Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by JSwerdy, Apr 29, 2007.
Cameron's quotes from the press conference are pretty telling on why they didnt pick quinn,
Sounds like a shot at a Phillip Rivers
i also thought possibly randel-el....since hes one of the only qbs under cam who didnt become a "qb" and that might be one of the reasons why cam moved him to wr
Steve Young said the same thing yesterday. He said you can teach to improve technique and improve accuracy, but at the end of the day you either have it or you don't.
I sure hope the reason becomes apparent at some point.
Problem is, we won't know for a while if this is the case. That's why this "non-pick" hurts so much right now!
the reason is pretty apparant, no one had quinn as highly ranked as the media did. on the dolphins chart beck was higher, and for specific reason, his accuracy and ability to rise to the occasion under pressure, unlike the ND qb who isnt as accurate adn disappears when the game matters
Beck now has more pressure on his shoulders than Quinn ever would have....
this is very true, i was just thinking about this, the dolphins definitely mismanaged some of the PR with this considering they avoid the first round QB to avoid the "bust factor" of the hype and in doing so just created a bust factor for the 2nd round qb who isnt supposed to have that label
lets all relax and wait and see
Really?.. i would think that the pressure would be on Ginn to prove his worth.
Beck is largely unheralded, he isnt looked at by the national media to play this year. I think it may be a blessing for him.
Beck now has to prove he's better than Quinn and still has the shadow of Marino to overcome as well...
agreed, I don't think the pressure is on Beck like it would have been on Brady Quinn. Everyone had Quinn labeled as the "Savior Of The Miami Franchise", and would have had huge expectation from day 1. The pressure will be on Ginn, Jr. Beck should be able to settle in nicely, and gradually progress into the starting role.
It's amazing how closely this incident mirrors what happened to Aaron Rogers, when he was projected by many to be a top 3 pick, and watched as every team passed on him. Green Bay finally took a chance on him, and they still don't know if he is their Qb of the future. He hasn't looked very good in practice or mop up time, so at least for now, it looks like the teams that were Qb-needy but still passed on Rogers knew what they were doing. Looks like Quinn may have had that same label attached to him, for whatever reasons.
If Quinn turns out to be a stud, then Cam will lose a ton of his credibility, but if he ends up being a dud, Cam is going to look like a genius by passing on Quinn when everyone had him written in ink for us at the 9 spot.
Time will tell.....
i thought this is one of the calmer threads on the topic (why i started it) i was looking over the picks and got truly excited about the speed we gained yesterday, i just dont get why people can't look past all the hype
i think the pressure is Quinns. .to prove he was worthy of not being passed over. As far as the Marionoa legacy... it wouldn't matter who we brought in.. they would all be competing with Marino's shadow.
Phillip Rivers is exceedingly accurate, one of the most accurate QBs in the league.
Cameron / Mueller were obviously more comfortable taking Beck in round two, than they were at taking Quinn at #9. Although drafting Ginn looked like a reach at first, once all was said and done, he certainly comes in and fills a few needs now that Welker is gone / Booker is on the trade block....
The bottom line is that we filled some offensive holes with some solid players today, and that's what the draft is for in my opinion. I'm satisfied.....
exactly, perfectly stated, couldn't agree more
Disagree...Beck has NO pressure...If he would have been drafted #9 in the first round...absolutely. Do you know who was the last QB taken by the Fins in the first round?....of course you do. It's not Beck who's under pressure...its Mueller and Cam for passing on Quinn for Beck.