You have to be kidding me . Ridiculous premise aside, how does an article that begins with "It's all about looks, baby" seriously condone selecting the latest example of overrated, female-fans-will-dig-him quarterbacks with the No. 8 pick in the draft? At its crux, Solomon's theory appears to be founded upon the notion that the Texans should take Brady Quinn because "[h]e just might be the last gas station for many a mile."
Did I miss something? Are there no other quarterbacks available in this year's draft? For that matter, has there been a moratorium on quarterbacks in all future drafts? And in free agency? The "last gas station" argument may well be the dumbest thing I've ever read, and I've read a Skip Bayless article or two.
A word of advice, Jerome: Stop worshipping at the altar of all things New England. Yes, yes, we know you worked at the Boston Globe for a couple of years, thus somehow making you qualified to wax poetic about how Tom Brady is the greatest thing since sliced bread and/or that Bill Belichick is the greatest coach in the history of time. But just because someone has a tie to the object(s) of your affection (in this case, Charlie Weis) does not automatically make him the savior of the Texans.
How can any true fan of the Texans, having seen David Carr the last five (5) years, honestly argue that Brady Quinn is the smart pick at No. 8? Any insight anyone can give me would be much appreciated.