How Will Brady Quinn Answer These Questions?

Marty GitlinContributor IMay 19, 2009

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 23: Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns looks to throw the ball while defended by Mario Williams #90 of the Houston Texans during the NFL game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 23, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR A FEATURE STORY ON BROWNS QUARTERBACK BRADY QUINN:

1. Talk about your earliest recollections of playing football. What were the immediate feelings you had about the experience?

2. What kind of influence did your two uncles who played college football have on you as you were growing up?

3. Talk about the relationship you had with your parents in regard to football. Would you classify it as positive encouragement, or did you feel some pressure to perform?

4. At what point, such as a particular game before your time at Notre Dame, did you begin to realize that you could play quarterback professionally someday?

5. What were the reasons beyond football that you chose Notre Dame over the other Division-I schools that recruited you?

6. The Notre Dame football program had been struggling for several years before you arrived. What were your thoughts about that and how did that factor enter either positively or negatively into your decision to play there?

7. Draft experts had predicted you would be selected early in the first round, but you fell to the 22nd pick. Talk about your feelings and what was going through your mind as you waited and watched your stock drop. Was there and is there still a sense of showing everyone who passed on you that they made a mistake?

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8. Talk about the greatest adjustments both physically and mentally in your transformation from college to NFL quarterback.

9. How do you respond to those who claim you don't have the arm strength to thrive in this league?

10. You've again been placed in a battle for the Browns' starting quarterback position. What do you need to prove on the field, in the huddle and in the locker room to earn that spot?

11. What areas of your game require the most improvement?

12. How great will the sense of disappointment be if you don't win the starting job?

13. You majored in political science. Talk a little bit about your political philosophy.

14. What are your thoughts about a possible career in politics when your playing days are over?