Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas tried really, really hard not to criticize former Denver and current New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow during a recent interview on 790 The Zone in Atlanta with The 2 Live Stews. It isn't hard, though, to see that Thomas is glad Peyton Manning is now his quarterback and that Tebow is now Mark Sanchez's problem.
Excerpts after the jump. Full transcript at Sports Radio Interviews.
Were you sad to see Tim Tebow go?
“It’s a business decision. I ain’t going to say I was sad because the only thing they remember is that pass. 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.”
What was the attitude around the locker room with the way Tim Tebow played?
“Everybody was talking about…you get some players and had some that said he can’t throw, but if you get open and you get one your way you gotta make the play no matter where the ball is at. Then you had some that said he is a winner. He works hard and just stay with him and you’ll be fine and that was basically it. There wasn’t much talk about him, but you know everything on ESPN was all about Tim. 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.’ “
What did you think of the Tim Tebow trade? As a player do you think this was a good move?
“On the Jets behalf? [Takes a breath and sighs] I ain’t going to say it was a good move, but I really don’t know. I feel like Tim can get better, but it is going to take some time because he’s gotta read the defenses and throwing patterns, but I feel like he thinks he can go out there and take Sanchez’s spot. I ain’t going to talk bad about Sanchez, but he’s not one of the best quarterbacks in the game, so I feel good about Tim going out there.”