Yes, Brady Quinn called out Tim Tebow. No, that doesn’t mean Denver is looking to throw him out of the quarterback mix.
“We still like Brady Quinn,” Broncos coach John Fox joked on Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Fox said that Quinn’s comments were taken out of context, saying that sometimes “things get lost in translation.” He insisted that he knows Tebow and Quinn well, and he knows the relationship that the two quarterbacks have with each other. He did add that Quinn’s move to apologize to Tebow was a good one, though.
John "The Voice Box" Fox is so cute when he does the gruff-and-wise ol' ball coach thingy.
Don't believe this notion that Quinn is coming back. It's not happening.
I just want to know one thing, Fox: have you fired that damn cook yet?
“(It was) very, very, very exciting,” Presli told us as she opened a gift box from the Tim Tebow Foundation at her family’s Parker home. “(Tebow) was a thousand times nicer than you think he is.”
Presli’s dad took several photos of her with Tebow and other celebrities who attended the event. His daughter returned home with several souvenirs, including an autographed Tebow football.
“It says ‘To Presli Number 15, Tim Tebow, God bless. Go Broncos’,” she said, reading the inscription.
And Tebow’s parting words? “Thank you for being an amazing date,” Presli said with a wide smile.
If you wondered why Tebow wasn't caught up like the rest of us in the Mike Silver/Brady Quinn drama, he was occupied with something a little more meaningful.
To find out more about the little girl Tebow dated, Presli Collins, you can check out her Facebook page.
Seems like a cool chick!
Ten-Point Stance: Film doesn't lie, but combine numbers sure do
Once again, here we are back to Tim Tebow. Love Tebow as a person. Sincere, good guy. Hope he does well, but I fear he won’t. But that’s an old debate. I wanted to talk about something else: how unfairly Tebow is being treated now.
It’s pretty disgraceful, actually. It started with the Broncos announcing they were bringing in two quarterbacks to compete with Tebow. Again, I don’t think Tebow can throw, but even a critic like me has a hard time defending the move to bring in two guys to compete. That’s basically a setup. That’s basically the Broncos saying they don’t believe in Tebow.
The Broncos will name Tebow the starter, but that doesn’t seem to mean a whole lot.
...I think one of the quarterbacks the Broncos want to sign to compete with Tebow is Vince Young.
Earlier in the week I sent a message to Doug Lee saying that if the Broncos really wanted to create a circus-like environment, they'd bring in Vince Young. Of course, I was joking. I can only imagine what it would be like for Broncos Nation to compare Tebow's mechanics to Young's. Imagine the drinking game that one could create out of that camp battle.
Apparently, Mike Freeman doesn't think it's a joke. And now, I'm not laughing either.
AUTOTUNED REMIX OF TIM TEBOW’S DR. SEUSS READING
Enjoy this autotuned reading of “Green Eggs & Ham” delivered to you by the football Jesus himself. If you liked the original Dr. Seuss classic, then you’re going to love the Tim Tebow synthesized musical version even more.
The comments attributed to me in a recent magazine article are in NO WAY reflective of my opinion of Tim and the Broncos. 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.
What to make of this? To the Broncos, it matters little. Brady Quinn isn't coming back.
To Brady Quinn, it matters a lot. He's got to impress a team in the offseason. The quotes attributed to him don't help.
BRADY QUINN (backup QB, Denver Broncos): 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. 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….
...We’ve had a lot of, I guess, luck, to put it simply…
...If you look at it as a whole, there’s a lot of things that just don’t seem very humble to me. 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?
Just in case you wanted confirmation that Brady Quinn won't be returning to the Denver Broncos, you've got it now. Quinn's comments aren't just a criticism of Tebow, but the entire process by which the organization operated last year.
And for the record, Brady, I did have some Quinn billboards ready the week after the loss against the Lions. I just didn't run them because of the death threats.
Could Brandon Carr stay in the AFC West?
I thought Denver would be the favorite in the division to land Routt, but the Broncos reportedly never had any interest. Carr could pair nicely with the aging Champ Bailey for the short term. The Broncos could then have Carr take over as the No.1 cornerback if Bailey is eventually moved to safety. The Broncos have cap room and I could see them looking at Carr.
Williamson is just trying to fill space (so am I) with this post tonight, but it does beg the question as to whether the Broncos would cease drafting a cornerback with their first pick and just go after a known quantity like Carr instead. A combination of Champ Bailey and Brandon Carr would make Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil downright smitten.
The ESPN editor fired Sunday for using “chink in the armor” in a headline about Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin said the racial slur never crossed his mind - and he was devastated when he realized his mistake.
“This had nothing to do with me being cute or punny,” Anthony Federico told the Daily News.
“I’m so sorry that I offended people. I’m so sorry if I offended Jeremy.”
The headline - “Chink in the Armor: Jeremy Lin’s 9 Turnovers Cost Knicks in Streak-stopping Loss to Hornets” - appeared on ESPN’s mobile website at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday and was removed by 3:05 a.m.
Federico, 28, said he understands why he was axed. “ESPN did what they had to do,” he said.
He said he has used the phrase “at least 100 times” in headlines over the years and thought nothing of it when he slapped it on the Lin story.
Context is everything. As a guy who writes several thousand words a week, and further, as a guy who is always looking to turn a phrase into a headline, I can tell you that sometimes you simply don't catch everything. This is especially true when you are trying to generate content as fast as possible.
Only the patently idiotic would purposely write what Frederico wrote as a joke or a pun. It's clear from this interview he simply pulled a trite phrase from the index in his head of trite phrases.
Certainly there are better candidates to fire at ESPN, aren't there? Let's start with Chris Berman and end with Stuart Scott. Berman's powder-blue act is as stale as week-old cornflakes. Scott's is hardly more interesting, unless you think torturing two-year-old slang into a Tim Tebow highlight is gold.
Report: Stanford Routt signs with Chiefs
According to those same multiple reports, Routt’s deal is for three years and worth $19.6 million.
Oakland’s not off the hook, though. Multiple reports indicate that Routt’s new deal will not offset the $5 million Routt was scheduled to receive from the Raiders in 2012, so the cornerback will be getting two paychecks.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the addition of Routt to the Chiefs is what it means for would-be free-agent cornerback Brandon Carr. Carr was a strong possibility to get the franchise tag, but the Chiefs signing Routt means that wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is a much more likely target now.
Late hits: Why do so many former NFL players go broke?
And there is definitely something to say about personal responsibility. Terrell Owens made enough money during his NFL career for several lifetimes, yet he’s broke due to poor investments and child-support payments. That’s on Owens, and it’s possible some of the above stories happened because of irresponsible choices as well.
Yet many of these situations feel like men who simply slipped through the cracks through no fault of their own, and in a league that has so much money, how is it that any former player can be on the verge of eviction or having their car repossessed?
Some of this again is about personal responsibility. Not all of those men are victims. Some of the pain is self-inflicted, but it remains an amazing thing to see, nonetheless. It’s also a reminder of why players fight for every penny when they play.
And the money continues to roll in…