Faith: Blessed are all who wait…

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Time to root for Brady Quinn. I was pretty much through with Brady Hype in the days, weeks and months leading up to the NFL Draft. Through no fault of his, the Notre Dame QB was painted as all things good by a combination of Gold Domers, Charlie Weiss Disciples and people who just didn’t know any better.

Now, after watching him agonize through the first round of the draft and fall faster than Don Imus, I’m gonna root for the guy. He handled it as well as can be expected. (Better than his family, it seems) After being shuttled the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s private suite, he agreed to be interviewed live by ESPN’s Suzy Kolver and hung in there as he slipped to 22d after being touted by many as the potential No 1 pick in thedraft.

In truth, he probably ended up where he should have been all along. A native of Ohio, he’s now a Cleveland Brown. As he walked onto the stage, looked skyward and held his new jersey proud, I thought to myself: Waiting often has its rewards. Here’s hoping Brady Quinn gets his.

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2 thoughts on “Faith: Blessed are all who wait…

  1. wyclefdoug says:

    re: Through no fault of his, the Notre Dame QB was painted as all things good by a combination of Gold Domers, Charlie Weiss Disciples and people who just didn’t know any better.

    Through no fault of his own? Yeah, right. I’ve never watched someone plug themselves as much as Quinn did. He promoting himself more then anyone else in his circle, talking about how he deserved to be the number one pick, should have got a Heisman, etc. I think a nice piece of humble pie was in order.

  2. SJH says:

    “Waiting often has its rewards.”

    Can’t agree with that in this case. Cleveland had the 3rd pick in the draft and passed on him. Sure, he’ll end up playing for his hometown team (where he wanted to play all along) but the slip from 3rd to 22nd cost him $17 million in guaranteed. There’s no way you can consider that a reward. And it’s not like he was picked by a team that earned the 22nd pick – a quality team. He got picked by a team with the 3rd worst record that just happened to trade back into the round. The Browns suck and Quinn’s got $17,000,000 less than his left tackle. All things considered, damn sure ain’t the worst thing that could’ve happened to him. Hell, pick me 22nd and make me millionaire. But it’s something he’s gonna look back on and lament. As he should.

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