Kansas City Chiefs QB Brady Quinn spoke to the Cleveland media on Wednesday as the Chiefs continue to prepare for the Browns on Sunday. The Akron Beacon Journal posted a transcript, parts of which are below.
What has coach Romeo Crennel's leadership meant?: "It was huge. He was that steady rock in the midst of everything. He was witnessing it, so he knew he had to put it on himself to be the guy to mentally communicate what had happened to us, but also at the same time lead us because there was going be so many emotions involved and a lot of guys searching and looking around to see how they should respond."
Your career, 2007 first-round pick, didn't expect this?: "Things never go the way you expect them to in life. My mind's not really on my career. If I've learned anything in my career, it's that you really can't take things past one day at a time. This league, it's such a rollercoaster ride no matter who you are that you've just got to continue to try to get better every day and focus on the task at hand. That's got to be where your focus is."
How disappointed are you it didn't work out with Browns because you grew up rooting for them?: "Yeah, it definitely feels like it's been a long time, and I think looking back on it again, you can either look at it one of two ways. And I try to look at it as I felt very blessed and I was thankful for the opportunity from the Browns when it was Mr. Lerner at the time and Phil Savage and obviously RAC as the coach. I loved the guys on the team, my teammates. The fans there were amazing. I had such a wonderful time. That's why I think when I got the coach that I was being traded, I was just kind of shocked to be honest with you. But that's part of life, right? You're going to get thrown curve balls here and there and you've got to adjust and move onto the next thing."