Well he has got it now...but in the end the Chiefs will be drafting a QB...at this point hopefully they finish low enough to get the QB they want and they don't have to give picks away to get it...the season is over I hope they don't win enough games to have to trade up.
Once again you just look like a homer. Watch the guy play, evaluate his play, not just "hope" he pulls a rabbit out of a hat and does a disappearing act that makes him turn into Drew Brees. It's easy to see (like it was with Palko last year) that he has no future as a starting QB.
Brady Quinn has been in the league for 5 years. He has been a backup quarterback to Derek Anderson, Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow, and now Matt Cassel. I look at things and evaluate them based on what I see, not what I hope them to be. In other words, I'm a realist.
So saying give a guy a chance is just being a homer now. I will watch how he plays. If he sucks I will have no problem saying so. Can you give the guy a fair shot? I'm not saying he's going to be good or great but I don't think it's impossible for that to happen. This will be his best shot that he has had so far. All I am saying is GIVE THE GUY A SHOT.
I gave him a shot against the 31st ranked Bucs pass D that has given up 8.5 ypa and allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete 66% of their passes. And that's with Quinn's terrible stats factored in.
He was 22/38 (57.9%), 180 yards (4.74 ypa), and threw 2 picks (which were partially the wide receivers fault, but still poor passes).
I would love to say that if we just get a better QB all the problems would be solved. I would love to. But that's not the truth. A new QB won't help the defense on days they don't decide to show up. A new QB won't play CB. A new QB won't solve everything but if it's the right Qb it will no doubt be a help. I doubt that Brady Quinn's that guy but I will give him more then 1 start in 3 plus years to see.
Yes Quinn has been a backup to some lackluster Qbs but that doesn't mean he can't be good. You might remember a guy that use to play in KC named Rich Gannon. He was once a backup in Kc to Steve Bono and Elvis Grbac but he went on to be a NFL MVP. It's not likely for Quinn to do that same but It's possible. Lets just see what happens
Why did the Bucs wide receivers do well? Freeman threw the ball down the field.
Don't believe me? Here's Quinn's throw chart for the season. You can notice two things:
1.) He never throws the ball >10 yards down the field unless it's to the middle (hello Steve Maneri). He doesn't have the arm strength to throw it 10 yards down the outside of the field.
2.) His QB rating on throws 0-9 yards is still not good (as evidenced by several inaccurate short throws in the Bucs game).
Stop blaming the wide receivers for problems that stem from the quarterback. It's not that simple, Matt.
Just for reference, have a look at Freeman's chart this year. Do you not see a remarkable improvement in throws >10 yards?
Brady Quinn was PART of the problem I can admit that why can't you admit the WR play wasn't up to part on that day? The whole offense sucked against Tampa that's EVERYONE including the QB. But it's also the wrs rbs, O line, OC (see where I talked about the piss poor gameplan) And again there was bound to be some rust for Brady. You take a 3 year break from doing your job and come back I bet you will have to shake off a bit of Rust.
You're right the NFL is not simple. Don't try to make it out to be by putting it all on the QB. It's just not that simple.
I'd be more excited if we kept Cassel and got a new OC.