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BERNIE KOSAR PICKS CHARLIE FRYE OVER BRADY QUINN

Posted by HG on June 20, 2007

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What do you do when you’re a retired quarterback? You offer your opinion on who should be the starting signal caller for your former team. At least that’s what Bernie Kosar does:

‘‘People think because me and Charlie (Frye) are friends that’s why I feel like he’s ready. But just because I like (Frye) doesn’t make him a good quarterback. There’s no correlation. I just thought he did a great job dealing with all the problems the Browns went through last year.’’

Ok, Bernie and Charlie are friends.. That’s cool..

‘‘I think he played great to play average. There was so much that went wrong last year: The running game was non-existent, there wasn’t very good pass protection, guys dropped balls, the offensive system changed in the middle of the year — there were just so many obstacles to overcome. And I thought Charlie did a good job with it.’’

All right Bernie, it sounds like your leaning towards Frye but what about Brady Quinn?

‘‘There couldn’t be a worse-case scenario for a first-year quarterback to start. The Browns are certainly improved from last year. But with Romeo (Crennel) needing to win after a rough season, a new offensive system coming in, not to mention Brady has to learn the differences from college to the NFL — it’s just a very difficult situation.’’

I’m with Bernie when he says Crennel needs to win this year. Romeo’s gonna need a pretty good season to save his job imo. I agree that there’s an adjustment period for rookies. I’m not quite sure what a new system has to do with Brady Quinn.. He didn’t play in the old system. It’s possible Kosar means that a collective offensive unit would benefit from a more experienced quarterback when learning a new offense… Or he’s slightly hatin’. Either way, Brady played for the genius Charlie Weis in a pro style offense. Shouldn’t he be able to pick up on anything?

‘‘I was really well-coached in college. And the same could be said for Brady, coming from Charlie Weiss’ offense at Notre Dame. But you could also say that because that offense was so advanced, Brady didn’t have to deal with a lot of the problems other quarterbacks did.’’

Jeezus.. Brady Quinn should be thanking his lucky stars that Kosar wasn’t around on draft day. Brady might not have gone until the second or third round if Bernie had his say.

Kosar visits Warren, local football camp. Courtesy of the Tribune Chronicle

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