17 Million Dollar Drop
In The Bucket....
A lot is being made over Brady's drop to number 22, but I don't think it is that big of a deal. Other than the emotional roller coaster of being on T.V. with your embarrassed mug on every two seconds, the draft is the draft and Brady just happened to be this years story. The good news for him is that the same team that passed on him at the three spot came back to select him. That is worth more than he would have gotten at 22 with Dallas.
The Browns called on Friday and told Brady that the third pick would not be used on him. So when the Browns selected Thomas, it wasn't a shock. Now Brady can have a stud Left Tackle to protect him. Something he hasn't had in a while. The bigger shock came later when the Dolphins selected Ginn Jr. out of tOSU. A side note: Junior will be in a boot for the next 8 or so weeks and will miss the first camp of the season. Good choice on that one Fins.
So the Dolphins passed on Brady and the news was out that it may be a while before he hears his name. The Commissioner took him into an undisclosed secret location to bar the media from feeding on Quinn. Still only embarrassment, no loss of life, no loss of cash in hand and he will only be able to tip the Scores girls Fitty $$ instead of a C-Note.
Did Brady lose any money by not being selected? Yes, on paper he did. I played the lottery yesterday and guess what, I didn't win. Did I lose 100 Million Dollars?
Quinn will do fine. He is a starter when the season opens and he will show his grit and toughness to all. Especially on October 14th when the Dolphins travel to Cleveland.
There have been other debacles in the draft. After a disappointing senior season in which Dan Marino saw his NFL value slip considerably, the Miami Dolphins selected Dan with the 27th overall pick in the 1983 draft. He was the fifth quarterback selected in that draft class. Boy did he make those who passed on him look bad. Dan Marino became the only quarterback to top the 60,000 yard passing mark. He also became the only quarterback to toss more than 400 touchdown passes. He has thrown more pass attempts and more completions than anyone else in the history of the game.
So Quinn going at 22 to a team that needs a quality QB is not the worst thing to happen. My sons are in a quandry now with us living in Cincinnati. They love Brady, but don't like the Browns. At least we will see him once a year down here.