Re: Dentist or Tebow
posted at 8/19/2013 7:21 PM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
while the entire board disses Tebow, everyone is forgetting that BB is going to fill in the final roster. Most everyone saw Tebow play against the Bucs and were upset. But I have seen him 11 times sinec OTA's and he has been making strides, and if a team wanted to keep a low cost option for #3, he is viable.
Certainly the coaching staff has seen 100 times more than what I am able to digest, and have a few more weeks to see how this unfolds. One bad preseason game should not undo the progress made in camp.
Lets allow the situation to play out, and lets put some faith into BB that his decision will be one that is best for the team. STarting today, away from curious eyes and cameras, the team gets down to the business of making these decisions.
I'm with rkarp. There's an enormous difference all over the NFL in preseason play between veterans with nothing to prove (to the coaching staff!) and rooks. Again and again, the vets perform wonderfully in practice and horribly in games. I'm utterly amazed that Tom Brady himself hasn't thrown more ducks in preseason games. He did, to his credit, miss Amendola badly when getting into field goal range was on the line, but I would normally expect far less of him, at least one interception tossed directly to a player. My guess is that Brady's Sudfeld touchdown was aimed directly at the defenders but Sudfeld somehow got it back from the both of them. Also Brady needs to give most of the rook WRs the practice.
As for Tebow, he plays wonderfully in practice and so what does he need to prove in a "real" game?
(sorry, mallet's touchdown throw to Suds).