On May 11, I had the opportunity to interview quarterback Brady Quinn with a few questions posed by his Notre Dame and NFL fans. The Seattle Seahawks signed Brady in early April as a backup to QB Russell Wilson.
Congratulations signing with the Seattle Seahawks. On the roster you are number 10. How do you feel to be wearing the number 10 again?
“Ten has always been a number that has brought me much pride to wear. It was a tradition at my HS for the QB to wear the number and it was the number I tried to make famous while at ND along with many of the other greats who wore, 3, 5 and 7.”
Have you moved out to Seattle yet? What are you most impressed with regarding the facilities in Seattle: Century Link Field & Virginia Mason Center?
“I’ve been in Seattle now a month and a half. The facility at VMAC is second to none. I have not had a chance to be down at Century Link field but I look forward to the experience and hearing the noise of the 12th Man!”
Being new Seattle Seahawks fans, what should we know about the Hawks? What have you quickly learned?
“The fan base is extremely positive and loud. Just being around town for a short amount of time you can feel the excitement the fans feel for this upcoming season. Playing in Seattle is truly a home field advantage with the atmosphere the 12th man creates.”
What are you doing with your off time; besides training and working out?
“During my off time here in Seattle, I’ve been trying to find a place to live. Since there are so many large corporations headquartered here, (Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft, Expedia, Nordstrom, and Amazon just to name a few) that it has been difficult to find a place. I’ve been focusing on football as much as I can during the day and then at night trying to look for properties, but due to the high demand its been tougher than I anticipated.”
QB coach, Carl Smith, said of you, “His best football is ahead of him,” a compliment your fans agree with. How do you respond to such a statement from a man you will be working very closely with?
“I enjoyed my time with Coach Smith and can’t wait to continue to work with him. He’s been a big help in getting me back to enjoying the game of football and not looking at it as such a business. I think I’ve continued to get better and will continue to do so this year.”
Here at Brady Quinn Fan we are very excited for Brady and look forward to seeing him work with the Seattle Seahawks. It goes to show that with hard work, determination, and an enduring spirit and love of God, nothing can stand in your way. I want to thank Brady again for taking the time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions and hope we can do it again.
After hosting Brady Quinn, Matt Leinart, Tyler Thigpen and Seneca Wallace, the Seattle Seahawks have signed Brady to a contract. He will serve as a backup to starter Russell Wilson. The team’s former backup, Matt Flynn, was traded to the Oakland Raiders recently.
Reports add that while no contract has been signed, a deal has been reached. Fellow Seahawk QB Wilson even sent a congratulatory tweet to our Brady. How nice!
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 10, 2013
Looks like this place is about to get another face lift! Congrats, Brady!
Ugly. Ugly is the one word which best describes the 38-3 loss the Kansas City Chiefs suffered at the hands of division rivals the Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning threw for over 300 yards and three touchdown passes as Denver swept Kansas City this season, and now as AFC West Champions, the Broncos look forward to a playoff run as the top seed in the AFC.The story isn’t quite as rosy for the Chiefs. Finishing 2012 with a 2-14 record, tying with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the worst record in the league and pretty much securing the top pick for the 2013 NFL draft isn’t exactly a great consolation prize for such a bad performance. With the breaking news Monday morning that head coach Romeo Crennel has been fired, the questions I warned that would soon be asked about the future of this franchise are now front and center for Kansas City.
In Denver on Sunday, the Chiefs offense only managed a total of 119 yards of offense with once again, no touchdown scores. Even when cornerback Brandon Flowers recovered a Denver fumble and returned it to the 12 yard line of the Broncos, the offense was unable to find the end zone and had to settle for a field goal, the only points the Chiefs were able to generate. Jamaal Charles was held to only 53 yards of rushing, and Brady Quinn completed 7 out of 16 passes (about 44%) for a total of 49 yards. He was sacked four times for a loss of 23 yards and didn’t throw any touchdowns or interceptions, earning a final QB rating of 51.3.
The offseason has begun with a major shakeup in Kansas City, and the search begins for a new head coach. With a new head coach, there often comes a new mentality, a new way of working, and possibly even new players. Sometimes this change is for the better, sometimes it doesn’t help at all. We Brady Quinn fans can only wait and see if any of these changes will have an effect on Brady’s career, and how he will handle them.
December 23, 2012 at Kansas City
The last Kansas City Chiefs home game of the 2012 season made headlines for both teams playing in Arrowhead Stadium, but it was Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback, Andrew Luck breaking Cam Newton’s single season rookie passing yards record, which became the biggest one of the afternoon. He also led the Colts to a comeback victory of 20-13 to beat the Chiefs and secure a position in the playoffs. And that’s all I’ll say about Andrew Luck.
Kansas City’s run game was successful on Sunday. One spark came from Jamaal Charles on the first Chiefs’ offensive play of the second half. He rushed for an 86 yard touchdown, tying him with Tennessee Titans’ running back Chris Johnson and former Lions back Barry Sanders as the only players with three runs of 80 or more yards in a season. Peyton Hillis also had a productive game, rushing for 110 yards and adding to a Chiefs’ rushing total of 352 yards – the first time in NFL history a team has rushed for that many yards and still lost the game. Story of KC’s season, eh?
Brady Quinn completed 10 out of 22 passes (about 46%) for a total of 162 yards. He was sacked once for a loss of seven yards, threw no touchdown passes but did throw two interceptions, one which was returned 32 yards for a Colts’ defensive touchdown, and the number would have become three if not for a defensive pass interference call on Indianapolis. He earned a passer rating of 32.8, possibly his worst of the season, a statistic Brady is clearly aware of, but he is not shying away from his mistakes. “This game was without a doubt, 100 percent on my shoulders,” he said. ”You can’t play the way I played today and win a football game.” (from Yahoo)
With one more game left in 2012, a road trip to Denver, Colorado, to take on Peyton Manning and the division rival Broncos, there’s clearly nothing to be done to salvage this season, but is it also too late to do anything about next season? There are a few glimpses of what can be successful for this team, though no one is sure if it’ll last.posted by MissBlitz
December 16, 2012 at Oakland
For a team which has looked as terrible as the Oakland Raiders has this 2012 season, they certainly picked an opportune time to try and pull themselves together. When the Chiefs headed west to take on their AFC West division rivals, they were shut out by the Raiders for the second time in the rivalry’s history by a score of 15-0. Ouch.
The Chiefs’ defense did what they could to hold things together as best they could, limiting the Raiders to only five Sebastian Janikowski field goals. Though Oakland running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson rushed for a combined 200 yards, KC managed to keep the backs from finding the end zone to score touchdowns. The game was in no way a blowout, but the defense could only do so much to keep it within the reach of the Chiefs to make something of it.
Offensively though, the Chiefs could get little done. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, done for the season with a rib injury, was sorely missed in the Kansas City receiving corps, and Jamaal Charles was held to a mere 10 yards of rushing, practically unheard as of late in comparison to several other games during which he rushed for over 100 yards in each. Brady Quinn completed 18 out of 32 passes (about 56%) for a total of 136 yards. He was sacked four times for a loss of 27 yards, didn’t throw any touchdown passes, but did throw one interception, earning a passer rating of 53.6. Their best play of the game was a 47 yard run by Charles, which was called back by an offensive holding penalty.
”That was kind of how the day went,” Quinn said. ”We’d have a big play like that and a penalty. A guy wide open and a dropped ball or I wouldn’t be able to have time to throw it. We just weren’t able to sustain any sort of consistency the entire day.” (from Yahoo)
Having lost their last ten out of eleven games and looking at tying a franchise low season of wins at 2-13, there has been little for Kansas City to find success in. As the 2012 season draws to a close, no doubt whispers of those lingering questions as to where the team can go from here will begin to get a little louder.written by MissBlitz
After acknowledging Ben Roethlisberger’s back for the Steelers (and should wear a suit of armor), the 2010 National Sportswriter of the Year tells us that Brady is back too. Shamefully, my first thought was Tom Brady, even when I have the opportunity to communicate with Quinn himself. I’m glad I was wrong.
3. Brady’s back too. Brady Quinn: Medicine Man. For a week, he healed the wounded Chiefs. Now he returns to the scene of his not-so-prime, Cleveland, to try to duplicate the best game of his pro career (19-of-23), which will be much tougher against the reborn Cleveland D.
Brady Quinn is back and his post game words last week after the Carolina win and thoughts on the Jovan Belcher tragedy reverberated around cyberspace. At a time, he was a top ten Google trend and on the front page of Reddit. It was the YouTube video of his profound statement that touched many; nearly a million and a half.
Read the rest of the King article here, and best of luck to Brady and the Chiefs playing against Cleveland 1:00PM EST on CBS.
Brady, Chiefs Respond to Tragedy With Emotional Victory
A little more than 24 hours before Week 13 began for their team, tragedy struck the Kansas City Chiefs. Linebacker Jovan Belcher, after shooting and killing his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, drove to the Chiefs’ training facility Saturday morning and shot and killed himself in front of head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli. With an ongoing investigation, a lockdown of Arrowhead Stadium, and likely emotional turmoil as a result of what Crennel and Pioli witnessed, questions arose as to whether or not the Chiefs should cancel the Sunday game. After meeting with the league’s front office, the NFL and Kansas City team came to a decision to go on as planned, and play their Week 13 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Still reeling from the shock and sadness that seized their team, the Chiefs took the field on Sunday afternoon and pulled together to play football. The Chiefs offense, suspect these past few weeks with their numerous penalties and inability to find the end zone, turned their game around. Brady Quinn threw two touchdown passes, one to tight end Tony Moeaki and another to receiver Jon Baldwin, and Peyton Hillis rushed for a third touchdown. Jamaal Charles boosted the offense as he continued his streak of 100+ rushing yard games, this time putting up 127 yards, and Ryan Succop kicked two field goals to add 6 points to the KC score and give the team their second win of the season.
Brady Quinn completed 19 out of 23 passes (about 83%), for a total of 201 yards. He was sacked once for a total loss of 4 yards, threw two touchdown passes, and no interceptions. His final
QB rating was 132.1. ”In moments, tragedies like this, they can define you or redefine you,” Quinn said, ”and I think this team took an event and allowed it to redefine us. We were battling through a lot of emotions, a lot of difficulty on the field, and guys stepped up and played a heck of a game.”
During his postgame conference, an emotional Coach Crennel called the 27-21 win a “team victory”, and noted that regardless of what the game outcome had been, he was proud of his team for pulling together and, if only for a short period of time, taking everyone’s minds off of what had happened to play a game of football. We here at Brady Quinn Fan/Brady’s Bunch congratulate the Kansas City Chiefs on this win, and continue to support them during this difficult time.posted by MissBlitz
A matchup against a division rival is always going to be a game the Kansas City Chiefs know will be a big one. To play said division rival when the team is led by Peyton Manning, that makes things twice as important. The Chiefs knew that this game against the Denver Broncos would not be easy, but for those of you who watched Sunday’s showdown and are trying to put a positive spin on things or reach for any silver lining, know that for a time, this team did hold their own against Mr. Laser Rocket Arm in their 17-9 loss, pretty much outplaying him in the first half.
The Kansas City defense managed to hurry Manning, sack him twice, and intercept him once, keeping the game well within the Chiefs’ reach, even shutting the Broncos out in the first quarter and limiting them to a season low final score of 17 points. While running back Jamaal Charles did rush for over 100 yards, the offense otherwise seemed lackluster and prone to both penalties and inability to reach the end zone (similar to five years ago in Cleveland anyone? Same darned offensive coordinator you know). Kicker Ryan Succop put up three field goals for the only 9 points scored by Kansas City.
