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Destroying The Village In Order To Save It: Quinn Needs To Play

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 20:  Quarterback Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns is sacked by defensive end Elvis Dumervil #92 of the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 20, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Browns 27-6.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Christopher MaherCorrespondent ISeptember 20, 2009

I'm too young to have served in Vietnam.

Too many lives were wasted there for no reason.

Gen, William Westmoreland (known by the left as "Waste More Land") once defended eviscerating a hamlet in Vietnam by saying "We had to destroy the village in order to save it."

Gen. Eric Mangini might be dropping the Napalm on many Browns fans in the 2009 season for the same reason.

You wanted Brady Quinn, you have him. Now, enjoy.

Quinn looked inept against the Minnesota Vikings' defense, but the Vikings can make many QBs look bad. The next test was Denver, and Golden Domer/Golden Boy produced two field goals against a mediocre defense.

After Quinn was unimpressive against the Broncos in the first half, I drove four miles to a local waterhole that has the NFL Sunday Ticket. I wanted to see if the hoi polloi was seeing the same things, and for the most part, they saw them.

In the second half, Quinn looked worse. I heard things like "He's got all (Lord condemned) day! What the (fornication) is he doing?"

Quinn had plenty of time against the Broncos, in fact, more time than most. But, any legitimate NFL quarterback would have been able to take the time that I took to say "one thousand five" and unleashed a bomb downfield, not taken a sack or completed a pass for negative two yards when the Browns needed ten.

Destroying the village in order to save it might not be a bad idea, after all.

Browns fans, once some of the NFL's most knowledgeable, may have the numerous imbeciles culled from their ranks.

Adding insult to incompetence, the Broncos did not go into a prevent defense to let Quinn pad his statistics.

Next stop for Brady Quinn is at Baltimore. Good luck with that.

RIP, Gen. Westmoreland.

In your honor, I suggest the Browns play Brady Quinn until the bye week, go 1-7 or 0-8 and determine he is NOT the answer at quarterback.

The village needs to be saved.

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