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Jim Kelly says he'd recommend Tim Tebow to the Bills

Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly has a message for his old team — he likes Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.

Vic Carucci of NFL.com reports that Kelly “would be comfortable” recommending Tebow to the Bills.  Fortunately for the Bills and their fans, Kelly acknowledges that he’s not qualified to make a recommendation as to whether the Bills should use the ninth pick in round one or the ninth pick in round two to get Tebow.

“Just because I’m a former quarterback, people think I can just tell
from being around a guy [if he has what it takes to be a successful NFL
quarterback],” Kelly told Carucci.  “But I need to watch him go through a drill
and make all the throws.  I need to really study him before I could say
whether he should be a first-round pick.  Now, a second-rounder, I’d be
OK with that, but I don’t have enough information on [Tebow] to say they
should use the No. 9 pick on him.”

Kelly is right.  The fact that he was a quarterback doesn’t make him qualified to determine the round in which another quarterback should be drafted.  And it especially doesn’t qualify him to assess overall team needs and determine whether Tebow or any other quarterback should be picked instead of the best player available at another position, or the best player available regardless of position.

Former players who haven’t worked as scouts shouldn’t pretend to be scouts.  Presumably, the Bills have given Kelly a limited seat at the table out of respect for his accomplishments.  Still, as we’ve heard from many league insiders over the years, teams like the Bills and the Browns are making a mistake by giving former players a voice, officially or otherwise, in the affairs of the team. 

Do the 49ers let Joe Montana determine the draft board?  Is Terry Bradshaw making recommendations to the Steelers?  Hell no.

If Kelly wanted to recommend players to the Bills, he should have become a scout upon retiring, rolling up his sleeves and grinding away and visiting college campuses and watching film.  The fact that he played the game would have helped him in this regard, but too many former players who made a lifetime’s worth of money while playing aren’t interested in the kind of anonymous toil in which scouts engage.

It’s repetitive, demanding, thankless work, requiring organization, attention to detail, patience, and a great memory. 

We realize that Bills fans have a special connection to their former players.  But if those former players were truly interested in helping the franchise, they’d step aside and let the scouts do their job.

Indeed, we doubt that many/any Bills scouts offered Kelly unsolicited advice about playing quarterback during his career.  He would be wise to return the courtesy now.

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  1. PackManFanEver says: Apr 3, 2010 5:52 PM

    And that is why Mr. Kelly is not a NFL GM….

  2. hawk22314 says: Apr 3, 2010 5:53 PM

    Why such vitriol? Kelly clearly equivocated his assessment, and conceded he couldn’t make a draft reccomendation.

  3. foxylettuce says: Apr 3, 2010 5:59 PM

    Hey Jim, I love ya and all, but shut you’re mouth…

  4. downwithdansnyder says: Apr 3, 2010 6:08 PM

    I guess this means the Browns will hire Bernie Kosar after all. If the Browns keep being the Browns. And then Bernie will get a staff infection and sue. Problems solved….for Bernie.

  5. GreeneBlitz says: Apr 3, 2010 6:09 PM

    You’ll find a majority of Bills fans agree with Jim Kelly on drafting Tim Tebow, mostly the only debate is where, he’s gonna be a good NFL QB, just watch.

  6. Ted.E.Bear says: Apr 3, 2010 6:12 PM

    Floria, kinda full of yourself, aren’t you? !

  7. litemater says: Apr 3, 2010 6:18 PM

    And that is why mock draft are full of crap, like the ones from this site….

  8. jdub6 says: Apr 3, 2010 6:21 PM

    Feeling a little crunchy today Florio? Kelly was asked his opinion and he gave it so you go on a 3 paragraph rant about how he’s not qualified. I’m pretty sure he himself admitted as much at the top of the story, and also if i’m not mistaken the Bills have asked Kelly for his opinion on the specific matter so why not wait until someone offers some unsolicited advice before you get your panties all twisted.

  9. 4545 says: Apr 3, 2010 6:21 PM

    Not news.

  10. Uncle Leo says: Apr 3, 2010 6:22 PM

    Bradshaw could have been making recommendations to the Steelers, but being dead makes that tricky.

