Fox says Tebow phenomenon 'kinda neat'

Fox says Tebow phenomenon 'kinda neat'
February 23, 2012, 3:52 pm
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INDIANAPOLIS - John Fox met with the media Thursday morning at the NFL Combine and it wasn't long before the conversation inevitably turned to Tim Tebow. I asked if the management of Tebowmania and the attendant conversation around him ever becomes exhausting. "I think it's a great story," Fox said."I think he's a kid that ought to be celebrated. In today's society, in sport, I don't care what facet of it, these type of guys don't come along very often so I think it's kinda neat."All that said,Fox is very much in the expectation-management business when it comes to Tebow. He made a point of that Thursday, saying,"I think the reality is Tim's a very good competitor, a very good player. Led us to the playoffs. He's a young player at a position that takes some time. If you look through history, there's a lot of great quarterbacks that took some time. We're in the middle of that process. The type of young man he is, he's gonna do everything in his power to get better every day and we'll see where that brings us."Earlier this week, Brady Quinn's candid comments on Tebow kicked up a duststorm. Asked about that, Fox said, "Sometimes things get lost in translation. I know their relationship is very close, they have a lot of respect for each other, they're very good teammates to each other ... I kind of know what I know."Did the comments hurt Quinn's standing with the team?"We still like Brady Quinn," Fox answered.