Brady Quinn: Does He Pose Any Threat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IOctober 10, 2012

You'll not see nothin' like the Mighty Quinn (photo courtesy
You'll not see nothin' like the Mighty Quinn (photo courtesy

"Come all without, come all within,

You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn."

Bob Dylan wrote The Mighty Quinn in 1967, the Manfred Mann made it popular a year later.

Can't get this silly song out of my head, ever since the possibility surfaced last Sunday that Brady "The Mighty" Quinn might get the start for the Kansas City Chiefs against the well-rested Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After getting a face full of Cam Newton, Eli Manning, Tony Romo and Robert Griffin III, the Bucs will probably get "The Mighty Quinn" on Sunday at Raymond James.

"Everybody's in despair, every girl and boy,

But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here everybody'll jump for joy."

Pretty catchy little tune, back in the day and I was caught this week whistling it while walking my dog.

Yes, Buccaneer fans are a bit in despair and maybe, just maybe "The Mighty Quinn" will have Bucs fans jumping for joy on Sunday.

Let's consider the possibilities.

The bad news is that Matt Cassel got knocked silly in the Ravens game last Sunday. He was concussed and will most likely sit this one out. The Chiefs have 19 turnovers in five games and 13 came thanks to Cassel's nine interceptions and four fumbles.


Hate to see a guy like that on the bench.

Enter The Mighty Quinn.

He's been a forgotten man in the NFL. He didn't take a single snap in Denver during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Buc quarterback Josh Freeman has won more games than Quinn has played in. Which just goes to show how little playing time Quinn has logged in six seasons.

The last time he was a starter was the 2009 season. He lost three straight with the Browns and found himself benched. Derek Anderson was so horrible that they brought The Mighty Quinn back in week 10 of that season. He lost a few more then rolled off wins over the Steelers, Chiefs and Raiders.

Quinn the Eskimo did have them jumping for joy, albeit briefly there in Cleveland.

Saddled behind the 15th Wonder of the Football World in Denver, and that would be Tim Tebow, Quinn became one with the bench.

Now he's reunited with Romeo Crennel and attempts to ride to Romeo's rescue on Sunday.

This is the same coach who watched Cassel throw up all over himself this season, but still kept The Mighty Quinn on the bench.

It's really tough to imagine how this will play out for the Bucs.

We do know that they'll want The Mighty Quinn to lean on Jamaal Charles and he's a good guy to lean on, after all, he's the NFL's leading rusher. But you have to think that trusty Bill Sheridan will put on his Sherlock Holmes hat and figure that out.

Can The Mighty Quinn hurt the Bucs with his arm?

Throughout his career, that hasn't happened enough to make anyone take notice.

So it is true, after Newton and Manning and Romo and RG III, the Bucs defense hasn't seen anything like the Mighty Quinn.

They've seen a lot better.

And that should really help on Sunday.


Aqib Talib has a simple game plan: