By Mark Heiman
There to your right is a poll asking what you think about the Browns drafting Brady Quinn.
I’d vote, but I can’t make up my mind. Should I pick No.1, 3 or 5?
Let’s hope that we have to wait and see for a year or so. I’m sure the helmet will mess up that new goofy ‘do. I’m also sure they gave up way too much to get him.
I’m not one of those people that can sit and watch the NFL draft. A bit too boring and too much speculation that is normally wrong. I didn’t even get to see the Browns’ first pick. A 7-year-old’s soccer game called.
During the soccer game, another father got a call telling him the Browns had taken Joe Thomas. I was ecstatic as was he. That excitement lasted until later that evening when I was at a local watering hole with a large group of friends.
It popped up that the Browns had taken Quinn at No.22. The excitement disappeared in a hurry. “Oh, no. They traded up. What the heck did they give up now?” I shouted to no one in particular.
It was the next day before I heard that next year’s No.1 was gone, along with this year’s second rounder. Ouch! That No.1 pick next year will more than likely be a high pick — at least in the top 10, because after all it is the Browns.
All that for Quinn, who obviously is not as good as advertised. He was passed on by 21 other teams to that point, but there were the Browns trading picks for him.
The only reason I think he was named by all the draft gurus as being a top selection was because he had hyped himself from the end of his Notre Dame season up to the time of the draft.
Sunday brought even more bad news when I heard about Cleveland taking Eric Wright. The DB from UNLV had a skirmish with the law while at USC. That part bothers me a bit. Even though the Browns have been embarrassing on the field, they haven’t been like the Bengals or Chargers off of it. Hopefully, that part doesn’t change.
There was good news from the draft, thought. With Cleveland taking Thomas with that first pick I’ll still have Jamie Baker to complain with about the Browns. He had said he’d be through with the team if they didn’t take an offensive lineman in the first round.
Everybody knows that misery loves company. That’s why us Browns fans have to stick together.