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Wednesday open thread: What was Bob Quinn’s greatest “Hit”?

What’s the one move we wished he could’ve duplicated?

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Who’s your favorite one-Hit wonder? Maybe Milli Vanilli tickles your fancy. No? How about Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”? Whoever you choose, there will likely be ardent fans of that act that will say, “They had other great songs too!” The gift (and sometimes curse) with music is that it’s subjective. There are no right or wrong opinions (aside from the utter sham of a person who would disrespect Radiohead).

Sports can, at times, exude subjectivity (cue the Lebron vs. MJ GOAT debate) but can also have clear cut moments of good and bad. With the ouster of Quinntricia, it’s hard to conjure up good moments, especially for Matt Patricia. But no coach/player/GM can be bad at every moment (right?). This is especially the case with former GM Bob Quinn.

He was more unspectacular than an absolute failure. But now we’ve been tasked with helping him update his resume as he likely ends up somewhere as an assistant (to the) regional scout somewhere. He only asks that we detail his greatest “hit” in Detroit. Sounds like a good time for Question of the Day.

What is Bob Quinn’s Greatest “Hit” in Detroit?

There are a few options to consider. He signed Marvin Jones Jr. to a very reasonable contract, one in which he clearly outperformed. The drafting of Kenny Golladay (especially in the third round) definitely deserves consideration as well. But my answer is actually his debut song draft pick.

My answer: Drafting Taylor Decker

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I’m going with Decker for a number of reasons. A franchise left tackle is one of the most important positions in football. Decker is playing a crucial position at the highest level (he’s ranked eighth amongst all tackles in the NFL at 83.5). He’s also signed long term to a decent deal (through 2024 at approximately $15 million annually) so he will be here for his second contract, unlike another good pick in Graham Glasgow. Additionally, he’s only 27 so he should have plenty of tread on his tires.

His teammate, Frank Ragnow, (who’s another strong contender as Quinn’s greatest hit) might be a little biased but he’s put his stamp of approval on him as well:

As we look to attract a marquee GM, the roster will be closely evaluated. Whoever we consider and vice versa will likely look to our young anchor at LT as one of the best piece to build this team going forward. Now it’s your turn. What’s your take on Bob Quinn’s best move during his tenure in Detroit?

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