Posts tagged “Brady Quinn

Backup Brady Quinn rips “year of the Tebow”


BY WADE MCMILLIN, Couchsideshow.com editor

Denver Broncos backup quarterback Brady Quinn ripped teammate Tim Tebow today in an interview for the March edition of GQ magazine. Photo by: Jeffrey Beall / Flickr

It’s hard for Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to stay out of the news.

It’s also difficult for Tebow’s teammates to do the same, especially when they’re constantly being asked about the former Florida star. One Bronco, backup quarterback Brady Quinn, was the latest of Tebow’s teammates to conduct an interview about his colleague. Like any interview where the basis is about Tebow, Quinn could have either jumped on his teammate’s bandwagon or jumped off of it. Needless to say — because you’ve probably guessed it by now — Quinn chose to rip Tebow instead of give him any sort of credit. 

Quinn was asked to touch on several topics from if Tebow gained his success by luck to if he thought Tebow’s prayers were too over the top. Quinn had a lot to say and one thing was certain: he really doesn’t like Tebow. Now, from a selfish perspective, you can’t blame Quinn for feeling this way. But what gives any professional athlete the right to tarnish their teammates publicly? It was extremely unprofessional when Tebow’s own coach, John Fox, did it and it’s just as bad when the backup QB decides to rip the starter through the press. What image ae the Broncos trying to portray?

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Tebow makes the Broncos relevant again


BY DEREK BARSNESS, couchsideshow.com writer

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is making his team relative once again. Photo by Jeffrey Biell/Flickr

As a once longtime Denver Bronco fan, my love for the team dwindled during the past few years.

Maybe it was going from the glory days of Elway to Brian Griese or Jake “The Snake” Plummer that was the catalyst for the loss in passion.  Then again, maybe it was just a spark in interest in fantasy football, a hobby that can cause any diehard fan to abandon their own team without remorse.  Call me a fair weather fan, but without Elway, the Broncos just aren’t interesting.

While the Broncos didn’t completely fall off the map, the team was never built for deep runs into the playoffs.  After an ugly loss in the 2005 AFC Championship, everyone knew Plummer wasn’t the answer, but a young gunslinger from Vanderbilt, Jay Cuter, was thought to be the perfect fit.  Garnering praise from scouts and many fans as the next Elway himself, Denver drafted “Baby Face” Cutler with the 11th pick in the 2006 draft.  Sure he wouldn’t be able to run the naked boot as good as Plummer, but the arm strength was a fair trade in qualities.  After Cutler nabbed the starting spot late in his rookie season, fans were practically booking flights and hotels to Super Bowl destinations for the upcoming seasons.

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