  11. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Apr 3, 2010 6:22 PM

    And Scott Norwood recommends Shaun Suisham

  12. Raider Pride says: Apr 3, 2010 6:27 PM

    Ouch!
    Everytime I read his name I think of a guy who lost FOUR SUPER BOWLS in a row.
    In a fricken row.
    It is still hard to imagine.

  13. benniehifive says: Apr 3, 2010 6:29 PM

    so what’s the big deal here? somebody asked for his opinion, and he gave it. he obviously wasn’t trying to push his opinion onto the bills upper management, merely giving an opinion. and don’t forget, he is a hall of fame quarterback, so even if he isn’t an nfl scout, he might just have a little more insight into the position than the rest of us.

  14. Basehead says: Apr 3, 2010 6:32 PM

    How does Tim Tebow explain to teams he’s worth a draft pick even though he’ll be gone when Jesus raptures?

  15. lanjoith says: Apr 3, 2010 6:38 PM

    Florio,
    Being the cynical liberal that I am sure you are, you just can’t stand the fact that Tim Tebow is a beautiful person and is willing to step and say what he believes and stand for. It is a lot easier to be cynical than truly believe in anything, which a cynic cannot. This article isn’t about his possible short-comings as an NFL QB, it is about the fact that you don’t like that he is a devout Christian and isn’t afraid to let people know he is. I know where Tim and I will be on Judgment Day, do you?
    Tebow has all the tangibles that a 6th round pick named Tom Brady had. Why didn’t scouts think a 3-time Super Bowl Champion and future Hall of Famer wasn’t worth more than a late 2nd day pick?

  16. B-Lo Bro says: Apr 3, 2010 6:40 PM

    While we’re at it, Why don’t we ask Norwood which kicker he prefers?

  17. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Apr 3, 2010 6:41 PM

    Why not listen to Kelly, he’s a champion…Oh wait, never mind. Total cheap shot, but I couldn’t resist.

  18. Mean D says: Apr 3, 2010 6:44 PM

    Lord know this will bring out the Tebow haters. We all know that you turds know more about QBing than Kelly, Dungy, Wyche, Weaver, Gruden, etc., etc.

  19. Gautam says: Apr 3, 2010 6:48 PM

    “Do the 49ers let Joe Montana determine the draft board?”
    May be they should lol

  20. Tsmith says: Apr 3, 2010 6:49 PM

    what a piece of crap report by you guys…Carucci asks the guy his opinion about Tebow and gives it but you are telling him he should keep his mouth shut, how comical is that…when was the last time you guys kept your mouth shut
    the Bills dont listen to Kelly and rightfully so…he even admitted that he isnt qualified to say what round he should be picked in, he also never said he was a scout so what exactly did he do wrong here
    just another crap report by you guys trying to get attention

  21. chris says: Apr 3, 2010 6:55 PM

    Most of you say this guy or that guy is not a GM or a scout. With T.V now day if you follow college football you can make as good of a pick as most of the GM’s out there. It is not that difficult to pick a player that could be good in the first 3 rounds. Just use common sense. Which most of you do not have reading some of your dumb responses.
    How do most of you get a job since the other guy is always so much smarter and better.
    I have the same chances of picking a good or a bad college player for the draft as any GM.

  22. drumbug71 says: Apr 3, 2010 6:55 PM

    Wow. Is the anger really aimed at Kelly for giving unsolicited advice or does it stem from him liking Tebow (one of Florio’s sworn enemies)?
    We should save Florio’s rant for the next SportingNews.com link that explains who the Steelers should sign to replace Ben Roethlisberger?
    “Do the 49ers let Joe Montana determine the draft board? Is Terry Bradshaw making recommendations to the Steelers? Hell no. Does Florio know more than the Steelers’ scouting department? Heck yes!”

