Granted Quinn knows Terry Shea's offense, as he's been emergered in it for two years. However he hasn't looked particularly accurate during three mini-camps and 14 "Organized Team Activities." Playing third fiddle in Kansas City means Quinn hasn't thrown a pass in a regular season game since 2001.
"I am using this opportunity to hone my skills," Quinn said. "I am getting a lot of reps and becoming more familiar with the plays. Yes, I realize that quite a bit of this is similar to what we did with the Chiefs, but there are some fundamental changes. There definitely is a learning curve involved. I spend most of my off field time studying. It's a big playbook and I'll need to know everything in it."
The biggest asset Quinn provides for the Bears is being an on the field coach for Grossman and two rookie quarterbacks.
"I'll help out Craig (Krenzel) or Ryan (Dinwiddie) if they ask for it, but I never assume that I am the authority here," Quinn said. There is no question that (Quarterbacks coach) Wade (Wilson) is in charge. I think that we are extremely fortunate to have his expertise available to us. He understands where we're coming from and helps us to raise the level of our game."