by Shane Bacon
It was all about Brady Quinn, right up until the savior de jawbone was walking out on the field to shake hands with his opponent a loser, pushing his record as a starter to 0-1 and making all of Cleveland realize that the problems have nothing to do with quarterback.
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Quinn was actually quite impressive last night, going 23-35 for 239 yards and two touchdowns, putting his team in a position to knock off Denver and possibly save their season. This loss, just like last week against Baltimore, had little to do with the guy throwing the ball and plenty to do with the rest of the guys defending the ball.
Cutler's final touchdown, an 11-yard pass to Brandon Marshall with 1:14 left in the game, was his third on a night that the fastballer threw for 447 yards.
If you're going to harp on the Browns go ahead and poke fun at the nonexistent pass rush, who sacked Cutler only once last night and gave him more time in the pocket to throw the ball than a prisoner with a life sentence. Cutler would drop back, sit, sit, sit, sit, and finally see his target making a move here and get the ball to him. It isn't brain surgery -- if a talented quarterback has time to throw the ball, plays are inevitable.
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