Prior to and after the 2010 draft, many people didn’t think that Tim Tebow could be a successful NFL quarterback.
Josh McDaniels addressed this issue by saying that Tebow has made it work.
“I think there’s a perception that because somebody’s delivery is different, that it’s bad. I don’t think that’s the case,” McDaniels said. “There’s a lot of different ways to throw the football, and to me, the biggest thing with a quarterback’s delivery is if it’s the same.”
When you think about it, the coach makes a good point. As long as the results are there, why should we be so concerned with the process leading up to them?
I’m sure there are plenty of Celtics fans out there that would agree if Shaquille O’Neal could consistently make free throws by shooting them backwards or granny-style, they wouldn’t care.
Even though Tebow has thrown just one pass this season, he is getting plenty of reps on the “show team,” meaning that he plays the opposing team’s quarterback so Denver’s defense can prepare for the game. Tebow is throwing against guys like Brian Dawkins and Champ Bailey week after week and McDaniels says that he’s getting better from week to week.
There isn’t going to be a time when McDaniels will point blank throw Tebow out to do what Kyle Orton has done successfully all season long.
“There’s such a balance between taking out a guy who is having a really good season, and putting somebody else in to do the same thing. I think there’s a time and a place for that,” McDaniels said. “Everybody knows that we’ll throw it with him [Tebow]. It’s a matter of picking your spots because taking Kyle off the field could be counterproductive in some situations too.”
Barring injury, we’ll only get to see Tebow in special circumstances (i.e. goal line). He’s getting some experience in practice and in certain situations during the game.
That will have to wet the appetite of all the Tebow fans out there. Air Orton is playing too well right now.
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