not to mention WRs who can catch, run routes, and drive sober, I think you will find that the mighty Quinn is not that bad.
    ————-
    …This may be true as long as the receivers don’t run any routes deeper than 5 yards down the field. I’m not sure this guy can consistently complete any medium-to-long range passes because he never looks down the field.

  31. Jungle Juice says: Mar 4, 2010 12:45 PM

    You can’t really evaluate a QB when they are on a shitty team and keep getting pulled every 2-3 games, injured, coaching changes etc.
    I’d love to have him with the Bengals as a project but I think he is more of a West-Coast Offense(I hate using that term because it was an offense created by Paul Brown) style QB.

  32. trickbunny says: Mar 4, 2010 12:50 PM

    I love all these numbnuts who always write these idiotic trade scenarios that favor the hell out of whichever team *they’re* a fan of… Like you have Redskins fans writing things like “Brady Quinn and a 3rd rounder for Jason Campbell.”
    Yeah, right. Good luck with that. Since Jason Campbell sucks as bad as Quinn- and has had even longer to establish the fact that he sucks- how about Campbell for Quinn straight up? Shit, I wouldn’t trade a 3rd round pick *alone* for Campbell, let alone throw in Quinn.
    The last thing the Browns need is to trade one garbage QB for another and accomplish nothing in the process.
    Please God, no- not Jason Campbell. After people like Dilfer, Pederson, Detmer, etc. Cleveland is REALLY tired of other teams’ used up garbage…. No thanks.

  33. BENITO says: Mar 4, 2010 12:58 PM

    how can you judge a guy who played with no o-line and no reciever corps? i dont think he will be great but on a decent team he could be a good qb.
    kind of like the people who post negative comments about quinn on here that know zero about football; at a good mcdonalds they could be a crew leader but at a bad mcd’s they are cleaning the toilets!

  34. Stetson wears panties says: Mar 4, 2010 1:05 PM

    wlubake,
    You make a great point about Bradshaw, but I don’t see a group like Mean Joe, the two Jack’s, L.C, White, Holmes, Blount and Shell coming along to make Quinn a winner.
    Those guys covered up a shitty QB.

  35. Peoples Champ says: Mar 4, 2010 1:15 PM

    True, Quinn plays for the worthless Browns but how long can people continue to use that as an excuse? He’s had his chances and then flat out underachieved. He’s straight garbage.

  36. VikesandColts Fan says: Mar 4, 2010 1:15 PM

    Wow what a shock. I’ve said Quinn sucked since he was in college but since he played for ND he got all that hype

  37. whizardofoz says: Mar 4, 2010 1:20 PM

    Boldin for Brady Quinn??

  38. whizardofoz says: Mar 4, 2010 1:21 PM

    Quinn for Boldin??

  39. whizardofoz says: Mar 4, 2010 1:27 PM

    I think if you sent Quinn to the Cardinals for Boldin and maybe a draft pick Quinn could be a good QB. The have an up and coming running game…a pretty decent O l ine and a great set of receivers.
    Leinart is not the answer in AZ I dont believe

  40. buckeyes3413 says: Mar 4, 2010 1:29 PM

    As a season ticket holder for the Browns, I will often show up in time to watch the team go through their warmups. Even during drills where there is no defense, Quinn (and Anderson/Couch for that matter) fail to hit their receivers in stride. The ball is too high, too far in front, behind them, on their hip, etc. Without pressure a professional QB should be able to hit their receiver on the numbers 90% of the time.
    Under pressure I can understand the missed throws…but come on!
    I did not think Quinn was good in college, much like my feelings now about Clausen, and he has not shown anything since that would cause me to change his mind.
    There are Catholic high schools in Cleveland with QBs that could challenge him for his job.

  41. d3murf says: Mar 4, 2010 1:31 PM

    You heard it here FIRST!!! Holmgren is looking for a qb he can develop in the West Coast style of offense. Needs to be very mobile, accurate, and can throw the occasional deep ball. How about Cleveland’s own “TROY SMITH”!! He’d be perfect. Everytime he has gotten a shot in Baltimore he has done really well. Bring in Chad Pennington and Troy Smith and things will look up in Ohio!! All you insider dudes, don’t take credit for my insight!! http://www.myspace.com/d3murf

  42. Peoples Champ says: Mar 4, 2010 3:23 PM

    @d3murf
    Interesting. I completely agree with you on the troy smith part. Maybe he can help turn around that crappy franchise in cleveland.

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