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Thanks to Peyton Manning, John Elway drives away the Tim Tebow circus: Bud Shaw

There are 88 comments on the Cleveland.com story from Mar 19, 2012, titled Thanks to Peyton Manning, John Elway drives away the Tim Tebow circus: Bud Shaw. In it, Cleveland.com reports that:

John Elway now has the front-office equivalent of The Drive on his resume. Against all odds, he got out from under Tebowmania.

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Josh McDaniels

Littleton, CO

#21 Mar 20, 2012
Grizz wrote:
Tim Tebow Played Against Patriots With Rib, Lung, Chest Injuries
Who cares about this human piece of crap. I only drafted him because I felt like I was going to get fired and I wanted to saddle the broncos with irrational fevrent fans like yourself. How many yards of field goals did Matt Prater have to kici to bail out Tebow's offensive ineptitude?
Grizz

Dallas, TX

#22 Mar 20, 2012
Elway will be toast in two years. Tebow will be working miracles someplace else, Manning will be fading out, and Denver will be the joke of football, but the fair haired duke decided to gamble it all on a long shot…
Grizz

Dallas, TX

#23 Mar 20, 2012
Oh, Let’s not forget to remind John of 1983 when he went 123 for 259 for 1663 Yds 7 TDS and 14 INTS 47.5% and compared to some of the best in the game only a 56.9% career mark, 60 plus QBs ahead of him in that catagory. Also let’s not forget about Terry Bradshaw’s awful start and where he ended up. Let’s really discuss why so many people want to kick Tim to the curb. 
Noodle Arm

United States

#24 Mar 20, 2012
And lets not forget that Elway and Bradshaw were true QB's...not ones who had to use the triple option as a crutch because of a noodle arm....
Grizz

Dallas, TX

#25 Mar 20, 2012
Bill Romanowski, former Denver Broncos linebacker was on ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd show and had nothing nice to say about Peyton Manning, John Elway and the Denver Broncos.

According to Romanowski, the Broncos are just like the New York Yankees and are trying to buy themselves a Super Bowl. He does not think it was the right move to sign Peyton Manning to a $95 million-dollar contract.

While he did not think Elway stated this out loud, he believed it bothered Elway that Tebow was winning.
Noodle Arm

United States

#26 Mar 20, 2012
Warren Sapp and Joey Portyer had nothing nice to say about Teblow.....

NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp held nothing back in his breakdown of the QB’s prospects with a new franchise, saying Tebow’s arrival would signify his departure if he were playing on the team that traded for the signal-caller.

“If he’s on my ballclub, I have to leave. I want out,” Sapp said during an “NFL Total Access” segment.“I know what that style of football that takes. You have to learn to love to be miserable. Pick-sixes don’t bother you, being down 24 doesn’t bother you, nothing bothers you. That’s a miserable way to play football.”

Joey Porter, a free-agent linebacker and 13-year NFL veteran, echoed Sapp’s sentiments, saying he’d want to know “who’s to blame” if his team brought Tebow aboard.

“The first thing you think is, are we playing for a draft pick next year?” Porter said.“Not to take anything away from Tebow — he seems like a good guy. But the way the league is now, you have to be able to pass the ball.”

It bothered Elway after the embarrasing Patriots loss that Tebow was so inconsistant.
TEBOW SUCKS

Hartford, CT

#27 Mar 20, 2012
Grizz wrote:
Bill Romanowski, former Denver Broncos linebacker was on ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd show and had nothing nice to say about Peyton Manning, John Elway and the Denver Broncos.
According to Romanowski, the Broncos are just like the New York Yankees and are trying to buy themselves a Super Bowl. He does not think it was the right move to sign Peyton Manning to a $95 million-dollar contract.
While he did not think Elway stated this out loud, he believed it bothered Elway that Tebow was winning.
Romanowski's scum. No one thinks his opinion matters as much as they think Teblow is a real NFL QB. The whole Elway thing of being secretly bothered by Teblow winning is pure speculation. Only people who believe in invisible old men in the sky would buy into this sort of conjecture. What Elway was more concerned with was the Broncos winning. And he'll do more of that with Peyton Manning as opposed to sorry-@$$ Teblow.
Grizz

Dallas, TX

#28 Mar 20, 2012
Well, now the Tebow haters have something to slap high fives about. The Broncos have decided to replace their gritty young quarterback with former Indiana Colts signal caller Peyton Manning. 
Never mind that Tebow took the Broncos from worst to first in the AFC West this past season, orchestrating six improbable late-game comeback victories in the process. Never mind that No. 15 – who had the second-best selling NFL jersey last year – led Denver to the second round of the playoffs, after besting Roethlisberger’s Steelers in the opening round. 
Broncos management said it just couldn’t pass up an opportunity to acquire free agent Manning, who had a Hall of Fame career with the Colts, but who is attempting to come back from a neck injury that required four surgeries, and which kept him sidelined all of last season. 
Of course, it’s the Broncos prerogative to sign or deal players as management sees fit. But the duplicity with which the club has dealt with Tebow leaves a lasting stain upon the franchise. 
Back in November, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said of Tebow,“I believe he’ll be a great one. 
In January, Broncos Executive Vice President John Elway said,“I think Tim has earned the right to be the starting quarterback going into training camp.” 
And, just last month, Broncos Head Coach John Fox said of Tebow,“He is going to be a great quarterback in this league.” 
I’m sure Bowlen, Elway and Fox will maintain that they meant what they said (when they said it). But the actions of the NFL club reveal what truly was in the hearts of the three men. 
So there will be no Tebowing in Denver next football season. If Broncos management reaps what it has sown, the team will return to worst from first in its division.
Grizz

