Sugar Bowl How Sweet It Was So Why Will Brady Quinn Be Drafted Before Jamarcus Russell

Updated: January 5, 2007



It was CLEAR before

the Sugar Bowl that

JaMarcus Russell is

a better Quarterback

than Brady Quinn now

AFTER the Sugar Bowl


Russell is Better so why

Will we continue to hear with numbing repetitiveness until April that Brady Quinn will likely be the #1 Draft Choice in the 2007 NFL Draft. Anyone want to take a guess ….. go out on a Limb ??

Russell is bigger, faster, throws far better and longer than anyone. Russell led his team to #4 in the 2006 season. In overall QB stats for Quarterbacks in the NCAA JaMarcus is #3 in the nation to Quinn’s #14. And on Wednesday night JaMarcus Russell took Brady Quinn to the cleaners in a devastating performance 41-14 and JaMarcus Russell named MVP of the Rose Bowl.

So WHY is Brady Quinn likely

to be the #1 Draft Choice

anyone want to guess

The fact is JaMarcus Russell, Heisman winner Troy Smith ( who destroyed Quinn in that vote ), and Florida’s best Quarterback ever Chris Leak who led the Gators to finish #2 in the nation and will play Ohio State for the BCS College Championship on Monday evening are ALL better than Quinn.

The best way for us to highlight

JaMarcus Russell’s talent and

and his potential in today’s Box

is with quotes from various sources

following his amazing Sugar Bowl

performance Wednesday night ….

The Times-Picayune

” In a 41-14 victory over Notre Dame, Russell carved the Fighting Irish defense in somewhat the same fashion he demolished defenses in and out of the SEC over a three-year stretch in which he finished 25-4 as a starting quarterback..”

Sports Illustrated

” There are several people in the scouting community who feel that LSU junior JaMarcus Russell has the best NFL potential of any quarterback in the nation. In their minds it is Russell, not Quinn, who should be the first quarterback selected, if Russell leaves school early, as expected.”

Atlanta Journal Constitution

” Russell threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns and did a convincing Vince Young impression by running for another. He would roundly outplay heralded Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn (148 yards, two touchdowns and as many interceptions). ”

Chicago Daily Herald

” Russell, LSU’s star quarterback and another NFL prospect. It would be hard to put up much better numbers than he did during this regular season, when he completed nearly 69 percent of his throws, ranked third in the NCAA in passing efficiency and accounted for 26 touchdowns with only 7 interceptions.”

USA Today

” JaMarcus Russell, a unanimous selection as the game’s most valuable player, broke a 14-14 tie near the end of the first half, scoring on a 5-yard quarterback draw. He completed 11 of his first 15 second-half passes, setting up two LSU field goals and providing the night’s exclamation point with 18 seconds left in the third quarter. Dodging defensive pressure, he launched a 58-yard scoring strike to freshman receiver Brandon LaFell. LSU (11-2) went on to score the game’s final 27 points. ”

The New York Times

“JaMarcus Russell came into the Sugar Bowl as the other quarterback, a gifted one but not the one wearing the iconic gold helmet or the one trying to put a happy ending on a storybook career at Notre Dame, like Brady Quinn. But Russell left the Superdome on Wednesday night as a Louisiana State legend and may just leave college football altogether as the N.F.L’s next No. 1 pick.”

Houston Chronicle

” JaMarcus Russell thoroughly outperformed Brady Quinn and sent Notre Dame to another post-season meltdown, leading No. 4 LSU to a 41-14 rout of college football’s most storied program Wednesday night.”

Detroit Free Press

” Russell and LSU’s feared defense took control after half time, turning a tenuous 21-14 game into a laugher. The 6-foot-6, 257-pound quarterback, who is bigger than many players on Notre Dame’s defense, threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns. He also had his first rushing score of the season and set up LSU’s other TD with a 31-yard pass.”

We could go on and on

but why should we bother

the facts are indisputable

it’s Brady Who and

JaMarcus Russell

is the far better


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