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Old 05-18-2009, 07:01 AM   #1
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Before last season, National Football Scouting formed its opinion on North Carolina tight end Richard Quinn. He was graded between a sixth-round pick and an undrafted free agent.

After Quinn caught only eight passes for 97 yards, he had his own opinion. The sixth round seemed like a reach.

"I thought maybe I'd be a free agent and be blessed to have the opportunity to come to a team and maybe try out," he said.

Draft prognosticators weren't high on Quinn. Mel Kiper Jr. had Quinn ranked as a mid-round pick. Pro Football Weekly had Quinn ranked eighth among tight ends.

So how, a few minutes after text messaging his agent on draft day to say that he was going to sleep, did Quinn wind up as a second-round pick of the Denver Broncos?

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Old 05-18-2009, 07:13 AM   #2
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Interesting...

His agent, Peter Schaffer, said it wasn't one team making a gigantic reach. He said he fielded calls from a few teams that wanted Quinn in the middle of the second round, but they traded their picks or passed on Quinn to fill other needs. Schaffer said Quinn would have gone in the first few picks of the third round.

Before the draft, Schaffer said he talked to Texans general manager Rick Smith, who wanted Quinn in the middle of the third round.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:16 AM   #3
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I think he would have went in the first few picks of the 3rd round. Not really a reach at all and I think will be a great TE in our scheme.
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Seems like other teams valued Quinn's blocking ability as well.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:21 AM   #5
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seems like a strange pick to jump up for when we have Daniel Graham..
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:25 AM   #6
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His agent, Peter Schaffer, said it wasn't one team making a gigantic reach. He said he fielded calls from a few teams that wanted Quinn in the middle of the second round, but they traded their picks or passed on Quinn to fill other needs. Schaffer said Quinn would have gone in the first few picks of the third round.

Before the draft, Schaffer said he talked to Texans general manager Rick Smith, who wanted Quinn in the middle of the third round.
The agent says it so it must be true.

Funny how some team say they want him in the middle of the 2nd round, but don't, but yet the agent is certain that he would be drafted early in the 3rd?
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:28 AM   #7
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"I'm a Dr Pepper richer because that was the bet."

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Old 05-18-2009, 08:20 AM   #8
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He must have impressed MCD with his 'gregariousness'----this was the pick that made me vomit almost as much as trading next year's #1 for Smith........hopefully, this guy can block like Graham.....
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This is powerful hilarious for the Josh detractors ....

