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Old 08-29-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Tim Tebow is a unique little snowflake

I figured hey, I haven't started a Tebow thread, so why not


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/1...ng-running-qbs

Even a 7-year-old wouldn't try to fit Tim Tebow into a typical NFL offense. Because Tim Tebow isn't a typical quarterback. All of these guys are unique little snowflakes, bigger or smaller or faster or slower than this guy or that guy, but Tebow is one of the most unique snowflakes in the history of NFL quarterbacks. (Michael Vick also comes to mind.) He's a little bit Bart Starr, and a lot Bronko Nagurski.

And the Broncos want to wedge him into their Kyle Orton-sized slot at quarterback? It's not going to happen. Brady Quinn has a better chance of succeeding in that role than Tim Tebow, and what do you know -- Quinn appears to be ahead of Tebow on the depth chart.

This isn't Tebow's fault. It's Denver's fault. It's the NFL's fault, too, this unimaginative league taking some of the best, most unique talents the college football feeder system has to offer -- and then ruining those talents. Instead of nurturing Tebow in a system where he can bull-rush here and throw the ball on the run there and improvise everywhere, the Broncos want Tebow to take snaps under center (which he's never done), do a three- or five- or seven-step drop (which he's never done), then step into the pocket and deliver a classic NFL strike (which he's never done).


It's an interesting take on the subject, which I agree with to a certain extent. The problem I have, is that the current regime weren't the ones that drafted him, and yet everyone is up in arms because they aren't USING him.

Anywho, it's an article I enjoyed, and represents some of the opinions I've been hearing on the Mane.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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The snowflake offense could revolutionize the NFL.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:15 PM   #3
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it's strange that the Panthers are taking their snowflake and making a snowman while the Broncos are taking their snowflake and putting it into the crappy microwave.

bravo Broncos, bravo.
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Better than the s(NO-BALLS) offense Orton runs.
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it's strange that the Panthers are taking their snowflake and making a snowman while the Broncos are taking their snowflake and putting it into the crappy microwave.

bravo Broncos, bravo.
Cam Newton looks horrible.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:38 PM   #7
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Cam Newton looks horrible.
I agree, but that's not going to stop the Panthers from designing the offense around him.
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This isn't Tebow's fault. It's Denver's fault. It's the NFL's fault, too, this unimaginative league taking some of the best, most unique talents the college football feeder system has to offer -- and then ruining those talents.
I'm not sure if you guys know this but Steve Young once said Tebow will revolutionize the league.
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That's the first time I've seen football players being called "snowflakes". I'm not sure they would take that as a compliment...
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I'm not sure if you guys know this but Steve Young once said Tebow will revolutionize the league.
Please, I only take note if more than one former 49ers QB weighs in on the same topic.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:46 PM   #13
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I'm not sure what you just typed, I couldn't stop staring at your avatar and saying the pledge of allegiance.
Hey, noticed they had their hands on their hearts, but I never knew that's what they were saying.
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@ rhymes -love that avy
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"unique snowflake"

Every snowflake is unique. There is not one alike.
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Please, I only take note if more than one former 49ers QB weighs in on the same topic.
Has anybody asked Troy Smith?
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Has anybody asked Troy Smith?
Y.A. Tittle might have some insight as well
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Every snowflake is unique. There is not one alike.
I see what you did there...
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"unique snowflake"

Every snowflake is unique. There is not one alike.
Not to get too far off topic, but I'd love to know how anyone could ever come to that conclusion. It's technically impossible to make that statement, yet it's widely accepted as fact.
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Not to get too far off topic, but I'd love to know how anyone could ever come to that conclusion. It's technically impossible to make that statement, yet it's widely accepted as fact.
It's how God makes them, duh. Pretty sure it's in the bible.
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I agree, but that's not going to stop the Panthers from designing the offense around him.
they don't have a choice.
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I don't agree with the article. You will not get sustainable results out of running a spread type offense in the NFL. You just won't The defenses are too big and fast to be productive on a consistent basis. Sure, you might get results here and there, but the spread just doesn't work at this level. Just ask the Run 'N Shoot offense; where has that gone?

I'm not saying there is no place in the league for running QBs. But, you have to have the ability to read defenses, go through 4 or 5 checkdowns, and make all the throws accurately. Young, Tebow, Newton, Locker were all good to great in college because their superior athletic ability covered their flaws in college. Now they are exposed.

I wouldn't use the Steve Young argument here, because not only was he an extremely gifted scrambler, he could make all the throws and was fundamentally sound. Vick also is a guy who is at least passable at running a pro-style offense and Philly is smart to use an offense with some creativity to highlight his skill set.

Will Tebow make it in this league? I don't know. But I think he will get his shot. Using Orton this year is not his death knell. Tebow just needs one more year of learning, and then a full set of OTAs and camp. We shall see what happens.
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Tebow thread....check

Steve Young quote....check

Bible reference....check

I think we're done here
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