Brady Quinn Talks Time In Cleveland

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The last time the Kansas City Chiefs played the Cleveland Browns, Brady Quinn was the starting QB for the Browns and the Browns won.

This Sunday, when the Chiefs travel to Cleveland, Quinn will be leading the Chiefs.

Obviously there are a lot of Cleveland/KC connections. Romeo Crennel was the head coach in Cleveland when Quinn was drafted and RB Peyton Hillis also rose to fame playing for the Browns.

Quinn sat down with the Cleveland Media today. Here are some choice quotes courtesy of the transcript posted on


Feel you were given fair shot in Cleveland?

“You know I don’t know. That’s not for me to decide ‘cause again really in the end, it doesn’t matter. You wish you would have a little more stability when you’re in a situation regardless of what you’re in. I think when you, I look back on the team now and there’s maybe only six guys, seven guys that I was with three years ago on that team. It’s just a tough scenario when you’ve got so many moving parts and everything’s constantly changing when you can’t get some stability.”

Running back Peyton Hillis talked to team, surprise you the group of ex-Browns stepped up as leaders?:

“I don’t know. In Cleveland we had a couple rough seasons, we had a solid season where we didn’t make the playoffs. There was more adversity and trials than anything else. I think a lot of times when guys come from those sorts of scenarios, they can either use those moments to help them learn lessons and try to provide guidance to others, especially in the midst of these sorts of adversities. That’s maybe what you’ve seen is some guys who have been through some things before who are trying to lead others who are maybe searching in these moments.”

Your career, 2007 first-round pick, didn’t expect this?:

“Things never go the way you expect them to in life. My mind’s not really on my career. If I’ve learned anything in my career, it’s that you really can’t take things past one day at a time. This league, it’s such a rollercoaster ride no matter who you are that you’ve just got to continue to try to get better every day and focus on the task at hand. That’s got to be where your focus is.”

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  • Jim Harper

    I was always rooting for Brady Quinn, and like many people I did not think he got a fair shake. He was afterall the most recent “golden boy” from Notre Dame since Joe Montanna and it was difficult to watch him fail. So many people seem to hate anything that comes out of Notre Dame and hope their young men fail. Seems horribly unfair to me. To read his thoughts here makes me a little proud of him for being so grounded and thoughtful. I understand now why Coach Weiss was so high on him. I would love to see him run the table so to speak and play each remaining game as well or better than he played this one. That would play hell with all the talking heads hoping for him to fail would it not?

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