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Jim Kelly's wife spills beans on Tim Tebow dinner

image201482g.jpgThe Buffalo Bills, like the Cleveland Browns (at least before Mike Holmgren), have a bad habit of giving former players too much influence over the organization.

As a result, plenty of them aren’t bashful about wielding it.

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly previously has made his views known regarding the team’s quarterback situation.  “I like Trent [Edwards] personally,” Kelly told USA Today in November.  “He works hard.  But
he’s had three years.  It’s time to find somebody
who is the future
of the Buffalo Bills.  If I’m the owner, that’s what
I’m thinking.

“Whether it’s Tim Tebow, whether they’ll have a
shot at him when draft time comes . . . you have to look at the top
three
quarterbacks in the draft, really study them.  And you look for a guy
with good character, good leadership ability and good arm strength –
and a guy who doesn’t come from California.”  (Tom Brady possibly disagrees.)

It apparently wasn’t a coincidence that Kelly blurted out Tebow’s name; Kelly’s wife has disclosed on her Twitter page that the former Bills signal-caller had dinner on Sunday night with Tebow.

“JK is on his way home from having dinner with Tim Tebow,” Jill Kelly writes.  “I can’t wait to get the full scoop!  Can’t wait for draft day!”

She later said that Kelly wouldn’t give her the “full scoop” because she would have put it on Twitter.  She later said that Kelly told her Tebow is a “class act and a great guy.”

It’s unknown whether Kelly acted on his own or with the blessing of the organization, but it’s fair to infer that Tebow wouldn’t have been in Buffalo without an invitation from the team.  Thus, it’s likely that Kelly was invited by the team to participate in the meal.

Though this might be encouraging to Bills fans who are hoping for someone/anyone to help improve the organization’s on-field performance, it’s not encouraging if the former players have a say in who those players will be.

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49 Responses to “Jim Kelly's wife spills beans on Tim Tebow dinner”
  1. Deegizzle says: Mar 29, 2010 7:13 AM

    You mean to tell me that the Buffalo Bills visited with a potential draft prospect at a need position?…Groundbreaking stuff there.

  2. JustMike says: Mar 29, 2010 7:14 AM

    You know someone was going to go after him…say hello to Cade McNown 2010.

  3. joetoronto says: Mar 29, 2010 7:24 AM

    He was obviously referring to Rob Johnson, not Tom Brady.

  4. BigHarold says: Mar 29, 2010 7:27 AM

    And what evidence do you have that Jimbo has any influence over the Bills personnel decisions?

  5. shannscott2000 says: Mar 29, 2010 7:33 AM

    Mike, where’s the rest of your story? You forgot the part where you bash his religion and make fun of the word ‘blessing’. You also forgot to remind us how horrible of a player Tebow will be. You’re slipping!

  6. bigtimesuperstar says: Mar 29, 2010 7:35 AM

    I can’t believe that this woman would actually have a twitter account that anyone followed.

  7. JakeDSnake says: Mar 29, 2010 7:35 AM

    Yeah, just like that meddling Ozzie Newsome in Baltimore, or that Jerry Richardson in Carolina – okay, we get it! You played in the NFL: now shut up! – or Del Rio, or Fisher, or Singletary…just ’cause these guys draw a FT salary rather than consulting/appearance fees, they should put their two cents in?
    Leave the football decisions to the guys who worked in accounting please!

  8. Bun McSticky says: Mar 29, 2010 7:43 AM

    Yeah, Aaron Rodgers sucks…stupid California QBs.

  9. GirthyOne says: Mar 29, 2010 7:43 AM

    ..”it’s not encouraging if the former players have a say in who those players will be.”
    I disagree. Some organizations continue to do a horrible job of evaluating talent. They need all the help they can get. The Bills are a case in point. If the former player is actually paying attention, it could help a lot. If Jim Kelly is looking at QBs for them, studying their film, etc. then they should listen to him.
    I agree if the former players aren’t paying attention and putting in the necessary time. Then, they might be helpful recruit free agents.

  10. darlingknight27 says: Mar 29, 2010 7:44 AM

    “You mean to tell me that the Buffalo Bills visited with a potential draft prospect at a need position?”
    They need a fullback?

