July 18, 2009

Rookie Edition: Richard Quinn "His Time Will Come"

With 3 possible starting tight ends already on hand with the Denver Broncos, Richard Quinn’s chances of seeing any regular season action are slim but nevertheless his time will come.

Only time will tell when he gets that opportunity to make his mark in the NFL.

Richard Emanuel Quinn Jr. was born on September 6, 1986 in Huntsville, Alabama to mother Yolanda and father Richard Quinn Sr. He played two seasons at Butler High School in Huntsville before his family moved to Maple Heights, Ohio his sophomore year.

It was there at Maple Heights High School he began to show promise as not only a tight end, but an improving receiver.

It doesn’t hurt to be a flexible football player on the field.

He was coached by Jeff Rotsky and became a two-time all-conference and all-district selection at Maple Heights. Quinn was also named the #15 tight end in the country by Rivals.com and was a member of the SuperPrep’s All-Midwest Team.

As a junior he caught 12 passes for 254 yards and one touchdown. In his final year at Maple Heights he led his high school to a winning record of 10-2 and a playoff berth. He also posted 32 catches for 468 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior.

In addition to football, Quinn also played basketball and became the top rebounder in the conference in 2004.

After he enrolled at the University of North Carolina in January of 2005 he began participating in spring drills. He played in nine games for the Tar Heels on special teams and as a reserve tight end.

In 2006, he fractured his shoulder blade a week before the season opener and spent the season as a medical redshirt.

Technically, as Quinn saw no action on the field in 2006, his sophomore year began in 2007. As a redshirt sophomore for UNC he played in 12 games (with 8 starts) recording four receptions for 27 yards (6.8 avg.) and one touchdown.

On September 15, 2007 in a game against Virginia he recorded his first touchdown of his college career on a 2-yard reception. He had another highlight of his sophomore year on October 16, 2007 when he was named one of UNC’s offensive players of the week in a win against Miami.

Quinn made the 2008 season his last in college but he made it a good one. Even though he remained a redshirt for his junior year he played in 13 games (with 12 starts) posting 8 receptions for 97 yards (12.1 avg.) and one touchdown. He blocked for the UNC offense that led the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) in passing efficiency (138.9).

In a game at Miami he posted 2 receptions for 24 yards (12 avg.) and in another game against Duke, Quinn reeled in 2 passes for 42 yards (21 avg.) as well as a 32-yard touchdown. He was named one of UNC’s offensive players of the week after wins against Duke and #20 Georgia Tech.

He also received honorable mention All-American accolades from Scout.com.

After the 2008 season, Richard Quinn elected to forgo his senior year and entered himself into the 2009 NFL Draft. He was selected in the second round by the Denver Broncos (64th overall).

As previously stated, with 3 tight ends (with experience) already at hand to be starters for the Broncos in the 2009 season, his chances of playing are slim. However, it is never too late to think about what Richard Quinn could give to the NFL.

With only 12 career receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns, Quinn’s main talent lies in blocking. Essentially, he gave the NC Tar Heels another offensive tackle to have at the line of scrimmage and he did that the best.

Most teams are looking for a tight end coupled with the talent of being a receiving specialist. With the improvement of his receiving skills, he could become a sought after tight end + receiver.

Although now (being this upcoming season) may not be his break in the NFL he does, however, have 3 people ahead of him that he could learn from. I am sure Graham and Scheffler, both on top of their game, would be willing to take Mr. Quinn under their wings and share their knowledge.

Indeed, it would be a great opportunity for him and beneficial to his career.

With training camp just a few weeks away, Quinn will get his chance to show what he’s made of to the coaches and his fellow teammates, hoping to prove he’ll be worth a starting job soon in his future.

Just wait and see. His time will come.


To make up for last time, click on the following links to watch “The Moreno Express” in action.

