Quinn has been a mixed bag so far showing some good things and some bad. This is how I would grade him:
Positives - He has remade our entire OL and we have a decent group up front right now. No OL is perfect, but overall this is a much better OL than we ever had under Mayhew or Millen. It takes a lot of resources to remake an OL and it will cause deficiencies elsewhere, which it has.
Negatives - he seems to have no idea how important speed is in the NFL and how much more important it is as we go. Tabor and Tavai are two examples of guys without the necessary speed to be effective players at the NFL level. LB as a whole is a complete bust for Quinn. Spielman needs to be hired to coach the LB’s (or defense as a whole) as he is not finding guys who understand the position and have the skills and makeup to succeed.
Draft - he added Ragnow, Swift, Hockenson, Golladay, Okwara, Oruwariye, Crosby, Dahl, Jackson & Okudah.
Negatives - Tabor, Davis, Tavai
FA - Marvin, Amendola, Collins, Flowers, Kearse, Shelton, Trufant, Coleman
Negatives - He has added mostly productive guys, but no home runs whatsoever.
Trades - Griffen, far too few trades when this is the cheapest way to add talent in the NFL!
He was a first time GM and has had a learning curve, but has he learned? Where is our speed at LB, WR or in the secondary? Not every “personnel guy” understands every position. Clearly LB is not one he understands or we would have TJ Watt instead of Davis. He made his mistake with Tabor and hopefully he has learned. The biggest question mark he has had was Patricia, who has shown some good things and lots of bad things. I was impressed how well they competed without Stafford last year and showed fight. On the bad side there are times when the team is clearly not prepared for the challenge.
Overall without this team growing through the rest of the season you have to give Patricia a fail and Quinn one for hiring him, despite what I like with the OL. The next 7 games we need to grow and win at least 5/7. The challenges of Covid and no camp have hurt a lot of teams so if it is close I suspect we see one more campaign, but winning 5 games will not be easy!