Drew Brees went on XX Sports Radio 1090 in San Diego to talk about surprisingly a lot of Broncos topics. He touched on whether or not he believes Tim Tebow should change his throwing motion, and on whether fellow Purdue alum Kyle Orton has ever reached out to him for advice on how to handle the Tebow situation.
Do you think it was the wrong thing to do to change Tim Tebow’s throwing motion the way the Denver Broncos have?
“It’s hard to change a guys throwing motion at this level in the game. If you can get a guy in middle school and high school there are certain things you can probably tweak. Once you get him past college it is really hard to do that. Each guy is different. Each guy throws the ball a little bit different and has their own style. I think there are certain fundamentals that you would like to have and in the end your goal is to try to get the ball out as quickly as possible when you talk about the quick release, but obviously for what he didn’t do a whole lot of in college was the straight drop back passing [where] you stand in the pocket and go through your progressions and that kind of thing. That’s something you are required to do a lot in the NFL, so I think for him it’s just a matter of repetition and experience. The more he gets of that the better he will get at those things and then obviously the guy has a ton of ability, a ton of athletic ability, leadership ability. It seems like he has all the intangibles now it’s just a matter of him getting the reps and experience he needs to refine his game a little bit.” – Drew Brees (Sports Radio Interviews)
Read and listen to the rest of the interview here.