QB in the second round make you feel better?
"I'm not going to get into that," he said just a few minutes ago. "As a quarterback you want to be confident but a comparison right now is something I don't want to get into."
I'm afraid that for the next few years the names John Beck and Brady Quinn will be tied in the minds of Dolphins fans as inexorably as Drew Brees and Daunte Culpepper were last year, as surely as Larry Shannon and Randy Moss were years ago in a similar situation.
The fact is the Dolphins made their choice Saturday and, God bless them, I hope it works. The team obviously thought Ted Ginn Jr. will be a better player than Brady Quinn and that's the direction it went in the first round.
But, knowing that quarterbacks would be around in the second round, the Dolphins also made the calculated decision that having Ginn and Beck would be better than having Quinn and some other receiver.
So why not compare the careers of Ginn and Quinn? Well, those parallels will surely be drawn, too. But the fact is the Dolphins had a plan today of getting the QB in the second round instead of in the first -- a plan that surprised everyone except the Dolphins.
And so we will see if that decision -- the decision to take Beck later and not Quinn earlier -- will pan out.
By the way, this is not a situation that we'll have to wait three or four years to unfold. By next season, we will see if Miami's moves today were wise. By then, Beck should be the starting QB in Miami as Quinn should be in Cleveland.