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Bye Bye Brady

March 15, 2010 by Jayson Pugh  
Filed under Football, NFL Football, SRG's Blog

After just 3 seasons the Cleveland Browns have moved on from the Brady Quinn era. As a player coming out of college, Quinn was supposed to be the quarterback to bring the Browns back into the playoffs. It didn’t go that way.

Quinn was traded to the Denver Broncos for a seldom used fullback (Peyton Hillis), and 2 draft picks (a 6th rounder in 2011 and conditional one in 2012). For a player who was touted as the franchise quarterback, this is a small package.

In Denver Quinn is not automatically a starter. He will be going up against Kyle Orton as the team’s starter. Orton, who took over the job last year, played pretty well in starting all 16 games for the Broncos. He led Denver to a 6-2 record to start the season, then went 2-6 the rest of the way. This leaves the Broncos and Quinn looking for the same thing: consistency.

In his short time with Cleveland, Brady had to learn several systems due to the rotating door on the coaches’ office. Now he can start anew with head coach Josh McDaniels who knows how to groom a quarterback as he did in New England with Tom Brady and Matt Cassel.

Mike Holmgren is making good on his promise to change things in Cleveland. Since becoming the Browns GM he has moved the two former starting quarterbacks (Quinn, and Derek Anderson) and will be moving forward with his newest additions, former Panther QB Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, whom Holmgren coached in Seattle.

The Browns will head into this season with questions surrounding their two new QB’s as well as a severe lack in offensive weapons. Holmgren did a good job putting a quality team together in Seattle, but he didn’t have to deal with a mess like the Browns. It’s going to be a wait and see game, but things still don’t bode well.

As for Quinn, this will hopefully breathe new life into his career. He will be able to learn in a new, more stable environment and possibly reach that potential everyone thought he had. Either that, or he’ll end up as the latest in a long list of quarterback busts.

The Mysterious Case of Braylon Edwards and Mr. Hide

October 15, 2009 by SRG  
Filed under Football, NFL Football, SRG's Blog

With all the fanfare and media gossip floating around last Monday night’s game, you must give Braylon Edwards credit for stepping up to the occasion.

Questions of which Braylon would show up in New York filled the headlines… the Pro Bowler from 2007 (16 TD catches), or Mr. Butterfingers of 2008 (16 dropped passes).

But Edwards was quick to make his presence felt near the end of the first quarter when he caught a three yard pass up the middle for the tying score. At first, the 6’3” Edwards looked like a tight end amongst the smaller corners, prompting viewers to wonder who was the big body in the middle making the catch and athletically turning and getting both feet down. But as the camera zoomed in and the announcers called Edwards name, you couldn’t help but wonder how this receiver, with a Moss-like build and TO strength, could be traded for a third round pick.

Edwards showed-off even more of his abilities in the fourth quarter on a long 35 yard sideline catch that set up a Jets go-ahead score. Initially, Edwards’ twisting grab amongst double coverage was ruled a touchdown, but was reviewed and ruled down at the one. However, seeing the replay and watching him maintain enough focus to get his knee down inbounds, was incredible.

Edwards’ heroics were capped off by a “phantom,” pass interference call that set up the Jets final score. His efforts on that play won’t be reflected in the box score, but it was a potentially game winning moment… a moment the Jets could not have pulled off with the personnel they had prior to his arrival.

Although New York lost the game, they did find a legitimate number one receiver. Only time will tell if Edwards’ underachieving and malcontent days are over, but a change of scenery did wonders for Randy Moss when he left Oakland for the Patriots in 2007. That said, if Edwards starts playing hot potato with the pigskin again, there will be nowhere on the bench to hide from the brutal New York media.

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