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Brady Quinn, JaMarcus Russell measure up in different ways
By Dan Arkush
Good morning, friends. I wanted to crank out a blog last night after the annual PFW Friday-night bash at St. Elmo's Steakhouse, but my brain was swimming in a sea of spirits, if you catch my drift. Suffice it to say, we had a great time. Compadres Tenorio and Mann held their own when it came to eating Elmo's famous shrimp cocktail. And all of us had steaks the size of footballs. As I'm typing, Gaines Adams, one of the top-rated defensive ends, is at one podium. On the other side of the room, new Giants GM Jerry Reese is speaking. No rest for the weary. Regarding yesterday's speakers, I was struck by high-profile QBs Brady Quinn and JaMarcus Russell in different ways. Quinn is super smooth and extremely confident. I couldn't help noticing how intently Browns GM Phil Savage watched his interview along with all of us ink-stained wretches. Everybody thinks Savage might have his eye on Russell, who he has known forever. But I wonder if Savage might be thinking about Quinn as an alternative. As for Russell, the dude is gigantic. In terms of presence at the mike, he's no Quinn. He's very soft-spoken and laid-back. But his size and skills make him very intriguing. I'll be back later.