To anyone who complains about the unfair advantage that Notre Dame receives from the NBC contract, I point out another one of those “unfair advantages” from today’s NFL coach unimpressed with Quinn’s workout article on NBCSports.com. First off, its interesting that this was the only article I could find that was not positive about Quinn’s performance Sunday, but whatever, I’m fine with that. What annoys me is the accompanying video which sounds like a bad political commercial shown during the nightly news in November. Take a look. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like they stopped just short of fading a color picture of Quinn to black and white and ending with a closing line “Do you want Brady Quinn quarterbacking your team?”
For those not interested in the video, here’s an excerpt from the article mentioning what was so unimpressive about Quinn’s performance.
He did not have a great day in terms of accuracy,” the coach said, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to not put his team’s plans at risk. “He didn’t have a great day in terms of that. He missed a few throws. I mean, you usually don’t see the ball on the ground that much, but it was hitting the ground. He missed on some wide and really didn’t show great touch.”
Quinn completed 58 of 63 passes and of the five incompletions four were catchable according to Weis (where have we heard that one before?), and an NFL.com article backs that up.
“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.”
That does should rather unimpressive… why wasn’t Quinn there to catch the ones that his receivers couldn’t haul in?