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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: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:20 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Quinn spoke his mind three months ago, but now had his attorneys and PR guys prepare his apology. Not genuine to say the least. In our world today, celebrities say what's on our mind, even if it's wrong, then have PR people and attorneys get them out of the fire with fans...



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:16 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

One of the main messages in the Bible is that we should treat others the way we want to be treated. I guess you're doing that. Now I see why everyone treats you like the joke you are
Should of known I shouldn't stimulate a conversation over religion or Tebow during the day when most sane people are working. Funny how all the beaters are available to post at ALL hours of the day.



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:01 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

"Ahh. Just another example of the contradictory. antiquated, shouldn't be taked literally, more confusing than helpful, can support nearly any argument, awful peice of reference that the bible is. Thanks for making that point for me. I spent K-12 in a private Lutheran school, unfortunately, I know this more than most. "

One of the main messages in the Bible is that we should treat others the way we want to be treated. I guess you're doing that. Now I see why everyone treats you like the joke you are. Cool



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:59 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Pimpslapped, all those would have been great things to say in the first place while you were busy ripping apart an entire religion based on a few bad ones as well as ripping apart the opinions of one or two posts. What so much of this boils down to IN MY OPINION is that nobody ever has a problem when people glamorize money and sex and drugs and all the superficial things this world has to offer, but here we have a man wanting to glamorize religion and show that praising God and praying aren't just reserved for old Bible thumpers and people try to put him down for it. But then in the back of your minds, you wish your daughter would end up with a man like him and that your son would look up to him instead of Snoop Dogg and also wish every other athlete and entertainer would take a que from him and clean up their lives. It's just a great example of hypocracy in today's society. To be honest, I could not care less about what he does on a football field. I don't care if he throws for 300 yards and 4 TD's or throws 6 INT's. What he's doing for his faith and religion is above and beyond all that. I'm not even a Christian or religious, but I have the utmost respect for Tebow and how he carries himself and how he conducts himself. Look at how much criticism he's taken from every angle possible and I've never once heard him come out and say anything negative about anybody! I think we could all learn something from him!



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:56 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

pimpslapped1, no need in answering your comments.  Your name and profile picture says it all.  Shows exactly who you are.  Very sad, especially in this day and age.  You probably fit the profile to.  It takes a wimp to encourage violence toward women.  Not man enough to stand on their own
Only a raging dildo tries to identify the qualities of someone based on a sportsline account avatar. Your a disgrace to every person or horse named ed that also likes karate'. Mind numbing stupidity.



Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:43 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

pimpslapped1, no need in answering your comments.  Your name and profile picture says it all.  Shows exactly who you are.  Very sad, especially in this day and age.  You probably fit the profile to.  It takes a wimp to encourage violence toward women.  Not man enough to stand on their own.  



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:31 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Slenderhonkey (great name), this is directed at one guy, la2r, the biblical scholar, the righteous one, or Newt. I'm not lumping Tebow in with all the "bad" ones. I am illustrating why, with the history of evangelism and all it's wonderful offerings o the world, has drawn a target on Tebows back for criticism and cynicism. I think he is a naive but genuinely good guy. That will only fly for so long though. Pretty soon, either it won't matter because he will flame out, or will be wishing or will take the Kurt Warner route as he gets more attention due to his success.



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:31 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Tebow spent the week end meetin vwith a little girl and he family. Her illness is painful and long last lasting. Her comments were, he is so much nicer than you can imagine.


While many may fault Tim for his talent on the ballfield, his actions speak volumes for his team, his family and his faith. Nasty political words aside, Tebow is good for the game. He is a credit to his faith and his family. I do not believe how many fans he has among the sick, and the terminally ill.


His teammate a can't miss first round running back, plead not guilty to a drunk driving charge. Driving drunk and at a great rate of speed in his Bentley or Rolls, I forget. 


Tebow the problem, I get it.      



Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:27 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

As much as Tebow got on my nerves last year what with his holier than thow persona (it's Rick Santorum, now - just can't escape the bible thumpers), I find it hillarious that anyone cares what Brady Quinn has to say.  When was the last time he had any significant playing time?  Remember last season when he was tagged as the "world's greatest boyfriend" for heading to some place in the far east to be at the side of his injured gymnast girlfriend?  Do you know why he could just take off like that?  Perhaps because there wasn't a snowball's chance of him actually taking the field that week.  The only way this guy even makes the news is to make comments about someone else who has been a hot topic.  Pitiful.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:22 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

C'mon "Pimpslapped", is that your thing...come on here and just argue with other people in an attempt to put their opinions down and not have one of your own on the subject at hand? That's downright pathetic! And don't lump all Evangelical Christians in together just because of the bad ones. In ALLLLLLL groups of people, religious or not, there are good ones and bad ones. Tebow's never been anything but an exemplary role model and citizen and has done more good so far in his life than you'll probably ever do. I think that's safe to say too because someone with as much negativity as you have isn't the kind of person to do anything for anyone when it doesn't benefit you somehow. You have everything in the world to say to everyone's comments and said nothing about the actual article. If you want to be a miserable, arguementative person, keep it at home and to yourself.


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