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epicSocialism4tw
04-09-2011, 05:27 PM
Florida honored its three Heisman Trophy winners with life-sized statues outside the stadium. The Gators unveiled bronze statues of Spurrier (1966), Wuerffel (1996) and Tebow (2007) during halftime of Saturday's spring game.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6317089

Mogulseeker
04-09-2011, 05:43 PM
I wonder if CU has a statue of Rashaan Salaam?

epicSocialism4tw
04-09-2011, 05:58 PM
I wonder if CU has a statue of Rashaan Salaam?

I think they'd rather have a statue of a giant pot plant.

Jay3
04-09-2011, 06:12 PM
I wonder if CU has a statue of Rashaan Salaam?

Probably not -- they're probably ashamed he won it in one of the worst Heisman years ever. What a whiff.

uplink
04-09-2011, 06:36 PM
NFL defenses are good at attacking the weakness of the offense. So if a QB is limited in what he can do, he will have trouble sustaining success. How will defenses play Tebow? If they blitz he can break a tackle and run. He seems to be decent with the deep ball. Eventually there will be an accepted way to defense him after a few games next year, what will it be?

epicSocialism4tw
04-09-2011, 06:42 PM
NFL defenses are good at attacking the weakness of the offense. So if a QB is limited in what he can do, he will have trouble sustaining success. How will defenses play Tebow? If they blitz he can break a tackle and run. He seems to be decent with the deep ball. Eventually there will be an accepted way to defense him after a few games next year, what will it be?

I'm not sure what this had to do with Tebow's statue, but whatever. ;)

TheReverend
04-09-2011, 07:41 PM
Was there for it.

O&B game was fun too. Weird seeing Weiss on the sideline at UF

epicSocialism4tw
04-09-2011, 07:48 PM
Was there for it.

O&B game was fun too. Weird seeing Weiss on the sideline at UF

I'm sure that Nick Saban and Les Miles love seeing that sight.

TheReverend
04-09-2011, 07:55 PM
I'm sure that Nick Saban and Les Miles love seeing that sight.

UF people are reallllllllly pissed that Urban retired and is now doing football **** all across the country already. Ha!

Jay3
04-09-2011, 08:24 PM
NFL defenses are good at attacking the weakness of the offense. So if a QB is limited in what he can do, he will have trouble sustaining success. How will defenses play Tebow? If they blitz he can break a tackle and run. He seems to be decent with the deep ball. Eventually there will be an accepted way to defense him after a few games next year, what will it be?

Again, not sure if this is the right thread, but veteran NFL DC Monte Kiffen spent a whole off-season studying film of Tebow, and developing what he and Lane Kiffen called the "blueprint."

Of course, it was more geared toward stopping him Florida's spread option. But the basic blueprint was take away the long balls with a soft "Tampa 2" zone, don't charge the backfield on Tebow, just stay back in contain and try to take away all the short routes.

Leave nothing there but the QB reading "run," and then PUNISH him ever time he runs it. Eventually, the thinking is the quarterback will start to hurt, and will wuss out, and become ineffective. He won't make the right read because his body is telling him that he doesn't feel like getting cracked again.

Tebow carried it 24 times in a 23-13 win. Took what they gave him, notched a "W."

Monte Kiffin had watched every snap Tebow took the past two years in building the game plan against him. One of the hopes was by forcing him to run the ball, repeated contact with the Vols physical defenders would wear him out.

It was the one thing Tennessee underestimated.

I kept saying [over the headset], Hes bound to get tired, hes bound to get tired, hes bound to get tired, but he never did, Lane Kiffin said.

I dont think hes human. I really dont.

epicSocialism4tw
04-09-2011, 08:30 PM
Again, not sure if this is the right thread, but veteran NFL DC Monte Kiffen spent a whole off-season studying film of Tebow, and developing what he and Lane Kiffen called the "blueprint."

Of course, it was more geared toward stopping him Florida's spread option. But the basic blueprint was take away the long balls with a soft "Tampa 2" zone, don't charge the backfield on Tebow, just stay back in contain and try to take away all the short routes.

Leave nothing there but the QB reading "run," and then PUNISH him ever time he runs it. Eventually, the thinking is the quarterback will start to hurt, and will wuss out, and become ineffective. He won't make the right read because his body is telling him that he doesn't feel like getting cracked again.

Tebow carried it 24 times in a 23-13 win. Took what they gave him, notched a "W."

I believe that Oklahoma played him in a similar fashion. It got extremely frustrating to see him run for 5 yards here, 4 yards there, 6 yards here, 11 yards there...until he had broken the spirits of Oklahoma's defense, which was playing very well at that point and was full of talented players. It was that game that earned my respect for Tebow. Bradford had an excellent game, but his WR's let him down big time. Had Oklahoma's WR's come through with some routine catches in critical moments, they could have put Florida behind the 8-ball late in the game and really tested Tebow's resolve. But Tebow saw opportunity and he straight took the game from Oklahoma. He saw that Bradford was having success enough to win with the way the game was going at that point, and Tebow led the charge that separated the two teams. He led long, sustained drives where he was gobbling up chunks of yards like I explained before. He understood the flow of the game, and he decided to direct the flow in Florida's direction right when he saw that OU could win. He decided to keep Bradford off of the field. He has a great sense of timing, understands the flow of the game, and thrives under pressure.

