Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Brady Quinn, WTF?!?!?
As we all know, the Miami Dolphins haven't had a good quarterback since Dan Marino retired. In this decade, ten men have tried to carry Marino's jockstrap and ten men have failed. Their names are legend: Huard, Fiedler, Lucas, Rosenfels, Brian Griese, Frerotte, Feely, Culpepper, Harrington, Lemon (memorize that list). In their proud 41-year history, the Dolphins have had exactly two good QB's: Bob Griese and Marino. Both were first-round draft picks and both are in the Hall of Fame. Miami hasn't drafted another first-round QB since 1983 and every QB move they've made since has blown up in their faces. We have no QB and our offense stinks. Clearly, drafting a quality QB was the priority for 2007. Enter Brady Quinn. Savior, Notre Dame Pinup Boy, 69 TD's and 14 INT's over the last 2 years. 99.99% of all Dolphin fans assumed they'd be taking the dude if he was available. Hell, forget Dolphin fans. EVERYBODY thought they'd be taking the dude if he was available. Most people thought he wouldn't be there at #9. He was. Cleveland passed. Everyone else passed. Every Phin fan watching couldn't believe our luck. Finally, Marino's successor had arrived. And with the ninth pick of the 2007 NFL Draft the Miami Dolphins select...Ted Ginn?!?!?!? WTF!?!?!? The first big pick of the Cam Cameron/Randy Mueller era, and it's an Eric Kumerow type bombshell. Dolphin nation rocked. Mel Kiper shocked. Steve Young pissed. Nobody projected Ginn that high but everyone projected Quinn that high. So, do we give Cameron the benefit of the doubt here? After all, he assured us he knows the Ginn family personally. What more do you want?