Although now that I think about it, I might remember reading something about how they tried to change the motion, but it wouldn't stick so they gave up...until this offseason, when he had to do it.
"In 2012 the Redskins are gonna be the NFC East champions, and that starts right ****ing today.” --- Kyle Shanahan, 1/1/12.
I bash him because I'm an FSU fan mostly. Personally, I think he was a great college player. With that said though, it was college. Spurrier was a great college coach, but his system didn't work in the NFL. I just think that in football, you can change some stuff, like footwork, dropping back lower, planting, getting into throws, etc. but I would think changing the way you throw would be really hard to overcome.
With added pressure on you from a pass rush, or on the scramble, I think when instincts kicked in, you would go with what felt natural. I could be wrong, who knows. But I really don't want him as our QB.
I think having him learn behind McNabb would be great. McNabb could teach him how to use his feet, while learning to use his eyes to read the field. He doesn't have to start right away, but as long as he's not meant to be the guy for a few years, I'd have no problems taking a number on the kid. That work ethic alone is something that tells me he won't allow himself to fail.
On a Biblical level.
I think trading Landry to try and land Tebow would absolutely stupid as well.
Some scouts are impressed with some of the progress he's made since his horrible Senior Bowl. He went from bad at the Senior Bowl, to mediocre at his Pro Day, where he was throwing in a scripted workout in shorts and a t-shirt.
I think even changing footwork is hard and takes a while, when I saw Tebow throw at this pro day, he would do two odd things.
One was look back at the ball before he threw it, I guess he was checking the position to make sure he was throwing it correctly, I don't know. He didn't do it all the time just a couple.
The second thing I noticed was his jerk reaction that he had when he threw the ball. It wasn't smooth at all. He would hold the ball for a bit at the apex of his throw.
But the fact that he tries so hard and wants to prove everyone wrong makes me like the guy. I guess its a Rudy moment.
It wasn't Meyer's job to prepare Tebow for the NFL when he was winning BCS titles.
As for the second point, Meyer brought in Scot Loefler to help work on Tebow's and Brantley's mechanics and polish them up a little, as part of the process to bring a little more Pro Offense elements to Meyer's spread option. As well, Brantley's more of a pocket QB than Tebow anyway.
Brantley took to the work and improved a lot, but Tebow didn't.
Why draft a project QB with a ceiling of mediocre. I'd rather draft McCoy if we were to go that route. He's a lot more like McNabb than Tebow is.
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