Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Quotes of the Day: He's a winner...

Mike Silver may want to reconsider using "unnamed" sources for his pieces.

Remember back in August when Silver reported this per "one highly knowledgeable member of the organization":

As one highly knowledgeable member of the organization told me Monday: “If everything was totally equal, and this were a competition based only on performance at this camp, Tebow would probably be the fourth-string guy. Kyle [Orton] is far and away the best, and Tebow’s way behind [Brady] Quinn too. And I’m telling you, Adam Weber is flat-out better right now.”
And then John Fox blew the comment off that it must have been "the cook."

Well, yesterday, Silver printed the following quote by an unnamed Lions player:

“Can you believe ’15’?” one Detroit Lions defender asked after his team’s 45-10 immolation of Tebow and the Denver Broncos. “Come on – that’s embarrassing. I mean, it’s a joke. We knew all week that if we brought any kind of defensive pressure, he couldn’t do anything. In the second half it got boring out there. We were like, ‘Come on – that’s your quarterback? Seriously?’ ”
 Today, Lions DE Cliff Avril on Jim Rome show today talking about Yahoo report on Tebow:
"Tebow is not a joke. Nobody meant that. He's a winner..."

Audio (2:00 mark )

Silver gets good "quotes" but at what cost?  0-2.