Maybe It Was a Mistake

Sunday, October 7, 2007



at New England

1 p.m.


Punts for the Patriots in four games this season


Punts forced by the Browns in their win over the Ravens last Sunday

In the sixth round of the 2000 draft, Tom Brady was there for the Cleveland Browns. But instead, they picked the immortal Spergon Wynn out of Southwest Texas State, "a below-average quarterback at a small program," the Sporting News said at the time.

Seventeen picks later, Brady went to the Patriots.

How'd that one work out?

Wynn played 10 games for the Browns and Vikings, throwing one touchdown pass and seven interceptions, and was out of the league after the 2001 season. He was last seen playing for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. Brady has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, dated various models/actresses and become an all-around megastar.

For now, the Browns are banking on Derek Anderson, himself a sixth-round pick. Apart from the similar starts to their careers, Anderson hasn't exactly been inviting comparisons to Brady, but he's been doing enough to keep the Browns afloat, with nine touchdown passes and only five interceptions.

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