The Hurdle

Moreno 2008 Highlights

72 comments:

  1. YAY First LOL

    second one, miss ashleys on a roll congrats. hopefully his Basketball skillsprove useful for us like Antonio Gates proved for the chargers.

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  2. Just wanted to say I couldn't find one video on Quinn so sorry about that but hopefully it will be made up to you all with the 2 videos I posted of Moreno. They're awesome to see.

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  3. LOL TRB... would be nice to see something come through for Quinn. Like I stated I hope he can learn some stuff from Graham & Scheff... couldn't have 2 better people to learn from in his position.

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  4. And yes I am on a roll... vroom vroom!! hahaha Watch out!!!

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  5. I don't like the white background. Too simple. It looked better orange. Now it's plain. It looks less of a Broncos site.

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  6. Good article Ashley. I had faith..... Quinn, I think, will play more of a blocking role, at least initially. We are yet to see how much McD will utilize the TE's in the passing game. NE loved the blocking TE's (Graham). But I think that "The Mighty Quinn" is our TE of the future.

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  7. Well, don't know if anybody is online? Test, test.........

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  8. I'm back Dave... had to go eat some dinner! Was yummy too! haha

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  9. I have to cook dinner in about an hour. We lost a member? We had 12 and now there is only 11?

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  10. We didn't lose a member... I guess JazzyFrizzle for some reason had 2 profiles up there. One with that name and then another that had his real name, so the one with his actual name got removed. So its all good homie!! LOL hahaha

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  11. Gotcha. I was soooo confused

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  12. Hey, I have to go make dinner. I'll get back on in a couple hours (around 6) and chat.

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  13. Helloooooo. Anybody out there, there, there, there, there.....

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  14. I'm here, here, here, here.... on the other blog, blog, blog. LOL Too funny!

    Aussie and Chris (seriously drugged up) are on the other blog Aussie posted. Although Chris said he'd be back after a while but I'm here.

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  15. Sorry, Princess, I was emailing a letter to M. Kiszla as to why I deserve the free Bronco ticket to the Browns game. Winner (most persuasive) gets the ticket.

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  16. if nobody replies to this by 8:30 I will start talking to myself

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  17. I'm here... but feel free to talk to yourself. hahahaha

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  18. lucky, you saved me from having to talk to myself.

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  19. did ya hear from Dave today?

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  20. Almost didn't say anything before 8:30... wanted to see what you would do. LOL

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  21. emergency, gotta go. bye.

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  22. Talked to him a bit on the other blog but not really.

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  23. How can a 15 year old have an emergency? What, his ice cream is melting? Just kidding Doc. You know I love yuh little brother.

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  24. Have to get up at 5:30 and take it for it's regular maintenance. Have to have it to Chapman Dodge at 7am. Don't know how long it will take?

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  25. Was seriously like 2 seconds away from starting another conversation with myself. hahaha

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  26. Gee, that sounds like fun!! lol

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  27. I bet it would have been nothing but girl talk, ha, ha.

    I wrote "it" when I meant my car. Now THAT'S talking to myself, ha, ha.

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  28. Yeah, fun. Sit around for 2-3 hours. I rank it right up there with wearing fiberglass underwear.

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  29. So how have you been today? I got an email from Victor, today. He and LBWilson56 went to the bar the other night. He said they made it home the other night ok. He said he was lit. He was drinking shots of Jager, yuk.

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  30. I probably would've talked about how cute John Lynch is... hahahaha!!!

    Yeah nothing is more fun than sitting around waiting for them to finish up with your car. Yip-ee.

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  31. I'm fine... getting stressed as to how I'm gonna retain this one class of mine cause I'm having to wait till tomorrow to pay for my classes.

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  32. My days of edumacating myself are done. Been there, done that. Good luck on that tomorrow.

    I will not be staying on long, as I said. I have to get up early and I have a long day. I still have to take the garbage out and the recycleble stuff. I just shaved so I don't have to do it in the morning. Just shower and go. I have to get grocries tomorrow also. never a dull moment.

