Here is my scenario & my "proof". First: consider we were supposedly looking at Matt Scott from Arizona in the 3rd or 4th &/or BJ Daniels from South Florida in the 7th etc. Second: I consider Brady Quinn to be our 7th round backup quarterback "draftpick". Third: He's got a lot more experience than any 7th round rookie, at roughly the same price.
So watch the tape, go all the way back and look at the predraft numbers (before Cleveland & KC), and simply be glad we got him the "7th" round mix this year.
Here's what I see...
A) He's a young guy, who is a football gymrat, who comes in with Russell first thing in the morning and studies film/breaks down defenses all day everyday. Which is what Russell needs. (Not a "veteran presence
" i.e. former starter, hanging around in the locker room.)
B) He's already signed by JS/PC to do exactly that
. Which is what we need. (Not a bunch of backup QB BS; which is what y'all are starting.)
C) He's already trained in the West Coast Offense at a bigtime college program under an innovative NFL offensive coordinator(Weis).
D) He's accurate and can hit the passes we need from him: in the flat/slot to Harvin, over the top/seam to Miller & Willson, deep out to Sidney, bombs and slants to Golden and Baldwin.
E) He has never been on a good team, that plays WCO, with weapons this various/deadly, or a defense to back him up, to reflect accurately what he actually can do in the NFL. Instead, he was subjected to the misfortune of being drafted by Cleveland. And then thrown to the dogs behind a truly 'offensive' line in KC. On a team fit to get the #1 pick.
Let's face it, everybody sucks in Cleveland, and KC's great plan is Alex Smith, so I'll just show some of Brady Quinn's highlights from college at Notre Dame to show his potential (as a "7th round pick, already signed for the veteran minimum"), and leave it at that.
Also, I fully realize that this is not the popular opinion at this particular moment in time, but to all you living in the "Tjack was tuff and looked really cool" past. Get real. Remember Tjack holding the ball and getting 'coverage' sacked from being confused on the presnap read. Remember the Tjack interceptions. Remember Tjack losin to the Niners...
So stop hatin' on Quinn. Instead, believe in the front office and embrace him. He's our new backup quarterback AND he will win us games if Russell goes down.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJgmeEH1lrE