Remember Johnny Quinn? He was a training camp body for the Green Bay Packers in 2008 who played wide receiver and was released at the final cut-down. Well, Quinn is now a member of Team USA at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, as a member of the four-man bobsled team.
As a receiver, Quinn needed to use quick moves on his routes to break free from defenders and get open. In Sochi, he put those skills to a different use as he got stuck in his hotel room:
Sure, it might have been his bobsled training, but I like to think that some credit should go to the Packers' coaching staff for their work with Quinn in 2008. Maybe he put some of his run-blocking training to use or learned from disengaging from bump-and-run coverage and was able to use his football skills to escape.
In any case, this makes for a rather hilarious story with a Packers connection. Besides, as one reader pointed out to me, maybe the Packers could use that tenacity at safety or linebacker when Quinn gets back stateside.
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