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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: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 7:44 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Your awfully angry for a guy that uses a smiley face and sunglasses to end every post. You know you shouldn't insult people by projecting the same qualities that you hate about yourself onto them in an attempt to bring them down (we know you have a love/hate complex with Brady, have a, 8th grade education, hated the pet name Skippy daddy gave you, and clearly have mommy issues now ). It really tells more about your inadequecies than anything. And as far as the other thread is concerened, I'll repost it for you so you can read it again. Read it sssslllllooooowwwwwwlllllyyyyyy this time so as to understand that it was more of an opening comment to stop the retardedness you brought to this thread from happening again. 

 Prediction: This article will spawn 20-30 pages of comments that will cover media hype, religion, hipocrisy, lots of pontificating and philosophising, some conservative rhetoric, bible beating, lots o' jesus talk and scripture quoting, and a little football talk. Let the ridiculousness begin!



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 5:05 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Nice try deflecting from your own non-contribution to the discussion by trying to make it about me. From someone that claims to have proof of his arguments we've yet to see anything except for 8th grade comments and weak insults. How'd your last failed Tebow hate thread work out Skippy? Seems like more people were willing to talk about football on a sports message board, and you were the one that kept bringing up the faith issue, again, with nothing to relevant contribute. If you don't have anything to say about the topic, why don't you just go play with your laminated Tom Brady poster and leave the adult discussion to those who don't have to climb up a step stool to use mommy's computer. Cool



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 4:10 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

The only thing that is certain is that neither of you will find the answer on a sports site. It's obvious that mr sunglasses here is content to think that rational thought is not acceptable in the process of faith and that only blind unknowing acceptence or rejection is the ONLY way to go about what you believe in. Your wasting your time la2r. Frown



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 3:12 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

I'm not stating any thesis dude I'm just saying it's a waste of time to debate the existence of a supreme being without any data beyond what we have now, and it was directed at people who seem to think they have proof one way or the other, not do define or encourage belief one way or the other, just to discourage long emotional rants on these boards about it. As to your question, maybe that doesn't seem like the best way for some, but what would be? People have a way about finding flaws and reasons to disagree with everything. If you do believe in some sort of divine creator, it would be hard to argue that such a creator didn't like diversity, and therefore provide different 'messages' for different individuals. And also since you asked earlier, I'm a Buddist. That doesn't exclude me believing that many things of which I do now know of could and might very well exist or not. Cool



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 1:02 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

No one will argue that.  Is that really your entire thesis? Because hardly anyone is explicitly or implicitly arguing simply about the existence of a creator. Everyone is obviously looking way past your point. The question is why should anyone believe that the creator asked a "tangible messenger" to lay down rules that govern how one should live there lives. When I say messenger, it doesn't matter which one, it just matters why one should believe that the all powerful creator would have hand down a blueprint.



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 10:10 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

What I believe or don't has nothing to do with my point. What I'm saying is that at this point in our existence, it's all based on belief, or faith, and can't be shown to other people in a form that will be accepted as tangible 'proof' one way or the other. In other words, people that claim there is no God don't have any more proof than those that claim there is. Cool



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2012 12:46 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

And yes I know I didn't directly pose them but you should be able to read through the lines.  Are you a Christian or just a deist?



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2012 12:45 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Well yeah it is never ending the way you're phrasing it.  Answers some questions brother.  I posed about 5 of them and they are all questions that you should be able to answer.  Address them directly.  You can't just deflect everything as unanswerable.



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 9:52 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

"Condense your argument down a little bit with less analogies and more clarity."

Ok. Man connot prove or disprove the existence of God through discussion. Like I said, not taking a side, just saying it's a never ending discussion, and has been for at least thousands of years. Cool



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 7:59 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

But people worshiped dieties long before Jesus or even the Old Testament Jehovah. It could be put forward that the curiosity that inspires questioning of, and might eventually lead to worship of 'Gods' is as natural to the human condition as the need to be around other people or to wear clothes when we are. You could use the same basic lines when talking about a black hole, or about love. Can you show me a black hole? No. (unless you know my ex) Why do we think they exist? Because of the seeming effect they have on other things like light travelling past, an effect which can be shown. Can someone show you God? I don't think so, but they can show you numerous examples of how God has influenced their life or decisions, and those changed path of their life, or caused them to help others, etc. I'm assuming most of us love our Moms and or kids. But can you show me that love? You can't hold it in your hand and show it to me, but you can show me things you've done that show how you feel, or changes you've made in the path of your life because you loved someone more. Like working 2 jobs to get your kids through school. It's the same with many things that our human existence can't quite put into concrete terms. God, Love, Loyalty, etc.. Hate on the other hand seems pretty easy to show and prove the existence of. Life's funny sometimes huh
Condense your argument down a little bit with less analogies and more clarity.  Are you a Christian or just a Deist.  If you're a deist, the argument requires little logic other than the problem is unsolvable.  If you're a Christian, the analysis requires more thought because text and history are involved. 

At the end of the day, if Christians provide answers like the one's you've laid forth above, religion is eventually going to be phased out of all aspects of society, because that's not going to convince anyone to believe.  Public policy is shaped by believers and non-believers and if the believers have no credibility than aspects of policy go by the wasteside. 

I'm a skeptical believer and quite honestly, comments like that don't make me feel any better about things.


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