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Josh Duhamel Says Tim Tebow Is No Quitter [Video]

Josh Duhamel Says Tim Tebow Is No Quitter

Josh Duhamel has responded to “Tim Tebow quitter” statements, with the Transformers actor defending Tim Tebow against ESPN’s Merril Hoge. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Tim Tebow has been battling allegations that he’s a “quitter” because the New York Jets have decided to run him as the third string quarterback. In response, the rumor had Tim Tebow quitting on his team and refusing to be a part of the wildcat offense.

According to the New York Times, the rumor that calls Tim Tebow a quitter may have been started with a miscommunication with Coach Rex Ryan:

“[Tim] Tebow said he simply told Coach Rex Ryan that he wanted a shot at being the regular quarterback, not a Wildcat one. This came after Ryan passed him over and decided to start the third-stringer Greg McElroy. Tebow said he conveyed his disappointment to Ryan, and he allowed that there might have been a misunderstanding: Ryan might have taken the message to mean that Tebow didn’t want to participate in the Wildcat at all.”

Merril Hoge made waves on ESPN when he claimed Tim Tebow was “as phony as a three-dollar bill,” then proceeded to call on non-existent Denver Broncos fans who supposedly were longing for Tim Tebow’s presence over Peyton Manning. Hoge went one step further and kept attacking Tim Tebow on Twitter:

“Any bronco fan still think they would be better with Tebow? I’ve not heard much noise lately? Curious??”

Josh Duhamel responded on Twitter:

“hey merril. Josh Duhamel here. Wondering why you’re such a jealous [expletive] about Tebow? He’s 10x the player you were.”

As you can see in the tweet, Josh Duhamel called out Hoge, who, prior to becoming an ESPN football commentator, was a Steelers fullback in the 1990s. As a comparison, Merril Hoge had 34 touchdowns over eight years while Tim Tebow has 12 over three. So it’s possible to speculate that if given a chance Tim Tebow could easily eclipse Hoge in his glory days.

The writers over at Yahoo Sports have an interesting idea for how the Twitter exchange could finish:

“Hoge could shoot back and say that Duhamel got out-acted by CGI robots in the “Transformers” flicks, but that wouldn’t be sporting.”

Ouch. What do you think about Josh Duhamel defending Tim Tebow’s reputation as not being a quitter?

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20 Responses to “Josh Duhamel Says Tim Tebow Is No Quitter [Video]”

  1. Margaret Dimick Godt

    TIM TEBOW IS NOT A QUITTER. ALL YOU LIBERALS OUT THERE NEED TO STOP THE TRASH TALK.IF SOMEONE IS A CHRISTAIN YOU NEED TO PUT HIM DOWN. BUT THE FACT IS YOU ONLY SHOW US WHAT YOU ARE. NOT A GOOD PICTURE OF ANY OF YOU WHO DOES THIS.

  2. Kristy Cox Lorenz

    Whoa Margaret trash talking football and being a liberal are not one in the same. I'm very liberal and while Tebow isn't my favorite QB I do think he is getting the short end of the stick. His religious beliefs don't factor into how I feel about him as a player because they are two different things. There are many liberals out there that are good Christians and it's very unchristian of you to trash talk about liberals.

  3. Daniel Henry

    Margaret I'm liberal and I went to UF. I'm pretty sure if you talked to Merril Hoge, the guy whose bashing him (and did so a lot last year as well until Tebow had so many comeback victories that he had to eat crow) is most likely conservative as well. I don't agree with Hoge at all, and as much as I love him and cheered for him as a college player and fellow UF Alumnus A). being Christian doesn't make him a good quarterback, and B). Well, repeat A. New York treated him very bad but Tebow's never been a quitter and never will be; but you can save the political rants for the next election…:)

  4. Frank Simmons

    REPORTERS ARE LAZY MOUTH PIECES THAT SIT ON THEIR BUT AND SPEW NASTY WORDS INTO HEADLINES.
    REPORTERS THAT CALL OTHERS "QUITTERS" ARE JUDGEMENTAL PILES OF DONKEY DUNG.

