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Old 03-04-2007   #1
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Brady Quinn finally gave NFL scouts, coaches, general managers and owners an up-close look at what he can do on the field.

Quinn, whose only workout at the NFL combine was benchpressing 225 pounds 24 times, took part in a half-hour workout Sunday at Notre Dame's pro day. He threw a variety of passes, with representatives from every NFL team watching.

Even with a limited showing at the NFL combine, Brady Quinn impressed a few pro coaches with his workout at Notre Dame's pro day.

"We threw everything people wanted to see," Irish coach Charlie Weis said. "We put him through every throw that any NFL organization would want to see -- from moving in the pocket, to moving from the pocket, to three-step, to five-step to seven-step. I think now they have enough information to make a critical evaluation, if they didn't have enough on tape already."

Quinn, who had fluid drained from his right knee at halftime of a game against Southern California and aggravated the injury in the Sugar Bowl against LSU, didn't take part in any of the agility drills: the 40-yard dash or the 60-yard shuttle run. He said he'd do that at Notre Dame's next pro day on March 22.

"I want to be 100 percent," he said. "I'm not quite there yet, but I will be soon."

Quinn has been the center of much draft speculation, particularly over whether the Oakland Raiders will use the No. 1 overall pick to take him or LSU's JaMarcus Russell.

Some draft analysts have said Quinn's draft status has been weakened since the end of the season as NFL teams reviewed the way he played, particularly in the Sugar Bowl. Quinn said he can't understand how people are saying his stock is going down.

"We haven't done anything since then and people are sitting there saying, 'You're stock's going up, you're stock's going down,"' Quinn said. "It's kind of comical in that sense. You're just working out, doing the best you can every day."


Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress and Cleveland Browns coach Romeo Crennel were both impressed by Quinn's performance.

"Really, he made more throws here than you'd think about making at the combine," Childress said. "I think he threw about 60 balls here today and it takes a little bit of endurance to be able to do that and he did it pretty rapid-fire succession."

Crennel said Quinn clearly had zip on his passes.

"The fact he could make all his throws, both right and left, he's a polished quarterback," Crennel said. "He's smart. When you watch him on tape you can see he knows where to go with the ball. He will, at times, throw it away when he has to, so we think he's a good, young prospect."

Quinn threw 63 passes, connecting on 58 of them. On two occasions, former Irish receiver Matt Shelton got his hands on passes but couldn't pull them in. Rhema McKnight couldn't catch a 35-yard pass or a 20-yard pass he dived for. Quinn also overthrew tailback Darius Walker on a 25-yard pass.

"I thought there were four catchable balls and one crummy throw to the right-hand side," Weis said.

Quinn said he was pleased with his performance, although he thought he could have done better.

"I think there's definitely still room for improvement," he said.

Quinn plans to return to Arizona to continue to prepare for the draft. Crennel said he didn't mind that Quinn didn't show off his speed.

"He's a quarterback, he doesn't have to run a 40. He showed he has good feet on the movement drills that he did because he did some rollouts, he did some play-actions. You can see his feet move," Crennel said. "And hopefully he doesn't have to run a 40, and if he's running a 40, they'll be chasing him."

About 100 people were at Notre Dame's indoor practice facility to watch the workout, including some of Quinn's former teammates -- and his possible replacement -- Jimmy Clausen. Several other former Irish players also worked out, including offensive guard Dan Santucci and offensive tackle Ryan Harris.

"Hopefully everyone's stock went up today," Quinn said.

Quinn said he doesn't have any preference for who drafts him, he just wants to be drafted as high as possible on April 28.

"I just want to go No. 1," Quinn said. "That's really what I'm looking forward to, and I hope that will be the case in the end."
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Here's a blurb about Quinn's workout from ESPN.com. Our team apparently was out in force for the show.


"There is draft stuff going on. QB Brady Quinn had his workout Sunday at Notre Dame. He was OK. Quinn did a good job on the inside pass. What was interesting was who was there to watch the workout. The Browns, Vikings and Texans attended with big collection of owners, coaches and general managers. The Browns asked Quinn for an individual workout, so maybe they will consider him at No. 3. Quinn would be an ideal fit in Brad Childress' offense, but there is no certainty the Vikings would take him at No. 7. With Jake Plummer no longer an option for the Texans, Quinn might be a consideration at No. 8. Note that Matt Millen didn't attend for the Lions. Detroit apparently isn't interested in drafting a quarterback at No. 2. "


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Texans | Kubiak attends Notre Dame's Pro Day
Sun, 4 Mar 2007 21:58:14 -0800

John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak attended Notre Dame's Pro Day March 4.