  23. disco says: Apr 3, 2010 7:00 PM

    Way to celebrate a banner month with this drivel. Jim Kelly is not only an significant figure in Bills history, but also Western New York, a possible future part owner of franchise itself, and a top 30 QB in NFL history.
    You have an issue with the Bills taking in his opinion? Did you forget what they did on their own the last 15 years before he finally agreed to get involved last year?
    The Bills brought in Buddy Nix, who helped draft Rivers and Brees for SD, specifically to help find the right QB. If he wants an opinion from Kelly, he can have an opinion from Kelly. I’ll trust that more than lawyer turned blog writer.

  24. edgy1957 says: Apr 3, 2010 7:03 PM

    Kelly is right. The fact that he was a quarterback doesn’t make him qualified to determine the round in which another quarterback should be drafted
    Former players who haven’t worked as scouts shouldn’t pretend to be scouts
    **************************
    1. Except he didn’t say that.
    2. And yet, you seem to believe that Mike Mayock is Da Bomb.

  25. ClownBurger says: Apr 3, 2010 7:03 PM

    Translation:
    HOW DARE YOU SAY SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT TEBOW!!!!! ~ florio

  26. Dirty Bird from Orlando says: Apr 3, 2010 7:03 PM

    Who cares!!!!
    Lets talk about the next super bowl champions- The Atlanta Falcons!!!!!!!!

  27. Skippy20008 says: Apr 3, 2010 7:03 PM

    Who does Kelly think he is, Mel Kiper? While the track record of athletes as talent assessors isn’t anything to write home about — see Matt Millen, Michael Jordan — what’s wrong with Kelly giving his opinion?
    The team doesn’t have to listen.

  28. comment_submission_error says: Apr 3, 2010 7:06 PM

    Those two tools on BSPN pretend to be scouts. At least Kelly isn’t trying to collect a check for his thoughts.

  29. ICEWALKER says: Apr 3, 2010 7:06 PM

    How many of us talk to friends saying such and such team should take a certain player? We read something in a magazine and we give an opinion on what we think in our mind.
    I bet everyone.
    Jim Kelly was more than likely asked what he thought of Tim Tebow, microphone shoved in his face, and he gave his opinion.
    And why can’t Jim Kelly make his opinion known? He’s a Hall of Fame QB that has seen pretty much everything the game needs.
    Sometimes writers on blogs only see one thing; the inside of their rear end. Mr. Florio, you take a lot of heat form these commentors on the PFT headlines. This is the first time I totally thought you were grinding your axe for no real reason.
    UPDATE: OK, I reread the article again and I can see Mr. Florio’s point. Jim Kelly is under contract with the Bills as an official ambassador. He may have the ability to sway draft decisions but I highly doubt it. He said it himself, “Just because I’m a former quarterback, people think I can just tell from being around a guy (if he has what it takes to be a successful NFL quarterback),”
    I still think Mr. Kelly has the right to his opinion.

  30. Buffalo says: Apr 3, 2010 7:10 PM

    He Mike Florio you seem pissed off at what kelly said calm down and chill and tell me why you’re not a GM.

  31. Buffalo says: Apr 3, 2010 7:11 PM

    Foxy don’t tell Kelly to shut his mouth get a job punk !.

  32. robert ethan says: Apr 3, 2010 7:11 PM

    Uhhh, Mike….
    Do you think that maybe, just maybe, someone ASKED Kelly what he thought of Tebow? Like Carucci for instance, or another media guy.
    What would you have him say?
    “Gee guys, I’d like to say something, especially since that is probably the reason you guys brought me here and stuck microphones and notepads in my face, but all I am is a poor dumb former NFL HOF QB who was lucky enough to make it to a few SBs. You probably want to speak to some fat irratible guy sitting in the stands drinking bad coffee out of a styrofoam cup who got cut from his college football team and decided to help out the coach on the sidelines 25 years ago. They will know a lot more than I do.”.

  33. jackybadass says: Apr 3, 2010 7:15 PM

    why do you want him jim? maybe he will turn into a drunkin loser and lose 5 superbowls! who cares what you think! you would be a good role model for him. ya think?

