Brady Quinn Will Be “Ready”

I don’t like Notre Dame, never have and probably never will. This dislike was aggravated when they beat my Longhorns in consecutive years while I was a student there. I was there for the second one (1996) and the ‘Horns almost pulled it out but the golden aura overcame them.

To be fair, the dislike is attenuated every time I watch Rudy, hey nobody is perfect.

The national media hypes up this program everytime they have a winning record, and that hype extends to Irish players. I know there have been great Irish players that have parlayed their success in the NFL.

But for every Montana, or Theismann you have a Mirer or a Powlus. As for the most recently hyped up Irish signal caller, Brady Quinn, the jury is still out as to his NFL viability. With the Cleveland Browns, he’s had to sit behind surprise starter QB Derek Anderson who came alive last season.

Enter this season, Anderson finds himself struggling and while, Head Coach Romeo Crennel recently asserted as ,

Anderson is the starter and [Brady] Quinn will be ready.

Does this mean that Anderson is on a short leash? That Quinn will get the call at the first sign of Anderson going Matt Schaub?

Not that reflecting on Cleveland Browns football occupies a significant portion of my time (waking or otherwise), but I do hope that Brady Quinn gets the opportunity to justify the existence of this ridiculous shirt:


Truth be told this shirt is the reason for this post and truth be told, I don’t think anything Brady Quinn does can or will ever justify this shirt. So, where can I get one?

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The Texans Train Wreck Begins…

[Disclaimer: I know it’s only one game]

Pittsburgh Steelers 38, Houston Texans 17

Boy that game was ugly. One got the sense it was over on the first drive, after Coach Kubiak went for it on 4th and inches and fell short.

I’ll leave the in-depth analysis for the local experten but here are some thoughts from an NFL Orphan (Go Oilers!):

  • Houston still has an expansion football team
  • I thought David Carr was no longer with the Texans, so why was he out there wearing the #8 jersey? Oh, that was Matt Schaub? Could have fooled me…
  • Coach Kubiak, learn from Mack Brown’s mishandling of the Applewhite-Simms controversy: Play the guy that looks like Opie gives you the best chance to win (in your case backup QB Sage Rosenfels) and not the big money guy
  • Mario Williams (below, doing his best Ben Roethlisberger’s cape impersonation) seems to be for real (6 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble), demonstrating that the GM who loved him might have been right all along. My apologies Charlie, I always knew you made the right pick.

Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle