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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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Comments

Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:17 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.



Since: Jan 1, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:10 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

The reason he doesn't get reps is the fact he cant hit the ocean from the beach! They dont pick starters on how good they look in a jock strap last time i checked Riby!!



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:03 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

I think Brady might suffered some mental collateral damage from trying to "get on the same page" with Braylon Edwards during his years in Cleveland. This sounds like Braylon Edwards logic.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:00 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

He will be the POTUS one day and he will bring God back into our daily discourse which is sorely needed. He was obviously put here to do thing bigger than win at football, but that is the vehicle God choose for him to become known to the masses, who adore him and will follow him whereever he leads.  I can't beleive so many are unwilling to see and accept him as Jesus servant.

Wow. I didn't know Rick Santorum had time for posting this late in his campaign (please google santorum for me, please). Yes, we need more religion and "god" in our politics, don't we? Do we need any more proof that state religion is the way to go than to look over at the paradise that is the middle east? Wrong "god" you say? Isn't that what they say as they blow themselves up? Or what you say when you fellow beleivers kill randomly like the did under the guise/cult of jesus in Norway? Or Waco? I could go on but do I need to? Politics, government, and religion don't mix. History has shown this again and again. Where do you people come from? Texas?



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:58 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Quinn class act....leave him alone. I cant wait to see football comes bact to reality(jumps the shark)...sooner the better...over rated over comerialized and not very  good to watch most of the time. You got 4/5 good match ups in any one week and they force you to pay more for most or go to the bar.  Ticket prices and over paid players are going to bring it down like the economy...BELIEVE IT ! 



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:52 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

So he deserves all the criticism he gets.
i disagree. sure he should get criticism for his play, but why should people call him fake???? why should people say they arent Tebow haters, but bring up him as a person and bash his character??? i dont mind criticism when it's called for, but this isnt called for, as for Quinn, the media did take this out of control, i do think he said what he said, but i think he said what he said more because of how he's bitter that he never had the chance to start. 



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:45 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

>>>If Brady Quinn was any good, he would be playing and there would be no need for all this schoolgirlish jealousy.

Don't give me any of this "schoolgirlish jealousy" crap. Let's call it what it is. Schoolboyish jealousy.

You don't think boys act exactly like girls - and vice versa - in school, in business, in any walk of life? Many is the guy who has torpedoed his own company, his own platoon because someoen of whom he was jealous got promoted above him. In other words jealousy and childish behavior know no gender, and girls shouldn't be stigmatized.

As for football players, jealousy is rife and has been ever since big money entered the picture. How many players have demanded their contract be reworked because they've been "dissed" because another player got a contract that earned them more money? Typical schoolboyish behavior.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:43 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Any criticism from Quinn would come off as whiny and reeking of jealousy.  This kid is a rock physically, I'm not sure why he doesn't get his reps.



Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:42 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

The NFL is merely a stepping stone for Tebow.  He will follow up with a global evangelical mission akin to Billy Graham, Pat Robertson etc.  Then he will enter politics.  He will be the POTUS one day and he will bring God back into our daily discourse which is sorely needed. He was obviously put here to do thing bigger than win at football, but that is the vehicle God choose for him to become known to the masses, who adore him and will follow him whereever he leads.  I can't beleive so many are unwilling to see and accept him as Jesus servant.




Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:39 am
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

How many other players, in the history of NFL football, has CBS (or any other network) have been given a weekly tracker like the "Tebow Tracker" that appeared on CBS?  None.  The media created this mess thanks to Tebow's ego which is the size of Texas.  Brady told the truth.  There is nothing humble about this jacka$$ and the media knows it.  But they continue to give him daily treatment like no other player in NFL history has been given.  Disgusting.


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