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MacGruder
01-10-2012, 03:13 AM
I know people get offended and touchy when Tebow is compared to great athletes for some reason... but I think this is a great analogy for Tebow..

Tebow is considered ridiculous because he is a Queartback that "can't shoot"

But people forget how it was kind of ridiculous Jordan was a Shooting guard that "couldn't shoot" coming into the NBA

Even though like Tebow Jordan had hit big shots to win games in college not unlike Tebow...

Jordan scouting report

“He was a tremendous athlete with a strong body that looked like it was going to get better,” said Rod Thorn of the scouting report on Michael Jordan. “He was competitive, and a fair shooter. Good ball handler, though not a great one at that time, but a good one, and a good defensive player. His shooting was what we were concerned with. We didn’t know what kind of shooter he was going to turn out to be.”

The reason I post this now though is because with Jordan the way teams tried to defend him was to make him a jump shooter... there was a great moment in the playoffs that I felt was really similar with Jordan and Tebow's last game. They dared Jordan to shoot threes just like they dared Tebow to drop bombs on them.

Jordan set a record for three pointers in this NBA playoff game..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkUBN5Ydjao

He famously shrugged about it

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/265/892/michael-jordan-the-shrug_display_image.jpg?1277100803

I also think Jordan and Tebow are similar because when they put there mind to something that can do incredible things. This is why I think we see that inconsistency with Tebow's passing. He can will himself running or passing the ball depending on what it is necessary...

This was my cool story for you bros...

ThirtyDegrees
01-10-2012, 03:50 AM
Jordan's shooting percentage in college was something like .540. I really am not sure that there were many people that doubted his ability to shoot when he went pro.

However, Jordan certainly had holes in his game that he worked tirelessly to remove over the course of his career. His work ethic was legendary. Jordan's competitive drive is really where the best connections to Tebow can be made.

Tebow has an unparalleled work ethic and the self confidence to stick through rough spots in his development. He also feeds off teams or coaches that challenge him during the game as we saw last week.

Tebow is criticized because large numbers of football fans (and analysts, and former players) pretend to know much more about the game than they actually do. They act as if the West Coast offenses that have dominated the NFL for the better part of twenty years are the only way that quarterbacks should play. They're not used to vertical, deep passing systems and have no basis by which to judge a quarterback that plays like Tebow does. Instead of admitting their ignorance or pausing to think outside of their comfort zone, they attack him.

It is mine, and probably Tim Tebow's hope, that people continue to believe he can't throw. If they do, he'll throw it far and often, and the Broncos will win many more games.

fontaine
01-10-2012, 04:29 AM
I also know people get offended and touchy when Tebow is compared to others for some reason... but I think this is a great analogy for Tebow..

Tebow is considered ridiculous because he is a Queartback that "can't shoot"

But people forget how it was kind of ridiculous my friend's collie dog "Homer" could fetch, sit, find, and stop on command when he was the runt of the litter.

Even though like Tebow, Homer the collie had shown he had a big heart.

Homer's vet report


Quote:
“He was a runt but had big paws and showed a lot of heart when playing with his physically bigger pack siblings,” said vet Dr. Hausen. “He was competitive, and a tough dog. We were concerned whether he could develop the mental skills and pack mentality when he was clearly the runt and not as developed as the other pups."


His owner clearly believes:

"The second half of the class was spent getting him to run across the bridge and dogwalk. Probably the most difficult was having him stop and sit. I've been trying to build his stamina by running him more and I think it's been working. What's most surprising to me is his attitude. He's so calm about everything. Usually, he's a huge worrywart but with agility, he seems like he is a natural."

The reason I post this now though is because with Homer, all he needed was a caring owner (my good buddy) who showed him a lot of patience and developed a good relationship of trust with him that allowed Homer to do all the basic tricks and excel at them compared to other pups from that litter.

Homer performs these routines and tricks easily.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3omFZ97smRY/TDXX9DOzUpI/AAAAAAAABQw/jdraqIMhIOo/s1600/BorderCollieRed3TugOfWar.jpg

He just shrugs about it.



I also think Jordan and Homer the collie dog are similar because when they put there mind to something that can do incredible things. This is why I think we see that inconsistency with Tebow's passing. He can will himself running or passing the ball depending on what it is necessary...

This was my cool story for you bros...

Jay3
01-10-2012, 04:32 AM
Jordan's shooting percentage in college was something like .540. I really am not sure that there were many people that doubted his ability to shoot when he went pro.

You are mistaken. It was a major question.

Peoples Champ
01-10-2012, 08:40 AM
Tim Tebow is the Michael Jordon of Football.

Smiling Assassin27
01-10-2012, 08:42 AM
Tim Tebow is the Michael Jordon of Football.

and the egg mcmuffin of throwing fullbacks. ;)

Peoples Champ
01-10-2012, 08:45 AM
and the egg mcmuffin of throwing fullbacks. ;)


Lol, that commercial is funny.

Powderaddict
01-10-2012, 08:46 AM
Tim Tebow is the discount double check of QB's.

Powderaddict
01-10-2012, 08:47 AM
He's the BMW of Running Quarterbacks.

I swear they only ran one commercial during the Saints/Lions game.

Armchair Bronco
01-10-2012, 08:53 AM
Tim Tebow is the Michael Jordon of Football.

Mike Greenberg was saying how Tebow is more like Dirk Nowitzki. "15 years ago if you had said: 'Hey, I have a 7 footer who wants to play basketball.' everyone would have said: 'Fine, turn him into another Hakeem Olajuwon, and get his back to the basket.' But then if you said: 'No, this guy wants to shoot 3's and take jump shots, everyone would have said: 'You're crazy!'"

Popps
01-10-2012, 08:59 AM
Great point, but Hakeem was a very good shooter himself.

Smiling Assassin27
01-10-2012, 09:06 AM
One thing's for sure, he isn't Greg Oden, Adam Morrison, or Darko.

SJ Bronco
01-10-2012, 09:16 AM
Positive attitude. That's where Tebow succeeds. I'm convinced he doesn't understand how to fail.

Gator20134
01-10-2012, 09:16 AM
Tebow = Rajon Rondo. Unorthodox, cannot shoot, but gets it done and is AWESOME!

TonyR
01-10-2012, 09:45 AM
I understand the comp to MJ but don't entirely agree with it. Yes, there were some questions about MJ's outside shooting and agreement that he'd have to improve in that area. But the near unanimous consenseus was that he was a sure thing. With Tebow it was widely considered that although he was a great college player and a great athlete that his flaws were too much to over come and the near unanimous consensus was that he was anywhere from a "project" to a guy who had no shot at being an NFL QB.

epicSocialism4tw
01-10-2012, 10:06 AM
Great point, but Hakeem was a very good shooter himself.

Hes no Dirk Nowitzki in that respect though.