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Elway: Any type of QB will fit Denver offense

Broncos' Elway keeping a close eye on QBs at NFL draft
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Elway said he’ll pay particular attention to mechanics like throwing motion and footwork when quarterbacks go through their drills on Sunday.

“I don’t know if we’re looking for one like Tim or an ordinary drop-back [passer] or somewhere in between,” Elway said Friday morning in his press conference at Lucas Oil Stadium. “I think that until we find out the interest out there, it’s going to be hard to fill those spots, but I think that when I look at Tim and I look at our offense, we can do it with either one. Whether it be a guy like Tim or more of a drop-back kind of guy, either one is going to be able to fit.”

“There are things we have to get him to do within our offense to be more successful as an offense,” Elway said. “We want to see strides in Tim and his ability to get better throwing the football downfield from within the pocket. We just feel like that is something we have to do to get better as an offense to be able to add that threat there makes everything else he does that much better.”

As always, actions will speak much louder than any words uttered by Johns Elway and Fox.

Dolphins, Chiefs prevail in scintillating showdowns

Dolphins to pick 8th, Chiefs 11th as both teams win coin flips
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The Miami Dolphins won a coin flip for the right to the eighth overall selection in the first round of April’s NFL Draft, beating out the Carolina Panthers, who own the ninth pick.

The Kansas City Chiefs won the second and final coin toss Friday, and they now will pick 11th. The Chiefs bested the Seattle Seahawks, who will pick 12th.

Here is the final order for the first round, pending any trades.

Chiefs already talking to Manning

Kansas City radio host says Chiefs, Condon have spoken about Peyton Manning
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Bob Fescoe of 610 Sports writes via Twitter that he is “[h]earing” the Chiefs and agent Tom Condon “have spoken twice” about Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, and that Fescoe is “told” the financials are a “good fit” for the Chiefs.

The fact that the Chiefs play in the AFC West would make Peyton’s path back to the postseason easier than elsewhere.

Give me a "T." Give me an "A."  Give me an...aw, hell, let's just call it tampering.

John Fox: It’s all good

Denver Broncos coach John Fox jokes ‘we still like Brady Quinn’ after backup QB’s critical comments about Tim Tebow
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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?

Tebow ignores Quinn/Silver saga and takes out one fine little girl

Parker girl still glowing after ‘date’ with Tim Tebow
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“(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!

Circus Maximus - Bring in Vince Young

Ten-Point Stance: Film doesn't lie, but combine numbers sure do
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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.

Tim Tebow or Rebecca Black - Who ya got?

AUTOTUNED REMIX OF TIM TEBOW’S DR. SEUSS READING
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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.

via KSK

Quinn tries to cage Mike Silver GQ article

Brady Quinn apologizes for Tebow remarks, claims an ‘inaccurate portrayal’
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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.

Quinn: Fans the reason Tebow jumped me on depth chart

The Year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time
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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.

Broncos did not smell what the Routt was cookin’

Could Brandon Carr stay in the AFC West?
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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.