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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
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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: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:56 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

He meant what he said the first time; the "brass" climbed all over him because of it, so we get this "I'm sorry" garbage. Hey, he was right, Tebow is just posing for the cameras. If the guy just wants to pray all he needs to do is maybe lower his head or close his eyes. The posing nonsense is just to draw attention to himself.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:52 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Touche'. Agree totally about the politics and religion statement, which is why Tebow, whether his own doing or not, polarizes and causes conflict. This is a story that started about his backups statement about him that might not sound very positive, and it bred a 25+ page discussion that has mashed politics, religion, and sports all together. Never a good combination. I am a little harsh, and that brings in the comments, but in reality, this is the constant with Tebow talk. Conflict.
If you could just mock him as a Quarterback and ignore his own personal religious views, you'd have about 1/10 of the conflict.  It's not Christians stirring that pot, buddy.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:48 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Pimpslapped just obviously has strong feelings about religion that sway towards the negative side. Which is fine! Everyone is entitled to that. In reality, he's probably a really cool guy in real life! There's a reason why people say you should never discuss religion or politics with friends. I don't agree with basically anything he's said, but that shouldn't suggest that he's wrong for his views. They just differ from mine. Nothing more, nothing less.
Touche'. Agree totally about the politics and religion statement, which is why Tebow, whether his own doing or not, polarizes and causes conflict. This is a story that started about his backups statement about him that might not sound very positive, and it bred a 25+ page discussion that has mashed politics, religion, and sports all together. Never a good combination. I am a little harsh, and that brings in the comments, but in reality, this is the constant with Tebow talk. Conflict.



Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:46 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Slenderhonkey, okay, I understand.  Just not much on the picture or hitting women.  Not saying that he does but a picture is worth a thousand words.  Plus the name.  I could be too harsh to so.  Thanks.  



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:38 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

ummmm...aren't you one of the "beaters" too then since you're posting? I'm not gonna lie, I'm at work right now, but don't feel like working! lol  In all honesty, you really should stop with all the negativity and name calling. I'm not trying to be funny or dog pile on you either. It really just comes across as you being a miserable person, which probably isn't the case at all. Just sayin that how it sounds. So what exactly is your take on what Brady Quinn said? You haven't said that yet. You think he was just taken out of context or was he reverting to his toddler years and having a temper tantrum because he got jumped over for the backup QB role?

Ha! Like you read my mind. Same situation. Work is killing me it's so slow so I have turned into the antibeater. Not miserable, just have a sharp, and all to often, quick tongue. Honestly, I think Brady Quinn said what he thought and didn't give any thought as to how it would be presented in the media. Honestly, how often does Brady get quoted or a reporter care what he has to say? I think what he said about being a little lucky has some merit to it as well. I don't think he has any jealousy issues. He had his shot inCleveland. A better place for him to blossom than his home state and there wasn't. He may be a little miffed at the coaching staff, but not at Tebow. And results speak for themselves. Tebow, pretty or not, won the division and a playoff game.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:33 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

theedster, in all fairness, we've all kind of gotten on pimpslapped's back so he's probably a bit defensive right now and most of us would be that way when it's 1 vs. 6. Also, it's not our place to judge anybody. My screenname isn't indicative of what kind of person I am. Heck, I'm not even slender anymore! That was about 8 years and 40 lbs ago! lol 

Pimpslapped just obviously has strong feelings about religion that sway towards the negative side. Which is fine! Everyone is entitled to that. In reality, he's probably a really cool guy in real life! There's a reason why people say you should never discuss religion or politics with friends. I don't agree with basically anything he's said, but that shouldn't suggest that he's wrong for his views. They just differ from mine. Nothing more, nothing less.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:29 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

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?
Cute.  First of all, I can't stand Newt Gingrich, never have and never will.  I believe he's fake.  He doesn't practice what he preaches. There's nothing fake about Tim Tebow.  He exudes decency.

Second,  numerous people of the Christian faith have acted hypocritically.  As have numerous people of No faith. Being a hypocrite is not limited to one section of the populus. There are Republican Hypocrites, there are Democratic Hypocrites and on and on.

I fail to see proof that human error and hypocrisy in the Church is any more prevalent than the general population?  Correlation is not causation.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:28 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Slenderhonkey, there is a great big range if peoples values on the spectrum between Tebow and Snoop Dogg. Those are 2 extremes on the scale. I wouldn't want my daughter to date either. IN MY OPINION, centrism, toleration, and moderation is the key to spiritual and physical health and the fanatical and extreme with only kill you and others. And your right, he has never came out and said a negative thing about anyone, and that is to be admired and respected because it is following what he preaches, which is rare. But you can't ignore all the bad that comes along with his faith either, and that is what I think rubs people the wrong way with his projection and his willingness to use his fame a mouthpiece for evangelism. That is what we can say about Tim Tebow so far, but it is not what we can say about the faith he represents so publically. The is a difference and there should be a differentiation between him and the faith. But so far he has not wanted to seperate himself from it in the least, therefore drawing the criticism and polarization. Anyway, I have spent/wasted way to much time on this subject and need to do something more constructive as a bash the UK bible beater guy for hanging out on here at all hours of the day. I guess I better follow Tebows example and practice what I preach.



Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:24 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

Oh that is real big of you.  As you noticed I chose my picture and so did you, that says a lot about you.  So you chose how you are going to be judged.  Yet your comments speak a lot also.  Keep talking, your ignorance is showing.   



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:23 pm
 

Quinn backtracks on Tebow 'humble' comment

ummmm...aren't you one of the "beaters" too then since you're posting? I'm not gonna lie, I'm at work right now, but don't feel like working! lol  In all honesty, you really should stop with all the negativity and name calling. I'm not trying to be funny or dog pile on you either. It really just comes across as you being a miserable person, which probably isn't the case at all. Just sayin that how it sounds. So what exactly is your take on what Brady Quinn said? You haven't said that yet. You think he was just taken out of context or was he reverting to his toddler years and having a temper tantrum because he got jumped over for the backup QB role?


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