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Demaryius Thomas doesn't sound like he'll miss Tebow


The last time we heard from Demaryius Thomas, he was in the process of sending Tebowmania into the stratosphere.

Yes, it was Tim Tebow who threw that famous slant pass in overtime of the Denver Broncos' wild-card playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but Thomas deserves the lion's share of credit. His catch, run and dehumanizing stiff arm of Ike Taylor was a study in big-play receiving.

In an interview with WQXI-AM in Atlanta on Wednesday, Thomas didn't sound too broken up to trade out Tebow for Peyton Manning.

"I ain't going to say I was sad because the only thing they remember is that pass," said Thomas (via, taking a different perspective than teammate Von Miller. "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."

So no, it's unlikely Thomas was in the front row at Tebow's Easter Sunday celebration for the ages. That said, Thomas believes Tebow has the ability to wrestle the New York Jets' starting job away from Mark Sanchez.

"I ain't going to talk bad about Sanchez, but he's not one of the best quarterbacks in the game," Thomas said. "So I feel good about Tim going out there."

Is that belief in Tebow or doubt in Sanchez? Let's call it 50/50 and move on.


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