Re: Good Piece On Tebow
posted at 6/15/2013 9:12 AM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
Everything in the article makes sense on paper. But why would Johnette speculate when her mentor has covered the subject in depth. Cimini has analyzed the situation for 12 months. I would speculate no one has seen Tebow play more than Cimini, other than Rex, Sparano and Sanchez. Cimini has exhaustively spoken on and off the record with hundreds on Tebow.
Tebow does not have the talent to play QB exclusively.
Ok, Tebow sees the light with BB and will try out other positions.
Tebow worked very hard on his throwing all off season. Got it. But did he work on his blocking and speed? Can he all of a sudden step into the NFL and play full back? Did he work on his hands? Can he line up as an h back and catch a swing pass or a pitch sweep? While a powerful runner, does he have any elusiveness like Hern? And the elephant in the room, does he have the mental capacity to grasp the Pats offense playing a couple of different positions?
A player cannot hide in practice. It is very clear in drills what a player can and cannot do. We will know what every other Tebow commenter from Elway, to Fox, to Rex, to Sparano to Cimini etc, etc has already said.
Publicly, the NFL community is saying this is the perfect place for TT and if anyone can find a spot it is BB. Privately, the comments are what arrogance. What can BB do that every other who tried cannot do. I am looking at Gronk and Boyce as pup candidates. I am hoping Sudfeld is afforded a spot on the roster. I really hope Sudfeld is retained. Lets face it, if Ballard is healthy and plays well, the Pats will not spend the money on a 3rd TE. Next year Sudfeld is playing very meaningful snaps, not TT.
I'm looking forward to seeing that tightend play...big guy, catches the ball pretty well from what I've read.
Edit (I take back the "big guy" comment) I watched a few highlights of him and although he is tall, I don't think he is a big guy. He graded out real well as a blocker, but when you look at how angular/narrow/kind of thin this guy is I have to wonder how he'll handle things when he sees the size of the guys he'll be trying to block in training camp. Hope I'm wrong.