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  33. I'm waiting for my days of edumacation to be over... getting really annoyed with it. Its more like I'm annoyed with the school I'm at right now. Irritate me to no end!

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  34. Do you live with your folks, Princess?

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  35. sorry, I'm back now.

    holy crap, the craziest thing just happened. my dog escaped from my backyard when by brother opened our gate and so he goes running down our street. then I see a silver pick up truck driving up my street with my dog in the passenger seat. I told them to stop and had to talk to them because apparently my dog tried to kill the old ladies cat ( my dog isn't very intimidating ) so she was going to take him to the animal shelter. I had to talk to her and got my dog back. very strage though.

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  36. Yeah I live with my mom. No family out here at all, just me and her.

    LOL, quite the story there Doc.

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  37. I have to leave in 10 mins. going to crash for the night at my friends house just so you guys know.

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  38. Did Dorathy, I mean Doc, save Toto from the mean ole wicked witch, ha, ha. Glad you rescued him Doc. Sounds like the woman is a heartless be-otch?

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  39. Well I get to crash at my house and then have a very stressful day tomorrow... whoopee!!

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  40. ya its dark outside and I had to stand in the middle of the road trying to convince this stupid old hag to give me my dog back.

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  41. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... do you have any idea how funny that sounds?! Oh my word, you people make me laugh.

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  42. Im just pissed because she is lecturing me on how to control my dog ( my dog wouldn't hurt a fly, he's just a playful little puppy ) and she is treating him like he's some vicious dog that tried to kill her cat. she grabbed him by the face and started yelling at him right in front of me. if she hit him I would've hit her.

    well I gotta fly off into the wind now. adios amigos.

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  43. She does sound like a wicked witch however don't ever hit a woman, even someone as mean as this lady... don't want to end up comparing yourself to Marshall!!

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  44. I wish somebody would have attempted that with my wolf. Zeb would have been having himself a midnight snack.

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  45. haha, I bet he would have. So why did you ask me earlier if I lived with my mom?

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  46. Laters Doc. I have to go to Ashley. Watching Fortress while I type. Rather finish watching then sleep. I will try to do an article tomorrow night. Something about the team as a whole and the projection for the season, who will start, who will make 2nd team and who will get cut.

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  47. Just asking because I never did before. Wondered if you lived with family or roommates?

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  48. Alright, talk to ya later. Night night!

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  49. Night night? What am I, 6?

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  50. LOL, maybe. Should've seen me earlier tonight... was acting like I was 6. Me & my dog went sliding down the stairs... hahaha, too much fun.

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  51. No it was even funnier than that... well it was to me. I sat like right on the top of the stairs and I have on these really slippery kind of shorts and I just went sliding down the stairs and my dog was chasing me and barking at me. LOL

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  52. I want to see that on video, ha, ha. Well, good night for real. Sleep well.

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  53. Yes it was a great camera moment. Night night!! hahahaha

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  54. Ok don't be afraid the Gouldinator1 is back, time to fix up the colours. Now if I change the background to orange is that all that needs to be done or is there more. Personally, I think a blue background with the white/gray comment background would be nice, thoughts??

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  55. Oh everyone gone, be at uni all day so that is why I haven't been around.

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  56. Hey, came back on just to see if anything new had changed with the site and I'm so stressed out I can't sleep!

    I like the orange in the background but if there was a way to make it orange & blue in the background with a white comment page, I think that would look cool. A white comment page is easier to read although I really liked it when it was blue. I'm just thinking it would look really cool if it was like an orange & blue collage in the background. I need my orange somehow!! LOL

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  57. Ok thanks to Ashely I have had a made idea. I hope this works.

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  58. Excited to see what you come up with!

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  59. Nothing over the top just an idea

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  60. Alright, gonna try and go to sleep all stressed out. This is not gonna go well!!

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