Brady Quinn Will Have His Revenge On The Browns and Mangini

Erin McLaughlinSenior Analyst IISeptember 30, 2009

BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 27:  Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns passes against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 34-3. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Here we go again with another quarterback not living up to the hype in Cleveland. Brady Quinn joins the list of Charlie Frye, Tim Couch, Kelly Holcomb, etc. It seems like the same old story with a different name. There is only one difference in this case. This will come back to bite the Browns.

Those other guys were at least given ample opportunity to develop their game at the NFL level. Quinn was not. In three years, he received mixed message after mixed message from the coaches. It never seemed as though the coach would ever give him the same vote of confidence that other coaches give to their young quarterback. (eg. Rex Ryan-Mark Sanchez)

It really doesn't make sense to me because both Romeo Crennel and Eric Mangini come from the same coaching tree as Charlie Weis. They know that Weis knows quarterbacks and Weis believes in Quinn.

Say what you want, but Quinn has only been given 6 starts in three years. To be fair, Crennel would have given him more last year had he not got hurt. Most fans didn't like Crennel but at least he did give Quinn the vote of confidence eventually. Then he was fired. Rumors came out almost immediately after Mangini was hired that he didn't like Quinn.

Now Quinn finds himself back on the bench after only 2.5 games. He hasn't looked good, I will give you that. However, he was never given the proper time to develop his game. I still believe that Quinn can be good at the NFL level. What fans are seeing now is not the real Quinn. I don't know what happened but he has to reinvent himself.

When he does, this is the guy you can expect to see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcrRy4aT8kk

Quinn will in all likelihood be on a different team next year. There is also a chance that Weis will be back in the NFL as an offensive coordinator if he is out at Notre Dame. That I don't want to happen but if it does, wherever he goes I know who he will want as his quarterback. Unless he is back in New England, he will want Quinn.

Quinn will get his swagger and confidence back. Then the Browns will regret this. Quinn will want his revenge because this is the team he grew up rooting for and always wanted to play for. Then they screwed him like this.


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