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I do not mind the Texans evaluating Quinn for numerous reasons.

The obvious is to evaluate if he is the next Carson Palmer type to franchise the team around.

But even if Quinn is not the franchise quarterback of his generation, compounded with the belief the Texans might not think he is all that, it can not hurt to help hype him and hope a more desired player drops to #8. Who knows, perhaps we can snooker Cleveland, or Minnisota to drool all over Quinn and let another promising player like AP or Adams fall to us. Or get another team to trade up to #8 to grab Quinn before Miami.

It would be very wise for the Texans to not project too loudly their #8 pick unless it is a false projection, lest another team tries to trade above us to prevent the pick.

I think the whole Plummer situation is exactly why the Texans should not have projected their desire too loudly. Denver insured we wouldn't obtain him by all means at their disposal.
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I do not mind the Texans evaluating Quinn for numerous reasons.

The obvious is to evaluate if he is the next Carson Palmer type to franchise the team around.

But even if Quinn is not the franchise quarterback of his generation, compounded with the belief the Texans might not think he is all that, it can not hurt to help hype him and hope a more desired player drops to #8. Who knows, perhaps we can snooker Cleveland, or Minnisota to drool all over Quinn and let another promising player like AP or Adams fall to us. Or get another team to trade up to #8 to grab Quinn before Miami.

It would be very wise for the Texans to not project too loudly their #8 pick unless it is a false projection, lest another team tries to trade above us to prevent the pick.

I think the whole Plummer situation is exactly why the Texans should not have projected their desire too loudly. Denver insured we wouldn't obtain him by all means at their disposal.
Minnesota needs a Qb bad, we wouldn't have to snooker them into anything.
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Wow, Brad Johnson is no longer w/ the Vikes...Is Jackson their answer? some say yes..others say not if Quinns on the board.

I still doubt Cleveland takes him at 3. I think Joe Thomas and AP or even JR may be higher on their list? If not now it sounds like the VIkes might take him at 7. unless they're just showing interesting trying to get us or someone else to trade up...
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Wow, Brad Johnson is no longer w/ the Vikes.....
I heard that Tampa is trying to sign him.
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Wow, Brad Johnson is no longer w/ the Vikes...Is Jackson their answer? some say yes..others say not if Quinns on the board.

I still doubt Cleveland takes him at 3. I think Joe Thomas and AP or even JR may be higher on their list? If not now it sounds like the VIkes might take him at 7. unless they're just showing interesting trying to get us or someone else to trade up...

The Vikings are not going to draft Quinn...

I watched their rookie, Jackson, play several times last season/ pre-season and he looked very good. If I were the Vikes he'd be my starter for next year....
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Assuming we make a switch, he would be worth an 8th pick. It would shut up a lot of the "should of took Vince" stuff.
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Assuming we make a switch, he would be worth an 8th pick. It would shut up a lot of the "should of took Vince" stuff.
NO, it will just intensify it and they will bring their wrath down and against Kubiak. Can't you just hear it,... "You gave Carr $13 million to stick around for a year all the while passing on 3 franchise QBs. Now you want to get rid of Carr and draft a guy who is not worthy of holding Young's, Lienart's or Cutler's clipboard. What the ***** is going on. I can hear the orchestra tuning up to play Send in the Clowns."
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NO, it will just intensify it and they will bring their wrath down and against Kubiak. Can't you just hear it,... "You gave Carr $13 million to stick around for a year all the while passing on 3 franchise QBs. Now you want to get rid of Carr and draft a guy who is not worthy of holding Young's, Lienart's or Cutler's clipboard. What the ***** is going on. I can hear the orchestra tuning up to play Send in the Clowns."

Reminds me more of what the situation for Lienart will be. By far the most NFL ready QB. A better arm and more athletic then Leinart. Played in a pro style offesne run by a former NFL coach. If drafted lower can work well with a less then stellar skill set of players. Leader, smart player, knows his reads, and been through the gauntlet at ND. I think the further he falls like Lienart the better the situation will be for him careerwise. If AZ gets a line that'll be a scary team in the desert.
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