  34. dzil says: Apr 3, 2010 7:15 PM

    …don’t ask the question in the first place. Kelly is an ambassador for the team, that’s it and he acknowledges that. So why does moron Florio feel the need to go into a full-fledged rant, as if Kelly is playing wannabe scout? Not the case at all. This whole article is beyond stupid. Someone asked his opinion and he gave it, along with admitting it wasn’t his job to decide nor was he qualified to. This site is a frigging joke.

  35. ItalianArmyGuy says: Apr 3, 2010 7:32 PM

    Jim –
    Can you tell, just from being around a guy, if he has what it takes to lose four straight Super Bowls?

  36. FreeAgentPro says: Apr 3, 2010 7:34 PM

    Another typical foolish post by Florio that states the obvious. Following his logic, do NFL personnel ask his input on most of the opinions he posts here? On the other hand, Kelly is probably solicited for his opinion on all things Bills by media following the Bills and NFL in general. Jim Kelly is entitled to respond to inquiries as a fan of the team. The fact that – as a former QB – his opinions carry more weight than – say – a media hack who never played football is the reason that Jim Kelly’s opinions are available in the media.

  37. downwithbrowns says: Apr 3, 2010 7:38 PM

    You have to get Browns bashing in just about every post. You are a Summers Eve.

  38. darthokeefe says: Apr 3, 2010 7:45 PM

    If Jimbo’s in so am I ….Buddy, Draft Tebow at end of round 1….make it happen

  39. BigHarold says: Apr 3, 2010 7:46 PM

    Vic asked Jim Kelly a questioned and he answered it. Where’s your evidence that Jimbo has any input into the Bills personnel decisions?

  40. zonabb says: Apr 3, 2010 7:49 PM

    I love hypocritical Florio’s continual slam of teams letting former players have a role or input. Last I checked, former players have more credibility offering such advice than Florio does providing one iota of commentary on ANYTHING related to the NFL. Profootballtalk is a decent site but Florio lacks some serious credibility and should really refrain from interjecting his opinions into front office matters and stick to taking the hard work of many reporters and insiders and reposting on his own site for financial gain. Florio is a middle man and any belief he has that people come here for him is short-sighted. I come here, like millions of others, for the amount of news located in one place, not the sophomoric ramblings of some one who used the internet to gain a tenuous foothold on the NFL “news” biz. Stick to regurgitating everyone else’s news reporting and stop trying to act like you have a clue. When I want true insight, I turn to the trusted sources.

  41. dgil7707 says: Apr 3, 2010 7:50 PM

    Hey florio whos the HOF QB and whos the hack!?

  42. Dirty Bird from Orlando says: Apr 3, 2010 7:53 PM

    Who Cares!
    Lets talk about the next super bowl champions-The Atlanta Falcons!!!!

  43. darlingknight27 says: Apr 3, 2010 8:07 PM

    Why does Kelly hate the bills?

  44. coz says: Apr 3, 2010 8:07 PM

    please do not listen to jim, thanks

  45. WingT says: Apr 3, 2010 8:10 PM

    Jim Kelly knows a thing or two about the QB position.
    It’s refreshing to see retired players actually care about their former teams.
    @PackManFanEver – its hard to follow your logic as to how this shows that Jim Kelly is not a NFL GM
    @foxylettuce – its YOUR not You’re…lol

  46. Tre-nitty says: Apr 3, 2010 8:12 PM

    Do it buffalo, do it. I need someone to suck worse than my rams.

  47. DanSnyder says: Apr 3, 2010 8:29 PM

    No update in over 3 hours, did florio die? I’m actually upset.

  48. marjo says: Apr 3, 2010 8:29 PM

    Tebow haters, now turn your wrath towards Jim Kelly.

  49. MasterShake says: Apr 3, 2010 8:31 PM

    He may not know talent but he sure knows how to win a superbowl.

  50. wwwmattcom says: Apr 3, 2010 8:32 PM

    Now who is on a soapbox? Florio…

  51. tacious says: Apr 3, 2010 8:38 PM

    “Former players who haven’t worked as scouts shouldn’t pretend to be scouts.”
    I guess it’s OK for former lawyers to pretend though, isn’t it Florio!
    You are an assclown, Florio!

