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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: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:34 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

The Chiefs lost badly to the Jets, then beat the Packers, then lost in overtime to the Raiders, then beat the Broncos.



The Chiefs also lost at home to Tim Tebow and the Broncos, and they lost too many games to compete for the 8-8 Champions of the AFC West.

So don't start tooting your horn like your Chief are something.  The fact that Denver won the AFC West at 8-8 is a direct result of the Chiefs sucking ass.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:31 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

I would love for the Redskins to take a peek at Brady Quinn if they do not have the opportunity to sign Manning or draft RG3.  We are desperate over here
i dont want him, but would take him if we dont get RG3, Manning, Flynn, Vince Young, Colt McCoy and Jimmy Clausen and yes i rather have those guys than Quinn. Clausen isnt great, but he also was dealt a bad hand like Quinn, McCoy fits Shanahan's system. i think Young is better than Quinn, Flynn has potential, let's not compare Manning and Quinn and RG3 is the guy i want.
Brady Quinn will look elsewhere this offseason, most likely in a system he understands better and can compete for the starting job (KC, Sea, Was) 
Quinn could end up in KC as a backup or Seattle as a backup, i dont see Washington unless Orton (yuck) or RG3 arent there.
Cleveland drafted him and the offensive wasteland ruined his talents and confidence and I hope he can regain that somewhere good.

i cant put this on just the team. if Quinn was so good, he would've won the job a long time ago, he would've been the guy to beat out Orton and i am talking about last year and the year before that.
As for Denver, they do need competition at quarterback (it never hurts).
i dont think they should get competition, just get two backups, one a project, the other a veteren. in my book, they should just roll with Tebow and if he's as bad as so many people think, then they get the top pick and can groom Barkley.
I see Fox bringing in a mobile QB who can run the system when needed (Vince Young? Russell Wilson?) and a veteran-mentor QB. Delhomme would fit the bill as the veteran as he and Fox are tied and incredibly bonded.
i see Fox bringing in Darren Thomas or Aaron Corp as the rookie and Jake as the vet, that's what i think they should do anyways.
I don't think Fox has the patience for VY so look for them to go after someone in the draft (not RGIII) because no one really sticks out in FA.

yeah, i agree, my guess and what i think they should do is look in a mid round for a QB.




Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:16 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

HA! Says the poster named TheLoneGunMan staked out in front of the abortion clinic with a pipe bomb and a shotgun.

BWHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!




Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:14 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

I'm not a Christian zealot.  But i'd rather hear what Tebow has to say, than many of the posters on these boards.  After all, he doesn't call up reporters and tell them he'd like to make a statement.  The media follows Him everywhere, because he's a walking headline. As far as your opinion goes, zayla, you're the one that should stay in the closet.
HA! Says the poster named TheLoneGunMan staked out in front of the abortion clinic with a pipe bomb and a shotgun.



Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:14 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

I would love for the Redskins to take a peek at Brady Quinn if they do not have the opportunity to sign Manning or draft RG3.  We are desperate over here.  LOL. 



Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:10 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Brady Quinn will look elsewhere this offseason, most likely in a system he understands better and can compete for the starting job (KC, Sea, Was) and I wish him the best. Cleveland drafted him and the offensive wasteland ruined his talents and confidence and I hope he can regain that somewhere good.

As for Denver, they do need competition at quarterback (it never hurts). I see Fox bringing in a mobile QB who can run the system when needed (Vince Young? Russell Wilson?) and a veteran-mentor QB. Delhomme would fit the bill as the veteran as he and Fox are tied and incredibly bonded. Jake showed he is a competent backup who can pick up any system fairly quick as we saw in Houston last season but that would be an emergency situation because changing the system from a pure-mobile QB to a pure-pocket QB would throw the offense into too much of mess of a transistion bringing me back to a mobile QB. I don't think Fox has the patience for VY so look for them to go after someone in the draft (not RGIII) because no one really sticks out in FA.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:10 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

In 2007 when Brady Quinn was drafted, he was not "humble" when he wore a Cleveland Browns-themed suit and then pouted when the Browns passed on him with the #3 overall pick.  His attitude seemed to be "I went to Notre Dame, and the Browns are my hometown team.  They have to draft me."  Quinn was mediocre at best at Notre Dame and did NOTHING with his opportunities in Cleveland.



Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:09 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

I'm not a Christian zealot.  But i'd rather hear what Tebow has to say, than many of the posters on these boards.  After all, he doesn't call up reporters and tell them he'd like to make a statement.  The media follows Him everywhere, because he's a walking headline. As far as your opinion goes, zayla, you're the one that should stay in the closet.

Then why are you here reading?  Also, I don't care what you and your BFF Timmy think about my opinion.  He has his, I have mine, which is I wish he'd just his pie hole.  




Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:08 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

In 2007 when Brady Quinn was drafted, he was not "humble" when he wore a Cleveland Browns-themed suit and then pouted when the Browns passed on him with the #3 overall pick.  His attitude seemed to be "I went to Notre Dame, and the Browns are my hometown team.  They have to draft me."  Quinn was mediocre at best at Notre Dame and did NOTHING with his opportunities in Cleveland.



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:07 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

now im done


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