Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 12/3/12

Roughly three weeks after several unidentified Jets players harshly criticized Tim Tebow, his former teammates in Denver took the same course of action.

Under the veil of anonymity, of course.

"When Tim was here we saw the issues up close," one Bronco told Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com. "The Jets didn't, and now they are seeing the problems, too."

"I feel really, really bad for Tim. He's a good person, just not an NFL quarterback."

On Sunday, the Broncos clinched the AFC West, allowing the team to cruise into the postseason. It's a night-and-day transformation, going from Peyton Manning to Tebow, a "gimmick player."

"Of course we're comparing this year to last year," another Bronco said. "This year we won the division with four games left. That's all Peyton Manning. If Tebow was here, we'd still be squeaking out wins, or losing games we shouldn't be losing. The division would be coming down to the last game.

"I've been following Tim in New York and I feel horrible for him. Everyone here, I think, wants the best for him. He's a good guy. But you can't turn Tim into something he's not, and he's not really an NFL quarterback. He's more of a gimmick player."

Freeman says the biggest thing he took out of speaking to the players was the sense of appreciation they feel toward general manager John Elway, who did away with Tebow-mania and ushered in the talents of the future Hall of Fame quarterback.

"By bringing in Peyton, we can compete with any team in football," one player explained, "Peyton is obviously that good."

"I'm watching Tim and wishing him well but glad I'm here with Peyton."

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