Demaryius Thomas and Tim Tebow will always share one great moment in Denver Broncos history. In an AFC Wild Card playoff game this past postseason, Tebow found Thomas for an 80 yard overtime game winning touchdown to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers. Apparently, Thomas is not the sentimental type.
“It’s a business decision. I ain’t going to say I was sad because the only thing they remember is that pass,” Thomas said in a radio interview with 790 The Zone in Atlanta about the trade that sent Tebow from the Broncos to the Jets.
Thomas went on to tell the world how he really feels about his former quarterback.
“You gotta go back and look at the rest of the games. I wasn’t getting no balls and you had to make some of these plays where some players were open and he is not making the throws, but I don’t want to talk bad about Tim. But, hey, I am happy we got Peyton.”
While Thomas was the clear No. 1 target for Tebow once he wrestled the starting quarterback job away from Kyle Orton, his numbers were not always all that impressive for a top wide receiver. And he is justified in putting some of that blame on Tebow, as he failed to complete more than two passes to Thomas in about half of his games.
“You would have people calling him out saying, ‘Tim, you gotta make that throw. You gotta read the defenses better,’ ” Thomas said. “Players on offense trying to get him better.”
Evidently, it didn’t really work. One can argue that Tebow got worse as a quarterback as the season progressed. Thomas also felt that the media circus that surrounded Tebow was not at all beneficial to the team.
“Everything on ESPN was all about Tim,” Thomas said. “That bothered some players, too, because they would say, ‘Tim Tebow Time.’ I felt like it was a team thing. If it wasn’t for the defense most of the time, there wouldn’t be no supposed ‘Tim Tebow Time.’ ”
Hey, I’m glad someone beside me had the guts to say what quite a few people feel. Tebow was the product of being in the right place at the right time. He could not win the big game for his team. He barely played well enough most the time not to lose the game.
Mr. Thomas should enjoy what Mr. Manning will bring to the Broncos, even if the delusional Denver fans who miss Tebow are still upset that John Elway traded away their prodigal son.