|Thomas, on second thought, appreciates Tebow but isn't necessarily sad he's gone from Denver. (US Presswire)|
A few days ago, Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas let slip that he wasn't terribly sad to see Tim Tebow depart the team for New York, saying, “I wasn't getting no balls and you had to make some of these plays where some players were open and he is not making the throws ...” Thomas also reported that coaches critiqued Tebow by pointing out the obvious. Like, how Tebow needed to make better throws and that he needed to do a better job reading defenses.
Not surprisingly, Thomas, since then, has tried walking back the criticism, probably because 1) it was an unnecessary statement that didn't make Thomas look all that spiffy and 2) because Tebow has the ability to haunt Thomas' sleep (I assume this to be true, anyway).
Either way, Thomas tried to clarify what he originally meant in a radio interview with KKFN in Denver.
“I've been hearing stuff about, Tebow made me and all this other stuff,” Thomas said, via sportsradiointerviews.com. “When I had my interview, I wasn't trying to go in the interview and just put Tebow down as a quarterback. I was just answering the questions, you know? But ever since the interview, it's just been -- I've been getting badmouthed left and right. Like, ‘You're not a good receiver anyway,' and all this and that. So I'm just looking over that.”
Look, it's no crime for one of Tebow's former teammates to criticize his talents as a quarterback, or lack thereof. We know that Tebow's form and techniques aren't exactly top-notch, and we know Tebow-time wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for a Broncos defense that rapidly improved and a running game that was more than solid.
But again, what's the point of criticizing Tebow in the first place?
“When I first came out, I was hurt. I didn't play much, I didn't do nothing,” Thomas said. “So nobody knew me. And you can't say that Tim (took) me out there because he gave me the chance to make plays. And I respect that and I love Tim for that. It wasn't no hard feelings or nothing against Tim. He's a great player. If we had him, I'd love to have him. If we had him still, there wouldn't be no problem me playing with him. It's just that we've got another quarterback now. I really don't talk about much about Tim no more, since he's not here with us.”
Besides, the two will always have this moment in last season's playoffs.
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