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epicSocialism4tw
10-16-2011, 03:58 AM
Most Broncos observers understand the rationale of why people advocated transition at QB. Tim Tebow shows alot of interesting capabilities that spark the imagination in terms of what is possible in his career, but he also shows with his play that he needs to develop some of his fundamentals to be successful. This is not something unique to Tim, as most young players face the uphill battle of addressing the deficiencies that they brought into the NFL. Some players even have some level of success without really addressing them at all until their bodies force them to (Vick, etc). Tim Tebow has not given us any reason to believe that he sees himself as a finished product who wants to get by without addressing his shortcomings as a player, so I think its reasonable to think that Tebow will work to improve those parts of his game that could be improved. We'll have 11 games this season to track Tebow's progress in those areas.

It seems to be consistent among observers that Tebow needs to work on the following things:

Handling the ball from center

Reading NFL defenses

Rhythm/Footwork while taking drops

Accuracy (especially between the hashes)



I conservatively expect that it will take about a month for the changes in Tebow's game to really start coming to fruition. His practice and game exposure really start taking off now. This is the first time he has had a coach and a staff committed on a weekly basis to getting him intensive practice with the first team. Within a few weeks, he'll have developed timing and repoire with his offensive personnel. That's when I think we'll really start seeing Tebow grow. At that point, opposing coaches will start noticing Tebow's tendancies...the plays and players he likes in certain situations...and they'll start understanding the way he executes plays in those situations. So they'll squeeze Tebow on those plays and force him to adapt. Its at that point that we'll start seeing Tebow stretch his game in new directions as the staff identifies those game plan adaptations and then regularly formulates and implements their own adaptations to exploit what those defensive adaptations present the team with.

Jay3
10-16-2011, 04:26 AM
He needs to throw a good pass after dropping back from under center, with no play action.

dbfan21
10-16-2011, 05:14 AM
The fact he will be practicing with the 1's will be huge. As we are well aware, there is a massive dropoff in talent from our first to second string. By virtue of the increase in talent around him will allow Tebow to do more things. The one thing that Tebow seems to do when he enters the game is that he raises the level of everyone else's play.

Even looking back to last year, those last three games were much better in terms of offensive output and the energy level from the players was different. We saw it again against SD. Something happens when he gets in there that makes his temamates play harder. I'm excited to finally see Tim get a chance to show what he can do.

Jetmeck
10-16-2011, 05:38 AM
Nice to have something to be excited about for a change..............

MacGruder
10-16-2011, 05:48 AM
The fact he will be practicing with the 1's will be huge. As we are well aware, there is a massive dropoff in talent from our first to second string. By virtue of the increase in talent around him will allow Tebow to do more things. The one thing that Tebow seems to do when he enters the game is that he raises the level of everyone else's play.

Even looking back to last year, those last three games were much better in terms of offensive output and the energy level from the players was different. We saw it again against SD. Something happens when he gets in there that makes his temamates play harder. I'm excited to finally see Tim get a chance to show what he can do.

What is so bizarre and hilarious though is how polar extreme oppositesTebow and Orton are in this way...

Agamemnon
10-16-2011, 05:48 AM
Reading NFL defenses


I actually think he's ahead of the curve for a QB of his experience level when it comes to reading defenses. He has work to do still, but against San Diego all his reads were correct, he just failed on the delivery more than you would like.

My only serious concern with Tebow right now is whether or not he can master drop back passing. Which is a pretty big concern at the moment I have to admit. But only fools bet against the guy.

Chris
10-16-2011, 08:36 AM
You missed timing ;) Big issue with him and should get better as he practices with the 1s.