  11. wwwmattcom says: Mar 29, 2010 7:52 AM

    Jim doesn’t have much influence over the organization, but you keep a guy like that around and on the field because it reminds the fans of glory days and what could be instead of what is.
    “class acts and great guys” don’t win superbowls. In fact it is probably the opposite, a guy who takes what he wants and won’t listen to what people say he can’t do.
    Thanks for the Buffalo Bills article, I always like to hear how the gears burn, i mean turn, in my favorite organization.

  12. darthokeefe says: Mar 29, 2010 7:52 AM

    Not Just Rob Johnson…..Trent Checkwards and J.P. LOSEman were also from Cali…..thats why Jimmy Clausen has no chance in this town.

  13. braindead says: Mar 29, 2010 7:53 AM

    Really, you would think that people who follow the NFL with any kind of regularity would know that you simply cannot, and I mean CANNOT predict who will pan out and who will not. Maybe Tebow makes it the NFL, maybe he’s a bust. Every freakin year there are guys who get all the big press and high pick and flop. Every year there are those sixth round guys that make a splash and do great. I like reading the stories on PFT, but 99% of the people who write on here should use my screen name. You’re soooo very not funny, or intelligent. Sarcasm is the very lowest form of humor, reserved for the very ignorant.

  14. Big Stretch says: Mar 29, 2010 7:58 AM

    I loved Jim Kelly as a QB, but I wish he would stop pretending like he has all the answers. I wonder if he will be willing to pay some of Tebow’s salary after the Bills draft him and realize he sucks.

  15. Krow says: Mar 29, 2010 8:13 AM

    Tebow is a mid-round prospect… who will be drafted way higher than his ability dictates.

  16. George C says: Mar 29, 2010 8:26 AM

    When a man can’t keep his religion to himself, I don’t want him on my team.

  17. TFBuckFutter says: Mar 29, 2010 8:26 AM

    That sounds like a typically solid Bills decision.
    You know who else was, by all accounts, a really good guy with a lot of character? JP Losman.

  18. tv says: Mar 29, 2010 8:28 AM

    It is a blessing that JK and TT met. Such a blessing. I know that TT is blessed to have JK in his corner and that JK is blessed in knowing TT.
    Such a blessing!

  19. bobinpuertorico says: Mar 29, 2010 8:30 AM

    No one can argue with Tebow’s character. There are few players in football or any other sport who are as willing to give of themselves for the fans. As Florio reported over the weekend, Tebow gave several hours of his valuable time to sign autographs for his fans, and he only charged them $ 160 per autograph (which barely covers the cost of ink and paper).

  20. jackybadass says: Mar 29, 2010 8:35 AM

    when your superbowl record is 0-4 you should look in the mirror. jimmy you dont see classy ob’s like elway or montana cryin for what they want and they delivered! you didn’t!

  21. GoBrowns19 says: Mar 29, 2010 8:45 AM

    Twitter is so stupid. I’ll give you that this twitter entry was at least interesting, but why do regular people bother?
    “I’m going out to eat at El Vaquero, YUMMY!”
    In other words, you’re going to be fatter tomorrow than you are today.

  22. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Mar 29, 2010 8:45 AM

    Where’s the plug for NBC product in the story?
    has to be an angle somewhere the MBAs could exploit. Have a meeting, discuss.

  23. souldogdave says: Mar 29, 2010 8:46 AM

    Jim Kelly, the ultimate loser, doesn’t like Cali QB’s. More east-coast bias.

  24. Ravenmuscle says: Mar 29, 2010 8:47 AM

    Jim Brown was brought in by the Browns as a “high level” consultant. Everyone saw how that worked out. Jim sat in the owner’s box for free and was of NO value other than to show off his low IQ.

  25. deederbob says: Mar 29, 2010 8:49 AM

    Did Tebow say grace? I bet he made that grace his bitch.

  26. Hap says: Mar 29, 2010 9:04 AM

    How come Rosenthal having lunch with Flo last week didnt get a post, and JK having dinner with TT did ?

