Although it feels like a lifetime's worth of Tim Tebow news has happened since, it's actually only been a week since John Elway said the Broncos quarterback of the future currently wasn't on the roster.
Now, a week later and one Denver win richer, Elway is "disappointed" that people misunderstood what he was trying to say on his radio show last Monday. He clarified the remarks this week on the same radio show.
"I was surprised in the fact that people took it to be a negative answer, and it really wasn't a negative answer," Elway said Monday on KDSP-FM in Denver, via NFL.com. "That's where I was taken aback. It wasn't meant to be a strike at Timmy at all.
"It was just a reality check of where we were at the time, and it wasn't a negative because I tried to follow it up with all the positive things we were doing and tried to point out some things we needed to get better at."
Elway, at the time, emphasized that the team wasn't going to win a championship if its quarterback was completing less than 50 percent of his passes, or if they weren't converting third downs.
But because the question he was asked centered around whether or not the quarterback of the future was on the roster, many folks took it a way that Elway apparently didn't intend.
"I was disappointed, and obviously I need to do a better job communicating that message, because the way it was taken was taken more negative than obviously I really meant it to be," Elway said. "So that's just one of those situations, and it's something I'll learn from also."
Look, Elway's in a lose-lose situation when he tries to answer that question. If he says "yes," he's committing to Tebow for the long term even if he's not sure that's what he wants to do. And if he goes back on his decision, he's sure to hear from many angry Tebow supporters down the road.
On the other hand, if he doesn't commit to Tebow as the franchise's future, he's pretty clearly undermining any support for Tebow from the organization. Even if that's not what he's actually doing.
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