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Does Tebow have the tools to be a starting NFL quarterback?

I read this article on ESPN, and found it interesting, so I wanted to share it with everyone.  Sorry I cant link the article as it is "insider", but I will break down the jist of the article and add some opinions.


The authors 2 main concerns on Tebow are his release, and his accuracy on drive throws. 

 

"Before delivering the ball, he drops it below his waist, cocks it and then wheels it forward at a slow rate of speed. He needs a lot of room in the pocket to operate -- and he won't be granted that space at the next level. If he comes off his first read, he doesn't have the time to re-cock and deliver the ball. He is comfortable on bucket throws.

He can lay the ball up high in the air on fades and corner routes and drop it in the bucket. However, he really struggles to drive the ball downfield with velocity and accuracy. You have to be able to drive the ball on skinny posts, deep out routes and comebacks. The windows are small, and the ability to place the ball accurately with velocity is incredibly important. He is best suited to go to a team with an established quarterback. He can contribute in the Wildcat stuff while developing his skill as a tight end or H-back."

 

This seems to be the universal knock on Tebow, but you can't argue the kids heart, leadership, determination and results.

I was watching when he gave his famous speech after the loss to Ole Miss. It gave me the chills. If you haven't seen this video, please just take the 41sec to watch it.  Thing is, the kid backed it up, and helped Florida win a NC. These were some of the things I mentioned in a post the other day about intangibles I look for when projecting a high school kid to the collegiate level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sGv2Zw-WQw

I don't care what scouts say about him, I'd take him on the Redskins anyday.

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