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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 4, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:33 pm
 

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

The true Christian isnt the guy flashing his faith all over the place like TeBLOW does.  Tim does it for the attention because his knows his talent sure isnt going to get the attention so why not use the praying to get it? 




Please dude, explain what it means to be a TRUE Christian?  Does it mean you have to go to mass, follow the man made Catholic laws, and go see a priest to ask for forgiveness for your sins?  Or does it mean going out on mission trips and helping fellow man?  Does it mean you have to keep it to yourself and not let anyone know that you serve an Awesome God?  Or can it mean something completely different?  That is the great thing about it, it is all PERSONAL and your own relationship with God. 

I am not trying to be mean or anything derogatory, but let me use this example as I think it sets a good counter argument to the TRUE Christian example:

The TRUE GAY person is one who isn't prancing around in parades like little fairies just to get attention to Gay Rights.  A true Gay person shuts his/her feelings out and doesn't let anyone else know they are gay.  They should keep it to themselves. 

As you can see this was an attempt to shed light on what it is like to have someones religious faith questioned.  You can take anyones personal preferences and actions and twist them around to make YOURSELF feel better about YOUR stance.  Quit making generalizations about Christians or any other group.  Tebow has every right to spread his belief just like you all use this forum to make your beliefs heard! 



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:33 pm
 

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

The true Christian isnt the guy flashing his faith all over the place like TeBLOW does
if this isnt the definition of hate then i want to know what the word "Hate" means!!!!!

As for Quinn, Tebow isnt humble huh, well, it's not like Quinn is humble either and how does this get him a job and why even care??? this is a reason why i think Jimmy Clausen was better than Quinn and believe it or not, i still take Clausen over Quinn.



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:32 pm
 

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

Anyone who thinks Tebow is even an average QB needs to watch some football. That said, Brady Quinn BLOWS!



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:29 pm
 

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

"Remember, they shipped out of town because he was going to be a pain in the locker room."

They did with Brandon Marsha Marsha Marshall too. And it seems like they had a mouthy running back that got traded after complaining before that. Have to say I agree with that policy, and Marshall seems to have calmed down some in the warmer climCoolate.



Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:27 pm
 

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

tjsimone- Why don't you let your kid grow up to be your kid and not either Tebow or Quinn?



Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:25 pm
 

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

coc2009- I don't know this notorious guy at all- maybe you do. But why is it, if anyone disagrees with positive opinions on Tim Tebow, they automatically "hate" him? I don't "hate" the guy, I don't even know the guy. I think he stinks as a quarterback, but so does Jason Campbell. Why don't you think I hate Campbell?



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:25 pm
 

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

Is this what you're reduced to when your career passer rating is worse than the guy ahead you?
Or you've won less games than him in college and pro ball?



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:24 pm
 

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

Annnnnnd ... scene. At least on Quinn's career with the Broncos. Remember, they shipped 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).
He actually can and did. But the Broncos' fans won't allow it.




Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:22 pm
 

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

I have to agree with dipwad and notorious. I think Tebow only got in there because of fan and media pressure- and the fact that, at that point in the season, Denver had nothing to lose. Then they got lucky, and he did some very good things. And some very bad things.  Also, you folks all think this guy is humble, but none of us knows the guy. You just go by what you see and hear. Quinn probably knows him better than we ever will. Finally, you're all talking about "sour grapes", etc. I'm no Quinn fan at all, but if I were him, I'd WANT out of that circus. Give me a shot somewhere else. Imagine if Tebow gets hurt in an early game next year and you've got to come in and replace him?! You Tebow fans will crucify the poor guy- pun intended.



Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:22 pm
 

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

Quinn DID beat out Tebow for the backup job during training camp and the preseason.  Quinn WAS listed as the #2 QB on the depth chart leading up to the Charger game that Tebow was handed the starting gig during.  Quinn got bypassed by Tebow on the depth chart despite Quinn holding down the #2 spot all season
Notorious - your hatred for Tebow continues to come to light.  1st - if you remember or choose too, there was no #2 or #3 on the depth chart.  Both could suit up and the Broncos did not have to state who was #2 or #3 QB for a game this year.  2nd - Did you watch the final PRESEASON game against the Cardinals?  Brady started and looked like, well, Brady Quinn a la Cleveland Browns.  He looked lost and he appeared to have the deer in the headlights look.  Is that really who you felt better going into the season with?  I even like Quinn.  At the time of the benching, every one who wanted Tebow also wanted ANYONE ELSE BUT ORTON!  Which meant we would have been fine if Quinn started.  If he failed, then bring in Tebow.  I am glad they chose the route they took as it became a fun season the rest of the way. 


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