Dallas, TX

#29 Mar 20, 2012
Funny thing... Tebow’s getting more press over this than Manning is. Lots of people will turn on the tube this fall to watch Tebow, wherever he goes. I wonder how many will do the same for Manning?
Grizz

Dallas, TX

#30 Mar 20, 2012
If Manning still has what it takes to win the Colts wouldn't have let him go. Apparently the team that knew him best didn't think he was worth keeping.

I think Elway and crew made a personal, not business, decision. Tebow took the Broncos to their first playoff in SIX years, and the fans were excited again--and buying merchandise like crazy. Manning's got what? A year or two? Maybe? Tebow's got a good 15 years ahead of him. Elway made a lousy business decision--but then it was obvsious to all he had a personal dislike of Tebow from the start. He'll regret his choice.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#31 Mar 20, 2012
Dismayed wrote:
Broncs are gonna lose a lot of BELIEVERS...we'll follow Tim. Come on back to Florida...we love you! Jacksonville was ignorant not to snap you up in the first place. Maybe they'll have a reawakening.
It will be interesting to find out all the perks the Broncs offered Manning. Part ownership?
True football fans don't jump from team to team, if you're a Bronco fan and decide to pull for the team that Tim plays for then you're a Tebow fan not a Bronco fan so.....bye.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#32 Mar 20, 2012
hatchet wrote:
<quoted text>True football fans don't jump from team to team, if you're a Bronco fan and decide to pull for the team that Tim plays for then you're a Tebow fan not a Bronco fan so.....bye.
Well, you got that right! I am a Tebow fan.

And it took $96 million for the Broncs to get Manning there...for 5 years. Will he last that long?
serfs up

Kissimmee, FL

#33 Mar 20, 2012
The sports networks droned about Tebow day after day. Never stopping. The man takes a beating from 95% of the sports people on television. He has a regional and religious following and seems like there is a personal issue with it by many broadcasters. I have backed and supported the many drafted quarterbacks who were given an opportunity and not messed with. Many were/are African Americans who were praised from day one. Many of them you did not here about after a few years for some reason. The names that Tebow are called and worse is sickening. You call anyone of color names like that and Al and Jessie will show up. Today, one of the ESPN guys went way over the line by calling Tebow basically retarded at the NFL level. Criticism is one thing. But he deserves the chance to fail like anyone else. He may end up a bum. But let it be on his terms. And the press could help by knocking off the side show theatrics. All of this because the guy is of faith.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#34 Mar 20, 2012
Dismayed wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, you got that right! I am a Tebow fan.
And it took $96 million for the Broncs to get Manning there...for 5 years. Will he last that long?
Sure if Elway does something about that suck azz O-line, but Tim would have done better with the same as well.

Since: Mar 12

New York, NY

#35 Mar 20, 2012
Peyton is the better QB, Tebow has turned into a sideshow, to prove my point:
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#37 Mar 20, 2012
Dismayed wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, you got that right! I am a Tebow fan.
And it took $96 million for the Broncs to get Manning there...for 5 years. Will he last that long?
You would drink kool aid Tebow gave you without thinking about it.
Sounds like Rev Jim Jones to me all over

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#38 Mar 20, 2012
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
<quoted text>You would drink kool aid Tebow gave you without thinking about it.
Sounds like Rev Jim Jones to me all over
I'd absolutely trust him more than the average football player. I think his religion is actually a detriment to him in football...from some on his team, the owners, the coaches, the managers, other teams, and especially ESPN. But through it all, he's kept his faith.

But you know, Tim's going to be just fine no matter what happens. He could get completely out of the NFL and would be a success in life.
Really

Pacifica, CA

#39 Mar 20, 2012
I don't think the Tebow haters get how stupid they appear. Tebows game speaks for itself. His first year is on par or much better than Smelway, the buck tooth Manning's wiener sucker, or Manning for that matter. The is going to tank Elways rep in Denver because Manning is over and that is a chunk of change. Everybody can say what they want. Denver is going to drag along the bottom for the next 5 yrs while all the money to get somebody good is sucked up by a has kinda been. The Denver fans will turn on Elway and he will rue this day. Haters say what u want but watch and c...and get out your wallets cause this will cost you.

Tebow? He'll b fine.

11 seconds.
Former fan

United States

#40 Mar 20, 2012
Elway is getting death threats on our local radio stations and his twitter is all hate mail. Elway will be run out of town by the end of the year. I am very sad about all this. Tebow was so good for Denver.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#41 Mar 21, 2012
Tim will be successful on any team. His fans are all upset for themselves, but think about what this will do for Tim. He was (is) a QB for a team and didn't get 100% support from the team President. If he is released hopefully he will go to a team that gives him the support he deserves. A team that will be grateful to have a great athlete. I didn't say great QB.

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