  5. Anica Nicorici

    Tim T. Standing for what is in your heart…..you'll not have too many friends on this earth.Stand tall and do not let them drag you down.HE is with you because you do the right think…….witness him.

  6. Ronalee Clarke Koverman

    Tim Tebow is not a quitter, he's a young man who wants to be used to the best of his abilities. I appreciate him and wish him all the best whatever God has for him. Love ya Timmy!

  7. Stephen Gregg Harlin Sr

    Hoge has no right to talk. A crappy football player himself. How can he say anything bad about any player in the NFL. What an idiot. Fire his dumb a$$.

  8. Frank Simmons

    REX RYAN IS A QUITTER… A HOSER AND A LOSER. REX RYAN QUITS EVERY DIET HE STARTS WHICH IS WHY IS BUTTER BALL TURKEY…LOL! REX RYAN IS A HATER , THE #1 PROBLEM WITH THE JETS IS REX RYAN THE NASTY, BACK STABBING HATER OF A COACH THAT LOVES DRAMA AND IS JUST TRYING TO SEE IF HE CAN GET TIM TEBOW TO CRACK AND SAY OR DO SOMETHING STUPID THE WAY RYAN AND SANCHEZ CONDUCT THEMSELVES ALL THE TIME. I SUGGEST THE JETS FIRE / CAN OLE BUTTERBALL COACH "FATTY" REX RYAN…THE COACH IS NOTHING BUT A GIANT TURD.

  9. Olivia Arcangel

    Hoge should know some facts before opening his big, nasty mouth. Calling Timmy a phony as a 3 dollar bill for something that the guy didn't do. Yeah…we know Timmy's true colors and it is bright.

  10. Anonymous

    No Tebow is not a quitter, but he is also not a good quarter back. He will not need to quit because he is not talented enough to play in the NFL. All you need to do is look at what Denver did this season with virtually the same team in every position except the QB position. With Tebow a 500 ball club. Slip in Manning and they not only win the division, but are the # 1 seed going into the play offs.

  11. Connie Matye

    Merril Hoge and Lomas Brown should both be fired ASAP from ESPN. One (Lomas "The Loser" Brown quit on a teammate and let him be injured, then brags about it! Merril (is that really a man's name?) continues to make jealous remarks against a fine young man that just gives 100% and has faith in God! Merril said Tim could NOT play in the NFL, so he continues to bring him down trying to prove that his opinions are fact! Tim Tebow was NOT a failure this year, he was not given a chance to succeed or fail! Tim led the Broncos to the playoffs last year, NOT their defense. That was the same defense that could NOT win with Kyle Orton! Merril-just shut up! Maybe, Tebow can succeed with a fair shot. He is a gamer! Maybe he will Not suceed, but at least he will give it his all! You are so narrow-minded. Did you suffer from too many concussions?

  12. Anonymous

    a hot man willing to kick-ass, possibly ruining that hotness, for tebow, man, must be worthy, I bet even fergie will willingly jump in just to beat that prick-looking prick.

  13. Tom Sawyer

    How did you make the leap that people complaining about Tebow are liberals? Are you that uneducated and unable to separate sports from national politics? I am as liberal as they get, and it has absolutely nothing to do with which teams I follow, or which players I like. I have been following Tebow's career since high school… I like the guy – both as a player and a human. So stop drinking the damn kkkonservative koolaid, get your head out of your ass and look out the window sometime and see that there is a whole wide world out there.

  14. Diana Freel

    Hey, Josh Duhamel! Thank you sooooo much for defending Tim Tebow against a jealous egomaniac who doesn't deserve a place to spout his vitriolic garbage. Love Tim, Love You, and Love Fergie, too!

  15. Diana Freel

    Hey Josh Duhamel! Thanks for coming to the defense of our beloved Tim Tebow! You both have made me proud! Love Tim, Love You, and Love Fergie, too!