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Brady Quinn finally gets his chance

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It could be said that quarterback Brady Quinn never has gotten a fair chance to become an NFL starter.  It also could be said that Quinn’s rookie-year holdout, aimed at getting him paid a lot more when he became a full-time starter, kept him behind Derek Anderson and thus unable to become the starter in Cleveland when Charlie Frye was traded after one game.

Five years later, Quinn is getting the chance he didn’t get last season when the Broncos gave up on Kyle Orton and set their collective clocks to Tebow Time.

“We’re 1-5,” Quinn tells Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports.  “Look, Denver was [1-4] last year when we made that decision – and that’s what it was, a decision – to turn things around.”

As he tries to do in Kansas City what was done in Denver last year, Quinn has quickly won the respect of teammates, including tackle Eric Winston.

“His nickname’s ‘Hercules.’  He’s always working out,” Winston told Silver.  “He’s got, what, two percent body fat?  Believe me, I’m jealous.  He’s not narcissistic about it, but he’s definitely cognizant of it.  You see him in the weight room doing extra abs work and planks.”

As the father-in-law of the team’s G.M. would say, this is why Quinn lifts all them weights.  Quinn is getting an opportunity to become what he was supposed to be five years ago.  If it never works out for Quinn, at least it won’t be because he never got a chance.

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29 Responses to “Brady Quinn finally gets his chance”
  1. mikealstott says: Oct 26, 2012 1:40 PM

    News Flash : Brady Quinn still sucks!

    That is all….

  2. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Oct 26, 2012 1:48 PM

    All that working out won’t help Sunday when he’ll be flat on his back looking up at the sky all day long.

  3. merrimanku says: Oct 26, 2012 1:49 PM

    As a Brady Quinn fan I’m glad to see him get another chance. As a Chiefs fan, I’m very skeptical.

  4. ralphiepower says: Oct 26, 2012 1:55 PM

    Pocket Hercules?

  5. souldogdave says: Oct 26, 2012 1:56 PM

    He is Sunday’s sacrificial lamb.

  6. ghjjf says: Oct 26, 2012 1:58 PM

    Since when do quarterbacks throw with their abs?

  7. hehateme2 says: Oct 26, 2012 1:59 PM

    Be careful what you wish for… the best in not always yet to come.

  8. redzona says: Oct 26, 2012 2:00 PM

    Hercules Hercules!!

  9. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Oct 26, 2012 2:03 PM

    Well he made it 4+ years and got his pension at least…..

  10. thelastpieceofcheese says: Oct 26, 2012 2:04 PM

    Can anybody believe that Dolfans were clamoring for him to be drafted by Miami as the 9th pick overall?

  11. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 26, 2012 2:08 PM

    Great guy. Great college QB…

    Terrible NFL QB.

  12. ripseau says: Oct 26, 2012 2:08 PM

    Good move working out Brady. We all know what physical specimens Payton manning and tom Brady are.

  13. treesloth16 says: Oct 26, 2012 2:10 PM

    He should be studying film, and learning the plays, not focusing on how much he can curl.

  14. brownsclown says: Oct 26, 2012 2:11 PM

    Helloween is coming early for Chief’s fans!

  15. melsh13 says: Oct 26, 2012 2:13 PM

    Make all the fun of him you want, dude’s got to be better than Tyler Palko.

  16. andyb053 says: Oct 26, 2012 2:16 PM

    He needs to spend less time in the weight room and more time in the tape room.

  17. araidersfan says: Oct 26, 2012 2:21 PM

    Workout warrior does NOT necessarily (of even often) equate to quality NFL QB. It starts with what’s between the ears and Quinn is clueless.

    …and while we’re on that topic, there have been several HOF QBs who didn’t fit the ‘athletic perfection’ prototype. Again it’s mainly what’s between the ears.

  18. tharoostah says: Oct 26, 2012 2:32 PM

    He had the chance last week and wasn’t good. Notice how his team mates compliment on his abs not his abilities.

  19. tdk24 says: Oct 26, 2012 2:33 PM

    Muscles just get in the way when you’re trying to sling it down the field.

  20. coltzfan166 says: Oct 26, 2012 3:17 PM

    Matt Moore 2.0

  21. rayguyreturns says: Oct 26, 2012 3:32 PM

    “melsh13 says
    Make all the fun of him you want, dude’s got to be better than Tyler Palko.”
    ____________________________________
    Yeah, but he’s not better than Shane Falco.

  22. mtx1992 says: Oct 26, 2012 4:48 PM

    Muscles aren’t everything. I mean, take a look at Brady’s shirtless picture at the combine.

  23. mtx1992 says: Oct 26, 2012 4:49 PM

    Tom Brady, i meant.

  24. 1nationraidernation says: Oct 26, 2012 5:18 PM

    in the good ol days the raiders and chiefs game meant the afc west title, and it also meant two teams that disliked one another, and beating each other up….nowadays….well….

  25. letafan4ever says: Oct 26, 2012 9:16 PM

    Wishing Brady well. He deserves a chance and does view film, even when he wasn’t getting in. He has been a supportive team mate and great Role model.
    Can’t figure out why everyone has to put someone down.
    Thanks for the more positive writeup.

    He held out for a very short time during his first year and don’t think it was his idea. It probably does regret it but he has more than made up for it.

  26. CKL says: Oct 27, 2012 7:01 AM

    mtx1992 says:
    Oct 26, 2012 4:48 PM
    Muscles aren’t everything. I mean, take a look at Brady’s shirtless picture at the combine.
    _________________________________
    As a Pats fan I can assure you that he still looks just as pathetic now with his shirt off. Look at Joe Montana. He had bird legs and LOATHED lifting weights. QBs do not benefit from being musclebound as far as their arms/chest.

  27. bett10 says: Oct 27, 2012 11:33 AM

    Eric Winston also added that Brady Quinn’s workout was “sick and disgusting.

  28. serenaundercover says: Oct 27, 2012 12:43 PM

    Looking into the crystal ball to 2013.

    Matt Barkley starting for the Chiefs. Romeo Crennel becoming defensive coordinator for an NFL franchise someplace.

    Scott Pioli sending resumes out on various job search websites and wondering why he keeps getting form letter responses and no interviews until he finally gets a job managing a convenience store on third shift/weekends in Nome Alaska in December.

  29. ppdoc13 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:09 PM

    All the lifting hasn’t helped his pop gun for an arm. His 20 yard out is measured in minutes not seconds

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