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Tebow's mechanics up for discussion

Posted on: August 18, 2010 11:33 am
T. Tebow still has work to do on his throwing mechanics (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For all the talk about Tim Tebow’s arm delivery and his mechanics and about how subpar they were coming out of Florida, Tebow has made improvements during offseason workouts and training camp.

But when he took the field against the Bengals in the Broncos first preseason game, he didn’t think about any of it.

Writes Lindsay H. Jones of the Denver Post :

His mind was on the Cincinnati Bengals' defense, on trying to mentally sift his way through the Broncos' complicated offense and identify the right play. He wasn't thinking about the angle at which he was holding his left arm, how low or high he held the ball or how long or short his windup was.

"That wasn't something that was going through my mind," Tebow said. "It was more reading the defense and trying to get first downs."

It's a good thing, then, that Tebow largely ignores the world of football commentary, and particularly Twitter, which was transformed into a hub for media and fans alike to critique Tebow's mechanics in real time throughout the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. The consensus from the masses seemed to be, based on that quarter of work, that Tebow the NFL player was the same as Tebow the college player at Florida, at least when it came to his throwing motion.

For his part, Tebow says he doesn’t care what the outside world thinks about his mechanics. He had a nice 35-yard pass to Matthew Willis that was dropped, and his stats (8 of 13 for 105 yards) were fine. Afterward, coach Josh McDaniel said Tebow had plenty of work left to do to fine-tune his game. But he showed some of the skills that led to his first-round selection, rushing in for a seven-yard TD on the last play of the game and successfully showing his poise while running the 2-minute offense.

He’s nowhere near taking over the starting spot from Kyle Orton, but Tebow has shown improvement. For now, that’s good enough.

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Tebow's mechanics up for discussion

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Tebow's mechanics up for discussion

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:32 am

Tebow's mechanics up for discussion

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Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2010 10:37 am

Tebow's mechanics up for discussion

Tebow is very similar to McNabb except he can't pass as well. And it won't be long before Tebow gets knocked out of a game similar to the what happened to McNabb and realizes trying to run through NFL lineman is not always the best choice.
I agree with the statement made by HughZ71 if Denver sat him for a couple of years and let him work on his passing then that would be his best chance at becoming a Good NFL QB. But I don't see McDaniels letting that happen there is too much unnecessary hype around him. I mean how many other 3rd string QBs get so much media attention? So when Denver gets desperate McDaniels will not think twice about putting Tebow in before he is ready.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2010 10:12 am

Tebow's mechanics up for discussion

Yeah cause Spurrier, Wuerful, Leak and Grossman went on to do so much in the NFL...

Since: Apr 7, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2010 9:08 am

Tebow's mechanics up for discussion

Dude the NFL has always been ready for QBs that run.  Mark Brunell, Steve Young, Randall Cunningham, John Elway, Kordell Stewart, Steve McNair.  So no Tebow is not late he's just the next one in line.  Just wait and see what he's able to do before making a prediction.  High Schools said he couldn't play QB and he breaks the state of Floridas all time passing record (yes passing record), Colleges said he couldn't succeed at QB and all he did was break almost every QB record had (that includes Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerful, Chris Leak, and Rex Grossman.)  He has proved every "expert" wrong on every level.  Just wait to see what he does so that way no one is pulling a foot out of their mouths.

Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2010 2:35 am

Tebow's mechanics up for discussion

I think it is fair to say that if Tim Tebow is to completely make over his throwing motion he is going to need at least one year to do it minimum, I'm no doctor, but it takes a while to change muscle memory. If Tebow was presented this task he would probably be up to sitting for a year to completing it. But then you would almost have to take away any possibility of Tebow starting in 2010, so Kyle Orton is the starter and he rightfully should be, he earned it. However, if Orton gets injured and the decision to not start Tebow has already been made and Josh McDaniels decides to be true to that, then Brady Quinn is the presumed starter for the remainder of the season. This is a very dangerous situation because if the QB-guru Mike Holmgren is more impressed with Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, then Quinn must not be very good, he even had tools in Kellen Winslow for a year and Braylon Edwards, who have been productive players but have been hampered by lackluster talent the past few seasons. I'm not saying that Tebow is being set up to fail, because if anyone can do it he can, but he needs to sit behind Orton for a year, learn the offense, and really work on tweaking his throwing motion if the coaches believe that changing his motion is the most important task ahead of them.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 10:41 pm

Tebow's mechanics up for discussion

David Garrard is a 245 pound QB also and he still seems to get injured. Tebow will get hurt, it is just a matter of time and how serious of an injury...
In fact it seems he already did get hurt in his first pre-season game. Getting hurt in every game you play-in will not make for a long career.
Your point of him being a big guy so he won't get hurt is ridiculous. Not sure what NFL games you are watching by it seems the guys that get banged up the most are the big 300 pound guys. Sure the RBs, QBs, and WRs are always the injuries we hear about, but that is usually because those players are usually the stars of a team and have bigger impact when injured. 
You are right he does have certain deficiencies and has found a way to compensate. He is not a quick enough decision maker so he drops his shoulders and runs the ball. Only problem with that is he is a QB, and needs to throw the ball to excel at that position. Now if he would admit that he is not going to make a good QB in the NFL and switches positions he may have a shot at a decent NFL career.
He was about 15 years too late to be a successful QB in the NFL. If the NFL had never seen the likes of a Vick, Garrard or a McNabb then his running ability as a QB would be new to the NFL and he would have caught many teams not ready for a running QB. But that window has passed now he is just another running QB with problems with his throwing motion.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 6:35 pm

Tebow's mechanics up for discussion


You are right everything on the field  Even with all the inferior talent on the field, Tebow did have two fumbles (one he recovered and the other was overturned after Cincy had returned it for a touchdown).  He also had two passes that hit the defenders in the hands and should have been picks.  There was one pass deep down field that his reciever just dropped....But again, why are we even talking about a third string QB on a team that probably won't be much of a factor in the NFL? 

Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2010 4:35 pm

Get Hit or Do the Hittin'

I'm with John Elway on this one... people spend way too much time worrying about his throwing motion.  Personally I care more about his overall accuracy and how quickly he reads defenses and is able to make the right decisions on the field.  In life it seems we all have certain deficiencies and have to find ways to compensate for our weaknesses.  In Tebow's case maybe he doesn't have the fastest release, but he might have other skills that might make him into a good NFL quarterback.

Another thing people kill me with is talking about him getting injured.  That's a real possibility, but dude is 245 pounds... seems bigger than most RB's isn't he?  Someone correct me if I'm wrong please.  He's probably bigger than most linebackers, cornerbacks, and safeties.  I'm not saying that he should use his body like a wrecking ball or something, but I'm just sick of people on these boards talking about “when he gets hurt he’ll learn”.  It’s football people!  Get hit or do the hitting, chumps. 

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