Denver Broncos Coach John Fox Says Tim Tebow-Brady Quinn Feud Is Nonexistent

Brendan O'HareContributor IFebruary 23, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Denver Broncos quarterback coach Adam Gase speaks to Kyle Orton #8, Brady Quinn #9 and Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos during their game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Thanks a lot, John Fox, for ruining the first compelling Tim Tebow story since his inception.

Fox has officially come out and squashed any rumor of a potential Tebow/Brady Quinn feud, due to Quinn's comments in the upcoming issue of GQ where he bemoans the fact Tebow got a billboard and he didn't. This didn't paint Quinn as a particularly sympathetic figure, and he was pretty much immediately criticizing for being a pompous jerk, although some of what he said wasn't exactly lies

Of course, since this story involves Tim Tebow (†™), anything anyone says will be projected onto the moon in bold letters. According to ESPN, Fox said Quinn's recent apology (consisting of lines like "(Tebow) 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" [also, sorry Jesus and God and Holy Ghost/Spirit] should prove the two "have a close relationship" and the comments were "lost in translation."

Well, case closed. You know Tebow won't respond in any way other than a cliched "we are a family" thing, complete with Tebow calling Quinn his "brother" and so on. While it is possible the comments were "lost in translation" (Quinn only had a few quotes in the piece, which came from 50 minutes of interviewing; it seems to work in Quinn's favor that he only said something bad about Tebow in six percent of the time he spoke with the author of the piece, Michael Silver), Quinn still said what he said, and he said some pretty indefensible stuff.

Fox then said the apology is "a more accurate portrayal of Quinn than the comments attributed to him." Read that last part again: to him. Quinn said the comments. No one else did. An accurate portrayal of people is what they say, and if they say something similar in tone more than once, it probably deserves to be attributed. To say imply that what Quinn said "isn't the real Brady Quinn" is absurd. He was caught saying his real thoughts about Tebow. 

But seriously, how great would it be if Tebow comes out and says, "You know, this isn't OK. Screw that guy." The Internet would collapse upon itself and my head would explode.