Bronco Vixen
04-09-2011, 08:35 PM
Probably not -- they're probably ashamed he won it in one of the worst Heisman years ever. What a whiff.

Come on now! Rashaan rushed for over 2,000 yards that year! I'm too lazy to wiki it, but I think only a few have done so. Just because he ultimately **** the bed in the nfl, doesn't mean he wasn't heisman worthy!

Jay3
04-09-2011, 09:04 PM
Come on now! Rashaan rushed for over 2,000 yards that year! I'm too lazy to wiki it, but I think only a few have done so. Just because he ultimately **** the bed in the nfl, doesn't mean he wasn't heisman worthy!

1. McNair FAIL.

2. In hindsight, Cordell was probably due more props for that team's effectiveness.

3. Logic aside, I never pass on the opportunity to hate on the Buffs.

Bronco Vixen
04-09-2011, 09:10 PM
1. McNair FAIL.

2. In hindsight, Cordell was probably due more props for that team's effectiveness.

3. Logic aside, I never pass on the opportunity to hate on the Buffs.

Hate on the Buffs! Just because we clipped our way into a shared national championship after a ridiculous tribute year to the QB who knocked up the promise keepers daughter -no reason to hate! Plus haven't we served our time already? Neuweasel, Barnett, taking the strippers away - all basically combined to death penalty status.

You must be from Nebraska...or Fort Collins

uplink
04-09-2011, 10:01 PM
I'm not sure what this had to do with Tebow's statue, but whatever. ;)

Sorry, I tried to start a thread but it didn't work. This one was about Tebow so I thought it would fit somewhat.

uplink
04-09-2011, 10:18 PM
I hope Tebow starts next year. I enjoyed watching every snap he took in the last 3 games. He is such a competitor, so much fun to watch and root for him when so many doubt he can play.

Jay3
04-10-2011, 05:31 AM
You must be from Nebraska...or Fort Collins

Seriously . . . . Georgia Tech. And was a student there at the time of the shared national championship.

Jumping in my hotel room after the bowl game, watching the "phantom clip" call back the Rocket's touchdown.

MacGruder
04-10-2011, 11:26 AM
I believe that Oklahoma played him in a similar fashion. It got extremely frustrating to see him run for 5 yards here, 4 yards there, 6 yards here, 11 yards there...until he had broken the spirits of Oklahoma's defense, which was playing very well at that point and was full of talented players. It was that game that earned my respect for Tebow. Bradford had an excellent game, but his WR's let him down big time. Had Oklahoma's WR's come through with some routine catches in critical moments, they could have put Florida behind the 8-ball late in the game and really tested Tebow's resolve. But Tebow saw opportunity and he straight took the game from Oklahoma. He saw that Bradford was having success enough to win with the way the game was going at that point, and Tebow led the charge that separated the two teams. He led long, sustained drives where he was gobbling up chunks of yards like I explained before. He understood the flow of the game, and he decided to direct the flow in Florida's direction right when he saw that OU could win. He decided to keep Bradford off of the field. He has a great sense of timing, understands the flow of the game, and thrives under pressure.

Bradford wasn't used to getting hit either.. his line was completely dominant in the BIG12.. they protected him like a china doll back there in his own conference. Even the small amount of contact Florida got on him you could tell it really rattled him. I don't think Bradford would have lasted long in the SEC at all. That is the same gameplan as Brady too.. rough him up and he struggles.

I heard a rumor recently that Bellichick is trying to trade for Tebow.. I really noticed how Brady's lack of running ability hurt his offense in the playoffs this last season. I think Belli saw the same thing.. Tebow would really help in that regard and Belli is so inventive he would find ways to use Tebow even with Brady there.

Bronco Vixen
04-10-2011, 11:26 AM
Seriously . . . . Georgia Tech. And was a student there at the time of the shared national championship.

Jumping in my hotel room after the bowl game, watching the "phantom clip" call back the Rocket's touchdown.

Aaahh, it all makes sense now. I was actually at that debacle of a game and honestly knew the second I saw that fathead Rouen aimed downfield and not toward the sidelines that we would lose. Memories...

epicSocialism4tw
04-10-2011, 04:28 PM
Bradford wasn't used to getting hit either.. his line was completely dominant in the BIG12.. they protected him like a china doll back there in his own conference. Even the small amount of contact Florida got on him you could tell it really rattled him. I don't think Bradford would have lasted long in the SEC at all. That is the same gameplan as Brady too.. rough him up and he struggles.

That's a myth. Not true at all. Bradford played fine. He didnt play rattled at all.