I would really love to see where this guy was on other teams' draft boards.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:29 AM   #10
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Again, everyone seems to flip out over the trade to get him, but if we spent the two thirds on Quinn and Olsen most people could probably deal with it. I think Quinn has a great chance of panning out.
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Old news...but Quinn was coveted here IMO because Daniel Graham is going to be sent packing. Yes I know the Pats used two blocking TE's...well he was let go there so I think he'll be let go here. He's to costly and apparently McD doesn't value the TE in the offense anyway if you go by what the Pats TE's do in the passing game. We have a UDFA TE in camp plus Jeb the human crash dummy as well. Quinn...may or may not have been there in the 3rd...not sure but unless he's an absolutely amazing blocker it seems like a big time reach.
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[Agent] said he fielded calls from a few teams that wanted [Player] in the middle of the [insert] round, but they traded their picks or passed on [Player] to fill other needs. [Agent] said [Player] would have gone in the first few picks of the [insert next] round.
Technically, every agent could say this about every one of their clients.
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People keep saying we spent two thirds on him, ignoring the fact that we got a 4th in return. We didn't lose any picks in the deal.
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Old news...but Quinn was coveted here IMO because Daniel Graham is going to be sent packing. Yes I know the Pats used two blocking TE's...well he was let go there so I think he'll be let go here. He's to costly and apparently McD doesn't value the TE in the offense anyway if you go by what the Pats TE's do in the passing game. We have a UDFA TE in camp plus Jeb the human crash dummy as well. Quinn...may or may not have been there in the 3rd...not sure but unless he's an absolutely amazing blocker it seems like a big time reach.
NE ran a lot of 2 tight end sets and 3 TE sets near the goal line. There's room for both Graham and Quinn
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NE ran a lot of 2 tight end sets and 3 TE sets near the goal line. There's room for both Graham and Quinn
Graham...I suspect is to rich for Pat Bowlen's blood for what he does. He just signed a huge contract and I don't know how long his contract is for but I bet Bowlen's already laying plans to push the eject button. If there's another Richard Quinn out there in the draft next year or through FA this year...don't say I didn't tell you.
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seems like a strange pick to jump up for when we have Daniel Graham..
We'll have 3 TE's on the field at times
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I actually would prefer to see Hillis playing the H-back spot jumping from a backfield spot as FB to a TE position or lining up in the backfield as a receiver as well. He's much more talented and versitile than any one dimensional blocking TE and while he might need to work on his blocking, the guy's clearly capable physically. I hate to see him or Scheffler off the field to make room for someone like Quinn.
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It's obvious that with the uncapped year coming we will be shedding as many of the high cost contracts as possible. (Owners, Bowlen included, are going to be taking as much profit next year as possible.) So look at our draft with that in mind. Our so-called "reaches" were all made with a specific contract dump in mind. The two most obvious ones: Champ, and Graham. Neither player will be a Bronco next year. Which is why Alphonso and Quinn were drafted.
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It's obvious that with the uncapped year coming we will be shedding as many of the high cost contracts as possible. (Owners, Bowlen included, are going to be taking as much profit next year as possible.) So look at our draft with that in mind. Our so-called "reaches" were all made with a specific contract dump in mind. The two most obvious ones: Champ, and Graham. Neither player will be a Bronco next year. Which is why Alphonso and Quinn were drafted.
I don't know if DG and CB are in that group, but I said this during and after the draft which is why we took an opportunity to dump one of the 1sts.
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seems like a strange pick to jump up for when we have Daniel Graham..
there is another word for it.
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I actually would prefer to see Hillis playing the H-back spot jumping from a backfield spot as FB to a TE position or lining up in the backfield as a receiver as well. He's much more talented and versitile than any one dimensional blocking TE and while he might need to work on his blocking, the guy's clearly capable physically. I hate to see him or Scheffler off the field to make room for someone like Quinn.
Just a guess, but I have a feeling Hillis will come out listed as a fullback, and be utilized much like you said, but also as a single back. I think Quinn will be used more as a 2nd blocking TE in situations where we're looking to pound the ball. In fact, Hillis and Quinn could be on the field at the same time quite a bit, imo.

Overall, I think there's going to be a level of player movement and substitution in Denver that the fans just haven't seen. It'll take some getting used to, but it's worked very well for NE.
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Just a guess, but I have a feeling Hillis will come out listed as a fullback, and be utilized much like you said, but also as a single back. I think Quinn will be used more as a 2nd blocking TE in situations where we're looking to pound the ball. In fact, Hillis and Quinn could be on the field at the same time quite a bit, imo.

Overall, I think there's going to be a level of player movement and substitution in Denver that the fans just haven't seen. It'll take some getting used to, but it's worked very well for NE.
Add to that the idea of Scheffler lining up inside then splitting wide as a receiver at 6'5" 250.
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Overall, I think there's going to be a level of player movement and substitution in Denver that the fans just haven't seen. It'll take some getting used to, but it's worked very well for NE.
I am all for player substitution and packages that accentuate players skill sets.

I am glad we have that kind of depth at TE where we have the luxury of a Pass catcher (when healty), a established blocking Vet, a Rookie Blocker, an Hback/fullback.

We may have the greatest TE core in the league.

Too bad our Dline is still; neglected, underpowered, unproven, young, inexperienced, lacking talent or vet leadership.

Doom and Thomas are our Dline Vets. I doubt they strike fear in anyone.

Can't fix everything in one year I guess.
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