  52. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Apr 3, 2010 8:46 PM

    If nobody asks Jim Kelly his opinion, nobody will hear Jim Kelly’s opinion.

  53. Cereal Blogger says: Apr 3, 2010 8:55 PM

    Happy Easter Florio

  54. Murabma says: Apr 3, 2010 8:58 PM

    I agree completely with hawk22314–methinks Florio protesteth too much when ex-jocks encroach on this gig (scouting being a step or two up from writing about the game as a journalist). Kelly clearly caveated his statement and is offering his personal view of the guy, no more, no less……

  55. litemater says: Apr 3, 2010 8:58 PM

    Yeah and I’d Recommend Todd Marinovich too.

  56. JaggedMark says: Apr 3, 2010 9:00 PM

    Regarding your last paragraph Mr. Florio.
    If Kelly had said those same things about Bradford, you wouldn’t be saying the same thing.
    If Barry Sanders offered a similar recommendation for CJ Spiller to the Lions, you wouldn’t be saying the same thing.
    So I guess because it’s Tebow, you feel a need to offer some snarky comments, correct?

  57. KBEsq says: Apr 3, 2010 9:23 PM

    Kelly said nothing of substance this is just another non-story by Florio. The guy has to post some content in between tired BR7 and McNabb resets though.

  58. Clevelander says: Apr 3, 2010 9:41 PM

    How is Jim Kelly offering his opinion on one player any different than when you talk about a guy’s draft prospects? If you aren’t rolling up your sleeves and grinding away and visiting college campuses and watching film, then what makes you think anybody should care about what you say about a potential draft pick?
    A reporter asked Jim Kelly a simple question, and he gave the perfect answer!

  59. funi says: Apr 3, 2010 9:43 PM

    Look at all the Super Bowls Kelly has won, he knows everything! Oh wait….WIDE RIGHT!!!

  60. StivBators says: Apr 3, 2010 9:51 PM

    and for all supposed toil these talent evaluators go through, they still get it wrong more often than not. i doubt Kelly would do much worse than the average talent scout in the league.

  61. TrollSquared says: Apr 3, 2010 9:51 PM

    “And that is why Mr. Kelly is not a NFL GM….”
    Riiiggghhttt; because you are so much more qualified than he is to judge draft prospects.

  62. funi says: Apr 3, 2010 10:20 PM

    No post by Florio since the WVU game started!

  63. Krow says: Apr 3, 2010 10:23 PM

    There’s nothing wrong with Tebow… except that he’ll be a couple rounds over-valued. OK, and that Jesus routine too… that’s idiotic. Two things.

  64. tombrokaw says: Apr 3, 2010 10:25 PM

    Jim Kelly: “I am just qb, and do not have adequate information in order to make a conclusive draft recommendation on tim tebow.”
    Mike Florio: “Who do you think you are Jim Kelly? You don’t have enough information to make conclusive draft recommendations you know? And you better not be saying that you do, because I’M all over that. I’m here to smack you back down and say ‘hey, you aren’t qualified to do that!’ Boom. I just laid the smack down on you and put you in your place, you’re welcome.”
    What you just witnessed here was florio creating a story out of um, nothing. You can’t even argue that an editorial was created here because it’s reacting to something fundamentally, imaginary.

  65. Bious says: Apr 3, 2010 10:35 PM

    It is funny that you and others in the media are mocking Kelly for giving his advice on the teams draft pick
    Nevermind that you do this every day and never played a down….nor have 99% of the media/bloggers
    Yet Kelly shouldn’t even though he is a HOF player
    Brilliant line of thinking

  66. Byrd Is The Word says: Apr 3, 2010 11:03 PM

    PFT is on some sort of crusade against ex-NFLers talking about their team. Apparently they aren’t allowed to speak openly. Just because Jim Kelly says he likes Tebow, doesn’t mean he’s pulling any strings. So give it up Florio.

