Even though I bleed Notre Dame green from every pore, I have to admit that even though Mr. Brady Quinn is headed to football purgatory in Oakland or Detroit, I am thrilled that I won't have to hear anymore crap about Quinn being such a nice guy and GQ material. I mean, c'mon! The national media's unnatural man crush on Quinn (which I know rivals mine for Kyle Orton) had become unbearable to listen to. As Notre Dame was preceeding to get blown out of New Orleans by those 30 year old delinquints (whom all have been to County I'm sure), Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long were forced to captivate television views by having a lengthy discussion over how good Brady's hair looked going into the 4th quarter. I for one am sick and tired of this hoopla.
What has Brady Quinn accomplished, other than not getting killed running that unbelievably ass-backwards offense for Ty Willingham? Sure Brady has looked fantastic wearing the Irish Green and Gold. Sure he is pals with Touchdown Jesus, but what else? For all of his good looks, his play unfortunately doesn't scream dominant NFL player. For the past four years, I have seen Brady Quinn look fantastic (usually against the likes of Army, Navy, and North Carolina) and god awful (see 2007 Sugar Bowl). But did he ever elevate the level of play of his teammates? Not really. Of course the Legion of Quinn will proclaim that he had an outstanding game last year against the Trojans. Yes, Quinn played well, but it was a combination of 2 Zbikowski punt TD's and a great defensive effort that gave the Irish a chance.
All in all, Brady Quinn is going to be either a huge success or huge bust and Drafter Beware .... although now that John Shoop will be the Oakland Raiders new coach, I'm almost inclined to think that Quinn will bomb IF he is coached by that numbnut.