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birtikidis
03-14-2010, 05:36 PM
To broncos for hillis and 2 undisclosed draft picks in 2011 per Adam schefter

birtikidis
03-14-2010, 05:41 PM
Schefter also posts that the browns have traded wimbley to the raiders for undisclosed draft picks.

hawaiiansteel
03-14-2010, 05:44 PM
To broncos for hillis and 2 undisclosed draft picks in 2011 per Adam schefter



Broncos, Browns announce Brady Quinn trade

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 14, 2010


Shortly after Jay Glazer of Fox Sports broke the story, the Browns and Broncos formally announced that they've reached an agreement on a trade that will send quarterback Brady Quinn from Cleveland to Denver.

The Broncos' announcement said the team gave up fullback Peyton Hillis, a 2011 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional 2012 draft pick to the Browns for Quinn. Assuming Hillis and Quinn pass their physicals, the trade is a done deal.

Most of the space in the Browns' announcement was devoted to touting the acquisition of Hillis, noting that he played in 28 games with eight starts in his two years with the Broncos and had 81 carries for 397 yards and six touchdowns.

But the real news is about Quinn, who was praised on the way out by Browns coach Eric Mangini.

"I appreciate everything Brady did for us last year and in his three seasons with the Cleveland Browns," Mangini said. "He is professional in the way he goes about doing his job and worked extremely hard at every aspect of his game. I wish him the best of success in Denver."

hawaiiansteel
03-14-2010, 05:46 PM
Schefter also posts that the browns have traded wimbley to the raiders for undisclosed draft picks.



Quarterback Brady Quinn isn't the only former Cleveland Browns first-round draft pick the team has shipped out of town today via a trade.

According to Adam Caplan of Scout.com, outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley has been traded to the Oakland Raiders.

Wimbley is a former first-round pick out of Florida State.

Per the report, the Browns received undlsclosed draft pick compensation.

birtikidis
03-14-2010, 05:46 PM
Oops read the Twitter thingy wrong. One draft pick not two.

SteelBucks
03-14-2010, 05:58 PM
The purge begins. For better or worse Holmgren is putting his stamp on this team.

hawaiiansteel
03-14-2010, 07:19 PM
The purge begins. For better or worse Holmgren is putting his stamp on this team.



building from the ground up with draft choices is a good strategy, the key though is that those draft picks have to turn into good players down the road.

but you're right, Holmgren is putting his stamp on the team...for better or worse.

BlackJackGold
03-14-2010, 07:45 PM
Thank god this thread isn't a Pgh topic.

:lol:

Herewegosteelers!
03-14-2010, 07:56 PM
Thank god this thread isn't a Pgh topic.

:lol:

Yeah really! I hope fatso makes some bad moves. You have to hate the Clowns to begin with, now with Holmgren there, there is reason to hate them even more! :twisted: :brownssuck

RuthlessBurgher
03-14-2010, 11:33 PM
The Quinn deal is for fullback Peyton Hillis, the Broncos' 2011 sixth round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2012.

The Wimbley deal is for the Raiders' 2010 third round draft pick.

Complain all you want about Colbert's track record in the late rounds...he's never had to trade two of his former #1 picks for a fullback and 3 marginal picks in 3 different drafts on the same day.

:brownssuck

hawaiiansteel
03-15-2010, 02:32 AM
Brady Quinn: A New Life and Opportunity

BY RYAN R. BONINI ON MARCH 14, 2010


Quinn given a new opportunity...

The addition of quarterback Brady Quinn by the Denver Broncos is a minor blip on the radar today. Down the road, it could be a different story.

Quinn, the former Cleveland Browns quarterback, was acquired by Denver Sunday for a 2011 sixth-round draft choice, conditional pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and fullback Peyton Hillis.

In three years with Cleveland, Quinn never really was given an opportunity to succeed. He started just 12 games during that time period and was active for a whopping 14 games during his three-year career. Over that time period, he hit 52.1 percent of his passes for 1,902 yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

The Browns, under new VP Mike Holmgren, were ready to go in a different direction at quarterback. Who can blame them? They recently brought in quarterbacks Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme, while cutting ties with Quinn and Derek Anderson. Itís tough to argue the combination of Wallace and Delhomme is an improvement, but it was time for a change.

The jury is still out on Quinn, but a new start in a new city and new offense may be what the doctor ordered. He was productive at Notre Dame under the same offensive system that Denver runs during his college days, but the former first-round pick has been dubbed a dink-and-dunk bust during his short NFL career. In his defense, injury problems and a lack of talent around him helped lead to him never living up to the hype in Cleveland.

Do the Broncos believe in Orton long term?

He will join the Broncos as a backup option behind Kyle Orton, who, despite throwing for a career-high 3,802 yards last year, still doesnít give many the vibe that heís the Broncosí quarterback of the future. If the Broncos were sold on Orton long term, one would think they would have been willing to invest after he hit a career-high career-high in completion percentage (62 percent), completions (336), attempts (541), yardage and touchdowns (21).

Orton, a restricted free agent, will likely be the Broncos No. 1 signal caller this year, but the door may be open for Quinn long term provided he is able to show more of a pulse than he did in Cleveland.

Oviedo
03-15-2010, 08:13 AM
Quinn is a perfect example of what happens when you draft a player for PR purposes because he is a "local kid." Quinn fell to the bottom of the 1st Round because very team in the league saw he wasn't any good.

Want another example of a PR draft pick that fails--Neil Walker with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Same as Quinn. I'll give the Pirates a bit of a pass though because it is much harder to project what 18 years olds will become. The film was there on Quinn.

RuthlessBurgher
03-15-2010, 09:19 AM
After trading away 2004 #1 Kellen Winslow and 2005 #1 Braylon Edwards last off-season, and trading away 2006 #1 Kamerion Wimbley and 2007 #1 Brady Quinn this off-season, the only first round picks that remain on Cleveland's roster are Joe Thomas and Alex Mack. I really like Thomas and Mack as players, but that's just an awesomely bad track record in the first round. Epic, even.

On the other hand, we have former first round draft picks Casey Hampton, Troy Polamalu, Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller, Santonio Holmes, Lawrence Timmons, Rashard Mendenhall, and Ziggy Hood on our roster at the present time.

And consider that Cleveland has picked ahead of Pittsburgh every year since they re-entered the league in 1999, so they could have easily had every guy that we drafted...you know, if they were smart.

Well, actually, in 2003, we picked Troy Polamalu at #16 while they picked Jeff Faine at #21, but we were supposed to pick at #27 that year, but a shrewd trade up allowed us to get Troy. Also, in 2008, they did not have a first round pick because they stupidly traded it away in the Brady Quinn deal a year earlier...they also traded away their second and third round picks that year. Stupid Browns.

Jigawatts
03-15-2010, 01:30 PM
I love this. All the stain fans that developed a man crush on Quinn, bought his jersey,
and wore them all over town can retire those 10's right next to their Tim Couch jerseys.