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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: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:03 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

And even if you do have a problem with his on field prayer, if he believes he needs strength from God, he literally has no where to go less private than the field.


Oh Newt. Glad to see your back from the moon. How about the locker room? How about NOT painting bible verses on his face?

To all those who think your biblical scholars because you rehash Verse 6:5-6.  Explain this:

Matthew 11:7 Mathew: 25, Matthew 27:45 John 17 and Luke 23:34.  All instances showing the apostles and Jesus were known to pray in public.  All that is basically required is that the prayer be heartfelt.  To opine that he is showboating means you have to delve in the motives of anybody that does anything.  A review of his life and background don't indicate that there is anything contradictory about his on field prayer.



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.

Again, he is an Evangelical Christian, not a Catholic.  His version of Christianity teaches him to spread the word of God and there is no reason to confine one's beliefs to themselves.


Oh yes, the worst kind. Also evangelical: Robert Tilton, Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim and Tammy Fay Baker, Billy James Hargis, Ted Haggard, Kenneth Copeland, Eddie long, and so, so much more. Among this list includes the most prominent and common qualities and misgivings of the evangelical christian that hits the big time: fraud, repressed homosexuality, preying on the old and desperate, child adbuction, prostitution, money laundering, hate speech, repressing scientific progress, creationism, drug use and dealing, etc. Sounds like a great way to model your faith if you can hit the big time by snagging a deal with a megachurch or the CBN. I think it's great that he so proudly wears his faith on his sleave like so many listed above that he can be proud of did before him. Don't you think Newt?







Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:57 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

I meant to say Jeff George with all the softness and little of the talent



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:56 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

I don't think for one second Tebow LOOKS for the camera when he prays. I think it's just a thing where he doesn't care where he is or when it is. When it's time to pray and praise God, he does it. He probably does it in the produce isle at the supermarket too! As far as Brady Quinn goes, this is just what happens when someone's a star their whole childhood then in college and then gets the NFL and he's not the star anymore and doesn't know how to handle it. His first day at practice at Notre Dame, he showed up in a limo! Nuff said right there! And people like that don't focus on the good things in their life...only the bad. Tebow totally deserves all the praise and hype he's gotten! Do I think he's gonna lead them to the playoffs every year? Absolutely not! He did resurrect their season last year though and the whole team rallied around him and played harder than they ever did when Orton was starting and harder than if Quinn had been in there. So call it what you want...luck, divine intervention, whatever...but they made the playoffs because their whole team took it to another level whenever Tebow stepped in.




Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:54 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

To me Quinn was always Jeff George. Not really even back up talent.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:47 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Miami is not going to sign Henne, maybe Quinn can be a back up to Matt Moore.
well, if my predictions ring true, then Miami will eventually sign either Matt Flynn or Peyton Manning, my prediction is that Manning is in Miami and they use a 2nd round pick on either Nick Foles or Ryan Tannehill, i then predict RG3 to go to either Cleveland or Washington while Flynn goes to the team that doesnt get RG3. now if i am wrong and Miami doesnt get Manning, then i see Flynn in Miami.





Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:41 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

This is interesting to me........I have no issue with how or when Tebow expresses his religion.  Certainly one does not need to be in a church, temple or other religious hall to pray or have a minute with his God.  Tebow is quite open about his faith, and I give him credit for staying strong in an environment that is clearly not filled with "good moral character".

Quinn's back tracking on Twitter was clearly written by someone else, a PR person who was doing damage control.  I am sure it was handled by his agent who needs to make sure his commodity lands a back up job somewhere so they both get paid.  I do not believe that Quinn felt he owed any apologies anywhere.

Quinn and Tebow probably have about the same level of ability to be a long term starting QB in the NFL......slim and none.  The difference is Tebow can generate revenue for a team because he is interesting to the fan base, therefore he is more likely to get an opportunity.  Sour grapes on Quinn's part, and too late to have a hook like Tebow to keep him relevant. 

Miami is not going to sign Henne, maybe Quinn can be a back up to Matt Moore..............




Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:31 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

For Pete's sake.  The media take potshots at Tebow while they make advertising dollars off him.  The more they can run stories like Quinn's, the happier their bottom lines.  If Quinn's interview was three months ago, that's mid-November in the middle of a perilous Denver scramble toward the playoffs--without playing time for Quinn, but with the luck he describes (and no CBS or GQ mention of Prater's golden foot under pressure).  Ink is ambiguous--as are these blogs--but Quinn is way veteran enough to know not to put those GQ words in print.  He blew it.  He apologized publicly and he's talking to Tebow behind the scenes.  Fair enough.  
It's pretty rare that an off-base journalist gets subjected to the dung that is thrown at most any athlete who makes a mistake in an interview--and Heaven knows, the cameras and pens are in athletes' faces often enough!  Count this as yet another opportunity for the journalists to make a buck off Tebow with a non-story that didn't deserve the ink in the first place--and from a journeyman quarterback who has enough problems of his own.  Read it and forget it--and credit Quinn's apology. First down.  Movin' on.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:29 pm
 

Matthew Verse 6:5-6

To all those who think your biblical scholars because you rehash Verse 6:5-6.  Explain this:

Matthew 11:7 Mathew: 25, Matthew 27:45 John 17 and Luke 23:34.  All instances showing the apostles and Jesus were known to pray in public.  All that is basically required is that the prayer be heartfelt.  To opine that he is showboating means you have to delve in the motives of anybody that does anything.  A review of his life and background don't indicate that there is anything contradictory about his on field prayer.

And even if you do have a problem with his on field prayer, if he believes he needs strength from God, he literally has no where to go less private than the field.

Again, he is an Evangelical Christian, not a Catholic.  His version of Christianity teaches him to spread the word of God and there is no reason to confine one's beliefs to themselves.





Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:26 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Sounds to me like Brady Quinn is just being a sore loser and a complainer. Tebow is great for the NFL. I don't think he is an amazing QB or anything but he finds a way to win and tries to lead by example. Quinn on the other hand is publicly talking about Tebow behind his back and not to his face. Quinn is jealous that he came into the league with all this hype and has turned into another Notre Dame QB bust. As a Raiders fan I'd rather see Quinn in the game but Tebow is good for both Denver and the NFL.
The Tebow Kool-Aid drinkers will eat Quinn alive, but, as an avid Broncos fan for my whole life, I support Brady's statements in the Silver interview.  Tebow was lifted up by running up against a string of bad non-playoff teams and the great Broncos defensive play that was giving up few points and scoring pick sixes when Tebow couldn't find the end zone or field goal range.  Quinn earned the two spot with his work on the practice field and he was denied the opportunity, not because the Cult of Tim Tebow demanded it, but because Tebow was a McDaniels first round pick making first round jack and Elway needed to find out what he had.  Brady has every right to be bent and his only mistake was Tweeting in reverse.




Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:22 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

He is just telling the truth. Simple as that. Tebow will be a distant memory after the next football season is over. He will not be a starting QB. Nice guy, but come on now.


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