Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Why Can't Timmy Throw?
So, now... now he's gonna work on his throwing motion?
Nothing quite like a debacle of a Senior Bowl outing to make you get some religion on proper quarterbacking mechanics.
What? What? Religion? Too cute, huh?
This would be like a business major saying a month before graduation: "Do ya think I shoulda taken some accounting?"
Score one for Theismann. He blasted away on Tebow during Super Bowl week.
"Obviously at Florida they don't teach throwing the football," Theismann opined in explaining that Tebow's mechanics are "poor." Theismann also said that Urban Meyer and his staff have "no clue" regarding the process for preparing a quarterback to play "at the next level."
Most people reacted by saying Joey T was a bitter douche who is still mad he's not on MNF. I said at the time: "Well, he does have a point."
The obvious debate now centers on Urban Meyer. What there wasn't any summer available for Tebow to fix this along the way? Think of all the 55-3 blowouts "Tebow 3:16" could have been polishing these changes.
At this juncture, only desperate fools - or the fan starved Jaguars - would dare take Tebow in the first round. In fact, the gamble on him has now been extended past the third round.
Can you imagine Tebow thinking in the pros: "Is my elbow high enough? Sharp drop back. Don't slouch my shoulders before winding up."
I know how difficult it can be for QBs to stamp out bad mechanics. Jason Campbell of my Skins came into the league with a long-ish delivery. Not nearly as bad as Tebow's wreck of a motion, but definitely too long. He's worked hard to pare it down, and he has - somewhat.
But the Tim Tebow Experiment is going to end up with about as much success as Barkley in the Hank Haney Project.
Worse yet, Tebow will likely waste a good year or more trying to "fix" his crap mechanics while adjusting to the NFL's hyperspace tempo. That's a crucial year he could be learning to play H-back.
That's probably he best and only option as a pro. If he works hard, he could forge a nice little Frank Wycheck kinda career.
His team might even let him give those awesomely biblical half-time motivational speeches.