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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: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:58 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

So, seriously, anyone, why is there no talk about Tebow actually moving to a position like TE or RB? He would probably do a team a lot more good, and still give his fans a chance to watch him play.

Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:48 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Ha! La2r - What you quote isn't a liberal comment. Time to find a new way to "insult" someone.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:37 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

If he were'nt white and christian he'd be sitting on the bench, traded to another team, or out of the league entirely.
Wow impressive--simultaneously playing both the race and religion card at the same time.  You're a broken record liberal.  It's so redundant to even listen to guys like you argue.  You come onto sites like this specifically to attack or say something negative about a player to boost your own ego.  By the way, your whole statement is a false dichotomy.  Learn how to argue if your going to be a snippy, little weenie.

Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:36 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

First off, I am a Notre Dame fan but not a Brady Quinn fan.  He has always struck me as a classless punk.  I was watching one Irish game (I think his senior year) and they were just beating the piss out of Army like thirty something to nothing.  Late in the game, Army got close enough for a field goal.  Brady and a few other ND players starting booing them from the sidelines.  His play in South Bend, the NFL and and general poor attitude has not impressed anyone.  He should take his sour grapes over Tebow to Canada or the Arena League...if either are stupid enough to have him.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:17 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Third year in the NFL and he still has to learn mechanics?    That should be enough right there.   Denver will play a
division championship type schedule next year so we will find out what he is made of.    How about all the fumbles?
Did you watch any of those passes hit the ground 5 yards in front of the receiver?   Or how about those wounded ducks
to the guys wide open in the middle of the field?     Tebow had some moments last year, but 1 touchdown drive and
1 field goal will not be enough.   He will get to start the next season with all the reps and will have all the chances
next year to be successful.   If they can win next year and he shows improvement I will give you your props.   Next year
should be his make or break year.

Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:13 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

ilovemykids...are you always an ass, or is it just this subject that turns you into one?

Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:58 pm
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Since: Sep 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:58 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

If Brady Queen ends up on the same team with Claussen, they could have tickle fights while watching film.

Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:35 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

In case, in their rush to hate Tim Tebow, people missed the point Brady Quinn was making; His feelings were hurt that the Denver fans wanted Tebow, not him.  If Tebow is as bad as Quinn knows he is then wouldn't Quinn be getting his big chance soon?  Oh....wait a minute....he had a pretty big chance in Cleveland.  Is he really hating on Tebow for being second on the depth chart?  What is going on with the world.  Don't you want to be the starter?  I was No. 2?!  I am a Seahawks fan and I would take Tebow over Tavaris Jackson because at least the games would be fun to watch.  I certainly wouldn't get excited to see Quinn come to Seattle.  Someone find this guy a team that won't shatter his dream of being the back-up.

Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:26 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

righhhhhht, just got lucky huh

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