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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 18, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:15 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Quinn is a long-time douche' bag who couldn't beat out the bunch of bad quarterbacks in Cleveland and he couldn't beat out Kyle Orton or Tim Tebow in Denver. Quinn best keep his mouth shut and be glad he's even on an NFL roster next year. Tebow's been in the league two years and Quinn five. And Quinn's not any better since the day he stepped into Cleveland Browns camp. 

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:02 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Ditto to you, flaSUCKSgoIowa, to what I said to Danny.

Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:01 pm
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Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:59 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

dannysdl, do it once it might be luck, but do it over and over again.........then I would not call it luck.  Same logic about being overrated, I would not call him overrated, but I am not in your goup of naysayers and/or haters.  Quite frankly, I am sick of people like you knocking Tim Tebow.  I have to wonder how many of you Tebow naysayers/haters ever even played football.

Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:40 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Trent Dilfer was the winning quarterback in a Super Bowl and yet no one is proclaiming him as the Second Coming or even a Hall of Famer.  Tim Tebow is undoubtedly a very nice young man with strong leadership qualities.  He is not a very good NFL quarterback.  Yet his fanatic peeps jump the shark to defend him.  Denver won with a great defense.  Perhaps they were inspired by Timmy Perfect.  Perhaps they just play damn good D. Denver got some breaks as teams deserted the defense that put them in a position to win for the ill-named prevent defense, the curse that prevents you from winning.  Denver had the good fortune to play against Marion Barber, whose middle name is not Clutch.  

When the emperor wears no clothes it is not nice to question the emperor's taste.  If the emperor is a GQ kind of guy he can withstand some questioning and criticism.  Timmy Tebow fans can brook no questioning of their messiah, a tight end wearing a QB number. 

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:30 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Has anyone ever seen another player beat Timmy to a camera or a microphone?  I didn't think so!

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:19 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Tewbow is overrated, he just got lucky.  A running QB won't last in the NFL unless the commissioner make a new rule to not hit any QB period running or passing during the game.

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:14 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

 i love how they say he is such a leader and couldnt divide a lockerroom more. 

Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:13 pm
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Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:03 pm

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

i cant wait until they all come out, spill the beans and tell us what most of us already knew....THE BLOW IS A FRAUD.  its just the beginning and his holiness will eventually out himself before its all through.  there is nothing humble about that camera happy, vain, conceited, egotistical, narcissistic classless hypocrite.  

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