Brady Quinn completed 13 out of 25 passes (little more than half, about 52%) for a total of 126 yards. He was sacked twice for a total toss of ten yards, didn’t throw a touchdown pass but did throw one interception (that was the Hail Mary last play of the game), which earned him a passer rating of 49.8. Really, even the hardcore BQ fans know these stats are not spectacular, nor does it represent the kind of play that wins games in this NFL world. The Chiefs have been in a pretty tough hole this entire season, a 1-10 win/loss record speaking for itself, and to have to come in during the home stretch to try and salvage something is never easy. Time is running out to produce for more than just the players on this team.
As the Chiefs keep searching for that next elusive win, all we can do it watch and wait, hoping something with eventually click amongst the decent talent residing in Arrowhead Stadium.
The Quinn Era did not begin all that well when the Kansas City Chiefs headed to the Sunshine State to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was Brady Quinn’s first start since December 12th, 2009, while he was still with the Cleveland Browns. Perhaps it was a case of gridiron rust, or perhaps the Buccaneers, riding a three game losing streak of close calls, smelled blood in the water and came ready to dominate. Whichever way you look at it, it was not a pretty picture painted on Sunday afternoon.
Brady led the Chiefs down the field for a Ryan Succop field goal to put three points on the board, and KC was only down 7-3 nearing the end of the first half. Quinn completed 22 out of 38 passes (57.9%), for a total of 180 yards. He wasn’t sacked and he didn’t throw any touchdown passes, but he did throw two interceptions, including one which looked like a sure completion to receiver Dexter McCluster, but the ball bounced off of McCluster’s chest and into the arms of Tampa Bay safety Ronde Barber, who returned the pick 78 yards for a Bucs touchdown.
As it was not a successful day for the team in general, the Kansas City defense seems like they left their A-game in the Arrowhead locker room. Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman exploded on them, throwing for 328 yards, including several 15+ yard completions, and three touchdowns. The one bright spot for Kansas City in their 38-10 trouncing was the outrageous touchdown scored by defensive end Edgar Jones, after a blocked Tampa Bay punt was recovered and brought into the end zone for the score.
As the Chiefs head into their Week 7 bye, no doubt Romeo Crennel will be looking extra hard at his two quarterbacks. After sitting out Week 6 due to a concussion, Matt Cassel has been cleared to start non contact practice, and he and Brady will get equal reps in the bye week practices.Contributed by Miss Blitz
The official start for Brady Quinn in the second preseason game of the Kansas City Chiefs was when he led two drives with 5:17 into the fourth quarter. By this point, we’re pretty much dealing with the third string for both KC and St. Louis, so take it for what it’s worth. On the first drive, his third down pass was caught, but fumbled by running back Nate Eachus and recovered by St. Louis, and that ended that.
Brady’s second drive looked doomed, as a badly handled snap almost got away, but Brady managed to get it back, and thankfully, not let it rattle him. He completed the rest of his passes, including the 38 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jeremy Horne. It would be the only TD pass the Chiefs would have that night.
Marshall Faulk was doing color commentary during the game and made a few rude comments about how being a star in college is no reflection of a pro career, and who would’ve thought Brady Quinn would be a third string QB on his third NFL team, but made up for it by noting how well Brady hung in the pocket to find his receiver and get rid of the ball on his touchdown pass. I understand he’s a former Ram and when you play your across the state rival for the Governor’s Cup, pride is on the line, but learn Brady’s story before you judge.
To compare Brady to the other Kansas City QBs:
Matt Cassel completed 13 out of 18 passes for 142 yards (72.2%). He was sacked once for a loss of 12 yards, threw no touchdown passes or interceptions, earning a QB rating of 95.1
Ricky Stanzi completed 3 out of 4 passes for 24 yards (75%). He was sacked four times for a loss of 32 yards, threw no touchdown pasess, but was intercepted once, earning a QB rating of 50.
written by MissBlitz of The Brady Bunch
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