The Return of Tebow

Just when you thought it was safe to watch ESPN we see the return of Timothy Richard Tebow. What sounds like the beginning of a horror movie will definitely be one if the Eagles are actually serious about this guy playing anything other than a goal line back on 2 point conversions. Before I comment on the addition of Tebow to the Eagles on a 1 year contract, I just can’t get over the media coverage this guy attracts. When this information got released Skip Bayless had a giant orgasm about 8 times on Twitter. So yes I am going to be sick of people talking about this guy for the next 3 months when we all know he does not have the skill set to play QB in the NFL. What is it about this guy that people just can’t get enough of? I mean is it because he is Christian? A good guy? A guy coaches want in the huddle? I say yes to all of those, but many NFL players and college players are good guys and religious people and don’t get the breaks this guy has. So when we sit around at talk about Mr. Tebow let’s remember some interesting things:


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  1. He hasn’t played for over two years How many players do you know can be away from the game for two years and come back being better than what they were. I know he has been getting coached for the last 18 months but that is nothing compared to the action you get playing in the NFL.
  2. He lost playing against air Yes, you read that right according to Jay Feely on the Jim Rome Show on Showtime “I watched him one day … I sat and watched him do routes on air with Ken Whisenhunt as we were playing the Broncos,” Feely said. “And routes on air, there’s no [defensive backs], you know exactly what he’s going to run, there’s no pass rush. He had like 13 incompletions on routes on air. Jim, you and I could go out and do routes on air and we would complete most of our passes.”
  3. He is not an accurate QB I know what you are thinking, Jeff you are pretty picky wanting your QB to actually complete passes. His career completion ratio is at 48% which is absolutely horrible. In Chip Kelly’s system he will need to be able to make short and long passes and that is something he simply can’t do.
  4. He is a running QB who isn’t fast- Tebow’s main strength is his running ability, but he is not a fast guy, and you mean to tell me two years later he is faster? Tebow could outrun players in college, but not the NFL. If he tries to run the spread offense.
  5. He will be the Eagles 4th String QB- Tebow will be their 4th string QB, if he makes the roster he will be a goal line back. I believe this was all a smoke screen by Chip Kelly for a bigger move on Draft Day.


– Jeff Bauer

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