  27. The_Emperor says: Mar 29, 2010 9:07 AM

    # Bun McSticky says: March 29, 2010 7:43 AM
    Yeah, Aaron Rodgers sucks…stupid California QBs.
    ===================================
    Yeah, how’d that pair o’ games against the Vikings go?

  28. whybuffalowhy says: Mar 29, 2010 9:09 AM

    Jim Kelly’s position with the Bills is that of a Spokesman. He has said numerous times that he holds no power or influence within the organization. His interest in staying involved somehow with the team is because he’s interested in aquiring the team after Ralph Wilson (with the help of investors). It makes sense to me that he would have dinner with any free agent or prospect and falls perfectly into his title or job description. It would not make sense to have him involved in any organizational decisions (at this time). This really isn’t much of a story. I would like to hear of some examples of how the Bills “have a bad habit of giving former players too much influence over the organization” because it really isn’t true. It should have been prefaced with “It is my opinion…”. Just because Kelly thought Trent’s time was up and it looks like he’s gonna get the boot, doesn’t mean Kelly had anything to do with it. Everyone in Buffalo is thinking the same thing.

  29. realitypolice says: Mar 29, 2010 9:13 AM

    bobinpuertorico says:
    March 29, 2010 8:30 AM
    No one can argue with Tebow’s character. There are few players in football or any other sport who are as willing to give of themselves for the fans. As Florio reported over the weekend, Tebow gave several hours of his valuable time to sign autographs for his fans, and he only charged them $ 160 per autograph (which barely covers the cost of ink and paper).
    =============================
    Love this post. I am so sick and tired of people like shannscott2000 who come on here every time a post names Tebow and bitches about how everyone is “hating” on him. This guy gets more positive press than any draft prospect in 20 years. What other prospect in this or any other year’s draft could charge $160 per autograph before he is even drafted and not get killed for it? I remember a few years ago when Vince Young had the audacity to show up at the Super Bowl with an “entourage”, and everybody slaughtered him for daring to be so arrogant before the draft.
    People say everyone is making fun of his religion and his personality. I say if it wasn’t for those things, we wouldn’t be talking about him at all. Because he is a mediocre pro prospect at best. And don’t talk to me about what a winner he was. Here are some other recent QB’s with national championships on their resume:
    1) Tommie Frazer (2 titles)
    2) Danny Wuerfel (title and heisman)
    3) Ken Dorsey
    4) Craig Krenzel
    5) Matt Flynn
    I don’t remember mountains of press about these guys pre-draft. And each was probably just as a good a pro prospect as Tebow.
    And one last point while I am venting. Enough about this nonsense of Tebow leading Florida to 2 national championships. The starting QB for the Gators and MVP of the BCS Title game was Chris Leak. Don’t hear much about that fellow, either.

  30. CYGNUS X-1 says: Mar 29, 2010 9:15 AM

    your so right florio, former players should have no say in what goes on with their forme teams. after all they only played the game and in Kelly’s case are in the hall of fame and have some idea what it takes to be successful in the game. no they should leave the decsions to the “experts” like yourself, you know lawyers and guys who write about about it and therefore know so much more. and god forbid that Kelly would have dinner with someone like tebow a clean cut all american kid who may not be a sure thing in the pros,yea better too hang out with a guy with a record or at the very least smokes a little weed because as we all know nothing wrong with that right mike?

  31. AllThat says: Mar 29, 2010 9:28 AM

    Jim Kelly was a pretty good QB. Let’s leave it at that. Sucked on TV.

  32. ejtowne says: Mar 29, 2010 9:59 AM

    to Jackybadass: Jim Kelly was a great QB!! though the team never won a superbowl, they smacked the sh*t out of the rest of the AFC for FOUR YEARS STRAIGHT!!!! There is a curse in the B-lo, and maybe Jim is right, Tebow might be the one to break that curse! I have read your blog posts before, LEARN THE SPORT BEFORE PUTTING IN YOUR TWO CENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Idiot!!

  33. Jintsbowl says: Mar 29, 2010 10:00 AM

    Can’t believe the Bills are getting this much attention.

