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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: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:07 pm
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Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:05 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

I also think the same way, Broncos making the playoffs also speak how bad the Raiders, Chargers and Chiefs played the last 4 Weeks.

Indeed:

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




Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:03 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Hey Riegert8. When did the cubs last win the World Series?  Keep hanging in there buddy.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:00 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Brady Quinn needs to stifle.  This doesn't make him look good at all.



Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:59 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.


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Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:57 pm
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Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:54 pm
 

Quinn: Tebow actions 'don't seem very humble'

I love this.  Even Tebows own teamates think he is a joke, and he is.  The Broncos got on a winning streak because they play amazing defense.  Von Miller should have been the face of that team durning there winning streak.  He did more than Tebow ever will for this team.  Plus it was all luck that they even made the playoffs this year.  I mean you lose your last three games of the year and still make it in.  What a joke.  I will give it up that he did well during the Pit game, but I still think the ofensive cordinators play calling had more to do with that then Tebow's supposed skills.  I truely believe that the only way Tebow will ever get a Super Bowl ring is by being a backup.  He just flat out makes the NFL look bad when he is playing QB.  It's suppose to be the best of the best, Tebow does not fit that catagorie.  I'd choose Quinn over Tebow any day.
I also think the same way, Broncos making the playoffs also speak how bad the Raiders, Chargers and Chiefs played the last 4 Weeks.
I don't think that Tebow will keep his job as starter for long, if he played like he did the last 2 years. No team can have a starting QB that completed less then 48% of his passes, it true that some of the blame should go to the receivers but most of it fall on Tebow.

My opinion if Tebow have not improve any after the 2nd preseason game, it be time to look for other options. A QB that can completed more the 55% of his passes, a QB that can move the team down the field even when there no running game.



Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:49 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

"Secondly you are completely wrong.  Sharing your faith and spreading God's word is exactly what a true Christian does.  True Christians dont stay quiet and just show up on Sundays.  Of course they all have a different way of going about it but one thing is for sure and that is they live it everyday and spread the word every chance they get".


Really?  Even if some/many of us don't want to hear it, day in and day out? 

Maybe Timmy should read up on Matthew, 6:6 to be precise:

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

So, go into the closet Timmy and don't come out again until thou learns how to throwith thy football....



Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:48 pm
 

Quinn: Tebow actions 'don't seem very humble'

"Secondly you are completely wrong.  Sharing your faith and spreading God's word is exactly what a true Christian does.  True Christians dont stay quiet and just show up on Sundays.  Of course they all have a different way of going about it but one thing is for sure and that is they live it everyday and spread the word every chance they get".


Really?  Even if some/many of us don't want to hear it, day in and day out? 

Maybe Timmy should read up on Matthew, 6:6 to be precise:

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

So, go into the closet Timmy and don't come out again until thou learns how to throwith thy football....



Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2012 4:48 pm
 

Quinn: Tebow actions 'don't seem very humble'

quinn never lived up to his billing...sure i think he deserves another chance...but he's not better for broncos then tebow is...i dont think that 30 yard run against the jets was luck...or tebows ability to extend plays is luck...tebow completed 63% of his passes in college, so im not worried about his throwing...get some more talent around him...that being said ...im sick of stories about tim tebow and jeremy lin....the media is going hollywood beating this dead horse


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