Jason Quick of The Oregonian announced Tuesday that he would no longer cover the Portland Trail Blazers and would instead cover the University of Oregonian's football team. Quick had covered the Blazers as a beat writer and columnist for 13 years. In a candid interview with Blazersedge conducted Tuesday afternoon, Quick discussed his decision and reflected upon his time covering the team. Blazersedge: Congratulations, but I almost feel sad, like I should be trying to talk you out of this. Jason Quick: "Yeah, me too. It's not how I wanted it to go down. "Just to give you some background, I went in sometime in the summer, after I got back from Omaha (covering the College World Series).