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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Tim vs. Tom: On Tebow, Brady has nothing but praise

Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is the center of attention heading into the team’s game against the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. (Joe Amon / AP)
Tom Brady was lavish, effusive even, in his praise of Denver Broncos quarterback and magic maker Tim Tebow.

Just what you’d expect, given that the Broncos are the New England Patriots’ next opponent.

“They play for 60 minutes. They’ve obviously closed a lot of games and finished very well. We have a huge test. We’ll all be excited, and hopefully have a good week of preparation and be ready to go,” Brady said Monday in his weekly WEEI radio interview on the “Dennis and Callahan Show.”

Brady is shedding no tears over taking a backseat to Tebowmania. (Matt Slocum / AP)
Although the subject of just how long Tebow will last in the NFL has been hotly debated, Brady said he observed no problems with Tebow’s technique as he led the Broncos to an overtime victory. (Again: the Patriots play the Broncos on Sunday.) Brady and the Pats watched while they were flying back to Boston after beating the Redskins in Washington.

“Everyone says he struggles throwing the ball. What I saw [Sunday] night, he had no problems throwing the ball,” Brady said (admittedly, he probably saw only the fourth quarter and overtime). “He threw the ball extremely well when I was watching.”

Brady, all sweetness and luv after his sideline dustup with offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien, professed to have no problem with being The Quarterback No One Is Talking About on Sunday. “That’s okay. Believe me, there is great reason. They’re winning a ton of games and he’s playing very well.”

Perhaps he’s more concerned with Von Miller and that Broncos defense ...


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