Quinn Laying Groundwork for Training Camp Holdout

The new look Cleveland Browns may very well start training camp without their new QB – Brady Quinn. The Cincy Enquirer is reporting that Quinn’s agent, Tom Condon, may hold his high profile client out of Browns training camp. This should not be much of a shock, as the team has had a history of #1 picks holding out for a moderate amount of time since their return to the league in 1999.

At a recent practice, Quinn was already putting the blame for a possible holdout on his agent and his new team. “That’s something, I don’t know, that’s (Condon’s) job,” Quinn told reporters. “The pressure’s on him, not me. The pressure’s on me to perform on the field. I think there (are) two sides to it. It’s not just on me. It’s on him and the Browns. They’ve got to come to an agreement and figure something out. I’m just a guy out here playing. They’re doing all the talking.”

That is not a good attitude for Quinn to already be taking, as instead of telling his agent that he wants a deal done to ensure he’s in camp when it opens, he basically is already telling those in the media that he won’t be there, and worse yet, it’s not his fault.

No doubt the Browns are still in mode of thinking that Charlie Frye is the starter, but anyone inside the team knows that the job will eventually belong to Quinn, who fell in their laps in the April draft. Of couse by starting out and missing camp, that will not give him any sort of advantage in a QB race, and would also make him out to have quite the ego among his veteran teammates.


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