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.