Bellicheat took Brady when nobody else wanted him - way down at the bottom of the draft,
so who knows?
Imagine a Danny Woodhead type player who is a legit threat to throw the ball as well.
If I am Bill and Josh that is were this is heading. Plus it gives you the ability to have a 3rd QB on the roster who can bring more to the table potentially.
Honestly I hate to say it but its a good move on their part. You have Brady so nobody is going to clamor for Tebow to start which only will further motivate Tim to do what he has to in order to stick around. If they cant make it work then they let him go at minimal cost. Whats not to like about.
By RB standards Tebow is more like Brandon Jacobs. I big, upright plodder with little to no hip flexion.
I'm not saying he can't be a RB, but I don't think it's likely.
Better use or his talents would be as an HBack. He's big, and strong and a willing blocker. Let him bang heads with defenders, catch a couple balls a game, and maybe take a carry or two on occasion. (Which by the way was my take on him from Day 1 of his senior year at Florida. I would have loved the kid on our team... In the 4th round.)
This has Kraft written all over it. BB would never do someting that S T U P I D!!
^OMG nice pic.
If they're smart they'll let Tebow run the option spread like he ran in college. That's something he's good at
Here is what is known about Tebow:
The guy is big (6'3" 240-245lbs).
The guy is fast for his size, agile, durable, and not easy to bring down when he is on the move.
He has really outstanding peripheral vision and his ability to set up would-be tacklers is nice.
The issues is that he isn't an NFL QB, in the traditional sense, because he can't throw. I remember a game last year where he had a WIDE open Stephen Hill in the end-zone and he shorted the pass by a good 5-8 yards in front of Hill. He can throw it far, but he has no accuracy and his best throws come after the play has already broken down and defenses are keying on him running. Even then, he's wildly inaccurate. He's no QB.
Could he be a TE/WR? Possibly. He needs to be coached on route-running and if he is a TE he is going to have to get used to blocking, even marginally. I'd like to think that all QBs at the professional level have a good understanding of route-running and how to get open. Even if they've not done it in practice, they still have that understanding and sometimes that can be a catalyst for developing into a really solid route-runner that knows how to set up defenders and get open (a la Hines Ward). I actually think that if the Pats use him as a slot receiver and limit his route-tree to short stuff designed to get him into space, then he could be effective for the Patriots. Eventually, if he is serious about it, he'll develop better route running skills, maybe drop some pounds, and become a decent possession receiver. Then, of course, can the guy catch? I'm just speaking from experience here, but QBs are almost always some of the best athletes on the entire football team. Now, I don't see Tebow turning into Larry Fitzgerald or anything, but I think if he can get looks where he is not in tight coverage, he could be ok.
Could he be a RB? For schnitzengiggles I signed Tebow to the Ravens in Madden a few years ago and moved him to RB and used him as Ray Rice's back up (this was before Pierce). He was great. Granted, Madden isn't a great litmus test for REAL world, but I am in the boat that thinks Tebow's best position would be as a change-of-pace running back who comes in on short yardage situations/goal line situations. You could devise a few gadget plays where he might throw it, but ultimately you want to let him do what he does best, and that is run the rock. He needs to learn how to block, but I think as a Mike Alstott/Peyton Hillis type of player, Tebow would find the most success. He doesn't have a lot of wear and tear on his body right now either, so someone could conceivably get a good 3-5 years out of him as a #2 RB.
God... all you thread police need to take a freaking break....LOL, get over yourselves already. If it doesn't interest you, don't click on it. Otherwise it may be a conversation worth having betwen the rest of us.Quote:
"It deserves it's own thread why..."?
As far as Tebow goes, I don't think any of his talents are worth the media circus that he will initially bring. But, I think Belicheck will pretty much ignore the media and keep it fairly quiet. In fact, it's the perfect opportunity for him to thumb his nose at the media which he loves to do. Whatever.... I would have to think Tebow is the #3 when it comes to actually throwing the ball. If anyone can make good use of any of his talents, it's Belicheck. Should be interesting....
Maybe Belichick signed him to give post-game interviews for him when they lose.
BB has rolled the dice on players before and it didn't work - Chad Johnson, Haynesworth, and there are others. It'll be interesting to follow but I don't see Mallet going anywhere unless it's a trade. They typically don't carry 3 QBs.
speaking of...Ravens traded pick to Denver so they could take Tebow, and used the Denver picks for Dickson and Pitta? according to Peter King
"That's where McDaniels comes in. In 2010, I spent a day inside the Broncos when McDaniels was the head coach, watching him install his offense to a quarterback group that included Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn and Tebow. McDaniels, you'll recall, traded second-, third- and fourth-round picks to Baltimore to move up and pick Tebow in the first round of the 2010 draft. (Good move, as it turned out, for Baltimore -- they got Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson out of the deal.)"
I vaguely remember but not specifically