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Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:28 pm
Edited on: February 21, 2012 5:04 pm
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Quinn and Tebow: Not BFFs after all? (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Broncos quarterback Brady Quinn will be a free agent on March 13. While he didn't make our list of top free-agent quarterbacks (although he was honorable mention!), he'll likely end up landing a backup job somewhere for the 2012 season.

Just don't count on it being Denver, at least based on the quotes he gave Mike Silver for an oral history of Tebowmania in the latest issue of GQ.

"Early in the season, there was a game when Kyle [Orton] got hurt and the coaches were calling for me to go in, but Kyle got up and finished the game out," Quinn said. "So I was the second-string guy. Then, a few weeks later, they decided to put Tim in. I felt like the fans had a lot to do with that. Just 'cause they were chanting his name. There was a big calling for him. No, I didn't have any billboards. That would have been nice."


This is a harmless quote. You don't have to be a backup quarterback to want billboards pulling for you all over the town you live in.

But Quinn's comments took a different tone as his comments continued throughout the article.

"We've had a lot of, I guess, luck, to put it simply," Quinn said, recalling the Broncos memorable overtime win over the Bears.

Again, more or less harmless. Marion Barber running out of bounds and then fumbling is the definition of luck. It's not the greatest thing in the world to say about your (former?) teammates, especially if you want your job again in 2012, but it's not incendiary. But how do you feel about the way Tim acts off the field, Brady?

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"If you look at it as a whole, there's a lot of things that just don't seem very humble to me," Quinn said. "When I get that opportunity, I'll continue to lead not necessarily by trying to get in front of the camera and praying but by praying with my teammates, you know?"

Annnnnnd ... scene. At least on Quinn's career with the Broncos. Remember, they shipped Kyle Orton out of town because he was going to be a pain in the locker room. And they already know what they've got in Quinn (read: a guy who can't beat out Tebow for the backup job).

The Broncos said they want to bring in two more quarterbacks to generate some competition, but they're unlikely to bring in (or back) anyone who might truly try and undermine Tebowmania in Denver. If you're coming out to Mile High, you've got buy into the idea that you're going to get pelted with foam crosses should you win the starting gig.

But maybe Quinn's comments in the magazine aren't as bad as represented. Quinn released a statement on Twitter Tuesday afternoon refuting the nature of his comments in Silver's article.

"The comments attributed to me in a recent magazine article are in NO WAY reflective of my opinion of Tim and the Broncos," Quinn tweeted. "Tim deserves a lot of credit for our success and I'm happy for him and what he accomplished. Most importantly, he is a great teammate. That interview was conducted three months ago, and the resulting story was a completely inaccurate portrayal of my comments.

"I have addressed my disappointment with the writer and have reached out to Tim to clear this up. I apologize to anyone who feels I was trying to take anything away from our Team's or Tim's success this season."

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Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:39 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

If Brady Quinn was any good, he would be playing and there would be no need for all this schoolgirlish jealousy.  He's been around the NFL for 5 years and he's lucky to have lasted that long.  Shut up, hold the clipboard and and collect your paycheck.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:29 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

If you don't want us to comment on the articles, then remove this option from your website. This way you can be the same and boring as the others. We read what your writers write and that's it. Case closed....



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:29 am
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Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:28 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

I'm fine with people criticizing Tebow as a player but the haters that try and bash him as a person just come across as realy sad, pathetic, and spiteful people. I actually feel so for them. I can't imagine what it's like going through life so full of hate for someone you don't even know.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:26 am
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:24 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Why was my post deleted. I said nothing but voiced my opinion and used no vulgar language. This is what I mean. You can't speak your peace without offending someone, even the people who watch these boards. Please tell me on here what wrote that was wrong for it to be removed by the Administrator.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:16 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

This is without question the dumbest thing I've read.  Show proof of any of the things that you quote.  This is hilarious.  It's like people on the internet can actually create their own fictitious image of anyone.
that's the problem, he cant show it. he claims that Leak was held down by Tebow and that Tebow's non-humble self allowed for Newton to not play. the guy is a Tebow hater, but when you talk to him, he will say, "no, i'm an un-biased reporter" but guys who claim to be un-biased reporters dont attack a player like he does and he attacks Tebow not just as a player, but as a man. there's a difference with him and other Tebow haters and it's he will say he's not one, but other people who hate him at least admit to it.




Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:12 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

An Evangelical Christian is supposed to wear his religion on his sleeve.  A Catholic does not generally interpret the Bible in that form.  This whole digging into the way he prays really is out of bounds, because it's pointlessly standing in judgment of an individual.  This isn't a Government issue.  There is no Separation of Church and State.  You're obviously confusing the right to be free from Government backed religion with the right of an individual to practice his own beliefs as he wants, so long as he doesn't infringe on the rights of others.  What rights are being infringed on here?  What does it matter to you, if he prays publicly.  If your concern was that he's brainwashing others, than I think your logic is seriously flawed because the whole intent of the Evangelical belief system is to spread the word of God.

Second, how is he supposed to pray privately on a football field? Is he forced to wait until the game is over?  No why should he have to do that. He does it on the sideline, which is the most private place he can go without leaving the field.  The fact that the camera gravitates to him is not his fault.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:02 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Now you guys see: more is being revealed as I released this information with many post last year.  The media decided to post it but I posted this months ago.  I always stay 5 steps ahead of the media.  When you look at all the antics by Tebow, not praying when he loses or all the rage for a QB, I say he might be roiding.  Either way, the truth is going to surface and I think Tebow is young and the media has built him into this "only person" that prays.  Yet all over the internet are clips of him partying in Vegas, drinking with friends and hanging out in late night spots.  Is Tebow a "real" Christian?  Nothing in his actions speak of a Christian on the field.  Leak, Wuerrful, Ward were all devout Christians who lead by examply not by trying to get attention.  In college I remember when he didn't want to give te back-ups playing time to build his stats.  That is real humble isn't it.
This is without question the dumbest thing I've read.  Show proof of any of the things that you quote.  This is hilarious.  It's like people on the internet can actually create their own fictitious image of anyone.



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 10:40 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Maybe some athletes shouldnt talk, tweet, or blog.  Anyway, I DONT care about opinions of ANY nature from athletes making millions.  Just play.   


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