Weis Sings Praises for Quinn Pick

The Notre Dame coach feels the Browns have landed a winner in Quinn. Fred Greetham reports from Berea...

Former New England offensive coordinator and current Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis was not bashful in saying the Browns will be very pleased with the selection of Quinn. Weis talked with the Cleveland media on a conference call.

"I don't want to be disrespectful to Charlie (Frye) or the guys in the organization now," Weis said. "I've watched them play and I couldn't make a critical evaluation of how they play. All I know is Brady. I think it's important not to be disrespectful to the players who are there. With that being said, I don't think this guy has to go to a program and be groomed for a year. If there was ever a quarterback who was ready to go for the last two years, it's him. He's got hammered in the last two years by me so he can take it by anybody. If there is a guy who would be ready to go after walking in that door, he fits the description."

One of the negatives around Quinn was that he was that he had accuracy issues. Weis disagreed.

"I talked to so many guys who made a mockery of that," Weis said. "I said, ‘I didn't realize you guys were the ones calling the plays. Do you know where the receivers were supposed to be when he was throwing those balls?" You are talking about a guy who has completed over 60 percent of his passes and thrown for over 70 touchdowns. You would ask any team to sign up for those numbers and they would take them right now."

Weis is confident Quinn will be a good quarterback and all around leader for the Browns.

"He's been weathered by the head coach at Notre Dame," Weis said. "I think we do a good job letting him know that the huddle belongs to the quarterback. He has to earn the team. You don't come in as a rookie and take over the team. You have to earn the respect of the players and you are not handed anything in the NFL. The huddle has to belong to him. The kid knows how to read coverage and he has a presence about him in the huddle. I think the huddle will naturally attract to him. People want to be around this kid. Especially, offensive skilled guys who know he can get the ball in their hands."

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