  34. BRUTUS9448 says: Mar 29, 2010 10:11 AM

    yes bills please take tebow.
    thanks
    phin fans

  35. pftfanboy says: Mar 29, 2010 10:15 AM

    i dont mean to put a damper on the ritualistic indignation so many of you feed upon, but there is a chance jim kelly mentioned avoiding Cali QBs because of the weather.
    it was evident in Sanchez’s first few games in less than an ideal climate, he struggled and admitted it.
    just saying.

  36. Brewster says: Mar 29, 2010 10:22 AM

    “and a guy who doesn’t come from California.”
    ______________________
    You mean guys like Aikman, Elway, Moon, Waterfield and Fouts?
    I guess Kelly is totally unaware of the origins or the colleges attended by his fellow QB’s in the HOF.
    Dumb comment from Kelly.

  37. realitypolice says: Mar 29, 2010 10:25 AM

    pftfanboy says:
    March 29, 2010 10:15 AM
    i dont mean to put a damper on the ritualistic indignation so many of you feed upon, but there is a chance jim kelly mentioned avoiding Cali QBs because of the weather.
    =======================
    Or perhaps he was just trying to be funny since the QB’s of two division rivals are from California.
    You may have noticed this, but posters to PFT tend to have under-developed senses of humor.

  38. marktg30 says: Mar 29, 2010 10:29 AM

    I would like to thank the Bills for moving up in the draft by giving the Browns the #9 pick and Leodis McKelvin for the #7 Pick.

  39. FlourideSoldOut says: Mar 29, 2010 10:36 AM

    So is Jim Kelly’s wife’s twitter page an example of one of your “unamed sources”? Is this where you go to get your info, Fluoride? Your starting to become a parody of yourself in your efforts to appease the NBC devil you sold your soul to.
    What wish did they grant you, that your hair would never fall out?

  40. nysportz says: Mar 29, 2010 10:43 AM

    I’m struggling to understand how a QB from Florida would be better acclimated to Buffalo weather than a QB from California.

  41. champ1315 says: Mar 29, 2010 11:09 AM

    The sad thing is this guy is probably going to become at least part owner in the next couple of years. I look forward to seeing him drive my Bills even further into oblivion.

  42. billsfan1 says: Mar 29, 2010 11:15 AM

    of all teams in the nfl, the bills should stay away from cali kids. edwards, losman and rob johnson…… ill pass thanks…

  43. elroy says: Mar 29, 2010 11:31 AM

    Jim Kelly mentioned California Qbs because 3 of the last 4 Buffalo Bills busts at QB played either high school or college ball or both in California (Rob Johnson, J.P. Losman, and Trent Edwards).

  44. smiley says: Mar 29, 2010 11:31 AM

    She didn’t spill anything……this is no news.

  45. Ray Guy says: Mar 29, 2010 11:46 AM

    Yes, drafting California quarterbacks is a huge mistake.
    Signed,
    JaFatone Russell, Brady Quinn, Akili Smith, and Cryin Ryan.

  46. Aeroman says: Mar 29, 2010 11:55 AM

    Exactly, Smiley… the only beans spilled were beans about how her own husband doesn’t trust her with any inside information… great story.
    Why don’t you interview the commissioners wife and find out how much he doesn’t tell her too.

  47. edgy1957 says: Mar 29, 2010 12:41 PM

    I’d rather listen to a former QB, who isn’t worried about his job than a guy like Chad Henne.
    I believe that Jim’s referrring to the three recent California QBs that the Bills have taken and not Brady.

  48. queenie says: Mar 29, 2010 1:24 PM

    Please just make it (Tebow) stop!

  49. jakebrake593 says: Apr 10, 2010 6:18 PM

    wow all the jim kelly haters,sure montana,and elway won superbowls,but show me another qb,that took there team from the bottum to the top in such a short period of time,montana, or elway ever made the trip to the superbowl 4 times in a row jim kelly also retired in his prime for a noble cause the health of his son montana, elway,marino,were all washed up when they retired and looked like pure crap when they decided to retire i think a qb of kelly’s caliber should be listend too when making decisions about the qb situation…

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