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Old 04-29-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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1. passer

2. runner

3. reciever

4. blocker

5. linebacker

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Old 04-29-2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:50 AM   #4
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Also... it seems with #5 you've confused Hillis with Larsen
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:50 AM   #5
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Hmmm, well realistically, He can play:

safety
outside linebacker
pastor
running back
fullback
h-back
tightend
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Hmmm, well realistically, He can play:

safety
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pastor
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h-back
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kicker
Don't forget team surgeon, as we've learned in the Ryan Clady surgery thread.
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Oh take one of mine I have about five of them.
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Using McX's drafting rationale, he's got all the physical traits and motivation, so I mean everything else is just a matter of fine-tuning to some extent, right?? I mean that's how Tebow is presumably being projected as Denver's QBOTF.

According to posters here, 3 weeks ---> new throwing motion fix

Some kicking lessons through TC, we've got a better version of Stephen Fatsis.
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Using McX's drafting rationale, he's got all the physical traits and motivation, so I mean everything else is just a matter of fine-tuning to some extent, right?? I mean that's how Tebow is presumably being projected as Denver's QBOTF.

According to posters here, 3 weeks ---> new throwing motion fix

Some kicking lessons through TC, we've got a better version of Stephen Fatsis.
He's pretty much already got that fixed from the developments he made from the senior bowl to his pro day.

The real issue is making that instinctual. Forcing that motion down his throat so much that when he's under pressure, he doesn't regress.
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Does his bat have any pop or is he strictly a high average hitter?
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He's pretty much already got that fixed from the developments he made from the senior bowl to his pro day.

The real issue is making that instinctual. Forcing that motion down his throat so much that when he's under pressure, he doesn't regress.
Hey Rev, based on what you've seen of Tebow - how would you compare his arm to that of Orton, Quinn and Brandstater in terms of strength, accuracy and release speed (assuming his new motion becomes his normal one).
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Out of curiousity, what are Hillis' 5 tools? I keep hearing he's a 5 tool player from a few people here but have never known what those 5 tools are?
1) Running
2) Blocking
3) Receiving
4) Special teams?
5) Creating false hope amongst delusional Broncos fans?
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Out of curiousity, what are Hillis' 5 tools? I keep hearing he's a 5 tool player from a few people here but have never known what those 5 tools are?
1) Running
2) Blocking
3) Receiving
4) Special teams?
5) Creating false hope amongst delusional Broncos fans?
And considering he wasn't the greatest blocker and did more harm than good to the ST unit through his fumble and penalties - can we even count those?
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Hey Rev, based on what you've seen of Tebow - how would you compare his arm to that of Orton, Quinn and Brandstater in terms of strength, accuracy and release speed (assuming his new motion becomes his normal one).
I haven't seen enough of Brandstater to say anything other than he looked alright last pre-season and I've read good things about his arm, so I'll leave him out.

Quinn has a legit NFL arm in strength and accuracy and he's smart. We'll see how much of his woes were supporting cast related or not soon. I honestly love Orton's touch. My main complaint about Cutler (outside of his penchant to not see LBs dropped in passing lanes) was his habit of gunning it to RBs swinging into the flat, so Kyle has him nailed there. Unfortunately, I think Kyle's arm strength issues are compounded with his lack of confidence in his deep ball.

Tim's different, to say the least... He definitely CAN have the strongest arm in the bunch, he just has an awkward wind up (it's a ridiculously big wind up which has caused the "slow release" scouting complaints, etc) and he kinda flails his body into it too. It's really funny how he's managed to make it work for him honestly.

Exhibit A (April last year):



Now watch the improvement:

Exhibit B (Pre Combine... massive progress):



Exhibit C (pro day)



Exhibit D (pro day w/presser audio showing he understands what his issues are AND what he needs to do)



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Look at the massive improvement in a short period of time. He's also getting a lot more snap out of the ball. This isn't even including how he's been working on this several hours a day even since his pro-day.

It's literally impossible to stack his arm/throwing motion/strength against our current QBs because it's under a massive make-over. I can tell you that Gators Tebow was effective despite a decent quantity of ducks, but it's certainly not good enough for Broncos Tebow. He needs reps en masse until it becomes sheer instinct. Fortunately, we got the guy who will put the volume of work in where it's more than likely that it's already instinctual.

To answer your question as best as possible: At his pro day I'd say his arm was in between Orton and Quinn. I don't know where his "arm strength" ceiling is. Not sure how much I care. I know he has the balls to scare DBs with it... and I hope that's his first play as an NFL QB... one 5 step drop and just gun it as far downfield as he can, even if it's 10 yards off the mark, the strength and distance will absolutely be enough to make corners second guess jumping routes.

What we know for a fact about him:

Teams will play contain/spy against him... that frees up SOOOO much for our perimeter players.

He's willing and able to go deep

Can turn broken plays into a new set of downs

Fast learner, works hard and can QUICKLY implement what he's been coached.
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To me this could be potentially huge, particularly if he's able to be an effective drop back passer as well. Remember the play last year where McNabb had nobody open and killed us with that 20 yard scamper? And he's a guy who's reluctant to run. That has to be demoralizing to a defense, you shut down the pass but give up a 20 yard play. And I think Tebow, if his arm is respected, could make teams pay with his legs 3-4 times a game. And that's being conservative. I don't want running to be his primary or first option, but the ability and the threat of it could be huge for this team. Big enough where you can force a LB or S to have primary responsibility for him on almost every play.
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To me this could be potentially huge, particularly if he's able to be an effective drop back passer as well. Remember the play last year where McNabb had nobody open and killed us with that 20 yard scamper? And he's a guy who's reluctant to run. That has to be demoralizing to a defense, you shut down the pass but give up a 20 yard play. And I think Tebow, if his arm is respected, could make teams pay with his legs 3-4 times a game. And that's being conservative. I don't want running to be his primary or first option, but the ability and the threat of it could be huge for this team. Big enough where you can force a LB or S to have primary responsibility for him on almost every play.
We have Tebow. We have to use Tebow.

Playing Tebow has the same effect as the Wildcat offense, only with more respect to the pass.
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