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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
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: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:58 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

He evidently thinks he's the OTHER Brady, the one who can play!

Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:48 pm
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:46 pm
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Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:40 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Harmless comment blown up by the media.

Why the vent against Quinn? What he said was accurate and true.

Since: Feb 21, 2012
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:38 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Amazing, how the media is always twisting and squirming to "make" a story.  I certainly don't see anything offensive in Brady Quinn's comments.  And I wonder if tim tebow felt any offense?
What impresses me is Brady Quinn's reaction.  He is immediately apologetic for his words taken out of context.  He went immediately to the source....the writer, then to Tim Tebow to apologize. 
What a class act!!!!

For anyone whoever played sports, you have to remember why you played the game, whether it be tee-ball, little league basketball, high school football, college baseball, played to play....not be a backup, and you wanted a chance to prove yourself.  I doubt Brady Quinn is any different than you or me in that regard.  Good Luck to him!  I for one hope he gets the opportunity to start behind a solid offensive line.  I'm sure he will excel!

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:29 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Set aside anything any of us think about Tim Tebow.  I think it's safe to say he's very polarizing to both his supporters and detractors.  I don't think either side will dispute this much.

However, where does Brady Quinn and his 3-9 career record get to mouth off about anyone who wins as a starting quarterback?  I don't think it's stretch in anyway to say he's been less-than-stellar even as a backup QB in the NFL.  His career rating is below 70 and only has one more TD than INTs.  I'll even go far enough to say he was a major letdown at the collegiate level with Notre Dame.  Quinn was 0-3 in bowl games and never took ND to the heights that were expected when he stepped foot on campus.  Granted, some of the problems the team had were beyond his control, but nobody looks back on Quinn's college career and thinks, "Wow, when he was in college, I thought for sure he'd be a starter in the NFL in a year or two at the most."

Brady Quinn, shut your pie hole and take your next back-up job in the NFL like a man.  Stop bitching behind closed doors that you aren't loved like you were worshipped in high school and college and accept that being an NFL QB is damn hard to do.  Nobody is going to hand you the job.  The fact that you couldn't take the job from Tim Tebow tells me enough about your talents and future in the NFL. 

Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:24 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment news services, updated January 5, 2011

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The  informed coach Tom Cable on Tuesday that they will not bring him back as coach next season even though he led them to their best record in eight years this season.

The Raiders announced their decision not to exercise a two-year, $5 million option on Cable's contract for 2011 and '12, two days after wrapping up an 8-8 season that gave Oakland its first non-losing record since winning the 2002 AFC championship.

Punter  ripped the move in comments to Bay Area media Tuesday, saying it was a "huge setback" for the Raiders.

<span style="color: #333333;">This could have been the luckiest moment in the Tim Tebow saga. Posted the same feelings Lechler had when this took place. Hindsight would say Lechler may have known what he was talking about. 

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:22 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Quinn is more known for being A.J. Hawk's Brother-in law than a Qb in the NFL. He should just STHU and be thankful thaT he is even in the NFL.Terrible QB!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:19 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Who cares...the NFL is a business and the people want to see Tebow.  From all appearances he's a great guy who does alot of good work.  Unfortunately, his work on the field is lacking.  Open your eyes people.  He cant throw.  And to be honest, I just don't think he ever will be able to.  And that sucks, but sometimes thats life.  Bronco fans will eventually demand wins and when that happens the Tebowmania will end.  And I know he went 7-4 but lets be honest, there were some unique and unlikely senarios that happened in those wins, not to mention the greatest kicker in the NFL.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:12 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Really. I would define him as the average QB of the NFL. Dead in the middle. When he isn't hurt. Good luck with that.  
my definition of above average is that he's above average, BUT that doesnt mean he's in my good rankings. i rank QBs in what people would describe as odd. i have elite (which is the best of the best), really great (close to elite), great, really good, good, then above average (which means with another good year they can rise up to good) and then average, below average and sucks. Cassel is above average, if he has a good year, he could rise, a bad year and he falls. Orton and Campbell are average until they show me that they are better. i like Cassel and think that if he improves that he could be good or better, but i also have my issues with him.

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