  67. ShoutFan says: Apr 3, 2010 11:13 PM

    Hey Mike….maybe you’re missing the point that the fanbase wants Kelly and Thurman involved with the team in any way possible.
    Maybe you also missed the press conferences where Chan and Nix were hired….who were int he room? That’s right Kelly and Thomas. Why were they there? One would think Wilson wanted them there, I doubt they bum rushed the presser.
    Frankly, I don’t know if you noticed…but the Bills scouting staff could use all the help they can get.
    While we don’t see Terry and Joe making draft recommendations….we do wee them making recommendation on with telephone package to buy, BBQ sauce to eat and Bradshaw’s naked butt in Failure to Launch….so a HOFer’s input on quarterbacks seems a lot more apt, doesn’t it?

  68. Philtration says: Apr 3, 2010 11:45 PM

    Kelly just wants to assure that he keeps the Bills passing records.
    Tim Tebow is going to suck as an NFL QB on Biblical proportions and I can’t wait to see it.

  69. dogma1 says: Apr 3, 2010 11:51 PM

    The Bills will trade Tebow 9 overall… wait and see.

  70. cuttooth says: Apr 4, 2010 12:10 AM

    What do you have when a lawyer turns into a blog writer?
    A. a lousy lawyer
    B. a self-righteous blog writer
    C. two failed careers
    D. all of the above

  71. jgreene5 says: Apr 4, 2010 12:15 AM

    Kelly pretty much discredits himself by saying that he would “really need to study him”. And even suggesting using the #9 overall pick on him is pretty laughable…no disrespect to Tebow intended. I also applaud the Bills for keeping their Hall of Fame players involved in the franchise. But, as Kelly said himself, being a former player shouldn’t make you a qualified talent evaluator. Just like being a former player shouldn’t make you a qualified sports journalist/broadcaster (Emmitt Smith).

  72. CYGNUS X-1 says: Apr 4, 2010 12:20 AM

    yea hin being a former nfl qb and all should not matter.better listen to a guy like you who has so much exoeriance scouting and running a team.oh wait you are a former lawyer who attracks a guy based on the fact he lives his life like he talks it which is good in his case. yea we need to listen to you who looks for any and all faults of guys who lead good moral lives. why if it wasn’t for you we would have never known the shocking fact that peyton manning once mooned a teamate in collage.shocking!give him a lifetime ban or a sispenion for it.can’t wait for you to grovel when tebow makes it!and as stated before could have cared less about the guy until you started your I don’t hate him but but I

  73. CYGNUS X-1 says: Apr 4, 2010 12:24 AM

    nice move florio I can’t comment because I don’t agree with you but will say it is because I comment to much?you realy are a douche! anyway you are so right Kelly should say nothing about who the bills pick. that should be left to experts like you,guys who have never played the game or had any involvement with running a team at all.

  74. robert ethan says: Apr 4, 2010 12:49 AM

    I bet Tebow paid for the dinner, thats the reason Kelly is pimping him to the Bills.
    Former athletes will rent out their kids to you if you pay them a royalty and provide food and drinks.

  75. robert ethan says: Apr 4, 2010 12:54 AM

    Maybe Kelly is just covering his ass on Easter weekend.
    All this talk of the Rapture and the Resurrection may seem far fetched, but you don’t know for sure do you? Never hurts to stay on the safe side.

  76. edgy1957 says: Apr 4, 2010 12:57 AM

    Kelly couldn’t do any worse as the GM. Hell, I’d be too afraid that Nix would try to pick Blanda, Alworth, Hirsch, Ditka and Butkus.

  77. edgy1957 says: Apr 4, 2010 1:09 AM

    jgreene5 says:
    Kelly pretty much discredits himself by saying that he would “really need to study him”. And even suggesting using the #9 overall pick on him is pretty
    *****************************
    What imaginary conversation were you listening to?
    In the first place, why is wanting to study a person discrediting someone? Do you mean that you’d hire someone without ever checking on them? Wow, sounds just like what Buffalo’s been doing already. You should probably head for the Bills’ complex and sign up as a scout. Oh and that’s why all those scouts turn up to the Combine and Pro Days — to get a close look at the guys doing the drills, etc.
    He didn’t say that he was recommending them to take him with the pick BUT that he’d have to get up close and personal before he could even suggest that the team take him with their first pick.

  78. SHOOODER says: Apr 4, 2010 1:40 AM

    You would thing a former Pro Football Player would have a litte more in-sight than a blogger…u have a nice website…but don’t be a conceited tanoook.

  79. botchedextrapoint says: Apr 4, 2010 2:48 AM

    Sturgeons Law – 90% of everything is rubbish
    This story was definately in the 90%

  80. i'm just a bill, yeah i'm only a bill says: Apr 4, 2010 2:59 AM

    he’s more qualified than you Florio.
    Kelly’s QB opinions > Florio’s QB opinions .

  81. pondbridge says: Apr 4, 2010 3:35 AM

    Bobby Douglass? Billy Kilmer? Slash? While there are some precedents for scatterarm QBs in the NFL, it mostly sets the program back a half decade. Kelly’s been playing without a helmet– this suggestion, the Gailey hiring and a switch to 3-4 when you don’t have the people will doom the Bills to a move to La La land I fear. Shouldn’t happen to the Bills fans, who are heroic.

  82. Popeye says: Apr 4, 2010 7:04 AM

    did kelly ever win anything?

  83. Brakadamaas says: Apr 4, 2010 8:33 AM

    ….but what about that unbelieveable comeback by Kelly against the Oilers in that playoff game!!! Oh, wait, that was Frank Reich. Nevermind.

  84. Matt says: Apr 4, 2010 9:02 AM

    Am I having déjà vu, or did a story way similar to this, maybe involving Kelly still, come out a month or two ago? Anyone?

  85. bunbun says: Apr 4, 2010 10:03 AM

    Kelly likes tebow for one reason and one reason only. kelly is a religious cookoo, nut as well. This is the only matter of substance or more accurately “nonsubstance” that Kelly attempts to upgrade timmy with, as timmy is not made of long range mettle.

  86. jgreene5 says: Apr 4, 2010 10:09 AM

    edgy1957 says:
    April 4, 2010 1:09 AM
    jgreene5 says:
    Kelly pretty much discredits himself by saying that he would “really need to study him”. And even suggesting using the #9 overall pick on him is pretty
    *****************************
    What imaginary conversation were you listening to?
    In the first place, why is wanting to study a person discrediting someone? Do you mean that you’d hire someone without ever checking on them? Wow, sounds just like what Buffalo’s been doing already. You should probably head for the Bills’ complex and sign up as a scout. Oh and that’s why all those scouts turn up to the Combine and Pro Days — to get a close look at the guys doing the drills, etc.
    He didn’t say that he was recommending them to take him with the pick BUT that he’d have to get up close and personal before he could even suggest that the team take him with their first pick.
    ————————————————–
    Sorry, I should have been clearer (had a few beers watching the Final Four). But I think we’re saying the same thing. I don’t think Kelly should be recommending Tebow when he admits that he hasn’t seen him do any drills and would “really need to study him”. And Kelly does say that he would be comfortable recommending him in the 2nd round, so we’ll have to disagree on that. No scout in their right mind would recommend taking a player in the 2nd round without seeing him work out or perform drills.

  87. granadafan says: Apr 5, 2010 1:46 PM

    “lanjoith says: April 3, 2010 6:38 PM
    Florio,
    Being the cynical liberal that I am sure you are, you just can’t stand the fact that Tim Tebow is a beautiful person and is willing to step and say what he believes and stand for. It is a lot easier to be cynical than truly believe in anything, which a cynic cannot. This article isn’t about his possible short-comings as an NFL QB, it is about the fact that you don’t like that he is a devout Christian and isn’t afraid to let people know he is. I know where Tim and I will be on Judgment Day, do you? ”
    Lanjoith, ah, so quick to cast labels on people by calling Florio a “liberal”. What people are objecting to are public figures constantly throwing religion in our faces and trying to run our lives based on religion. So, keep believing that dinosaurs didn’t exist (or walked with man), that the earth is only 10K years old, evolution isn’t true, that science and medicine are evil, or preaching to women on national TV what to do with their bodies. There’s religion and then there’s shoving religion down our throats.

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