debate: can tebow really play TE??

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  1. gatorbait565
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    There has been a lot of talk whether or not the Patriots would use Tebow at the TE position or not.

    What do you think?

    Tebow at tightend? Yar or Nay?
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    I doubt it. He's not familiar with the position and will be competing with guys that have played the position for 10 years. Don't think he has the mentality to be a blocking TE.
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    probably not
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    No but I say that only because I am sure he is a great athlete but I am not real sure of his speed as compared to NFL defensive players. He also doesn't create the height mismatch that most of the league's successful tightends have.

    I also think it is a discredit to professional receivers to think someone who has apparently never played the position can step up and play it on one of the best teams in the NFL.

    I do think he would be a great hybrid player (part running back/ part receiver with the threat of him throwing the ball) running the backfield plays Hernandez ran last year and taking Woodhead's place in the running game.
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    I don't think tebow has the speed or hands to play tight end in that offense.
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    I would agree that don't see him playing TE for the Patriots. I'm sure that if were to be asked to step in and possibly learn a few plays from an H-back type of position he would certainly give it a try for the short term. However he is there as a developmental project at QB and he has never wavered from the fact that his life long goal is to play QB in the NFL. Whether or not that opportunity ever materializes again is still in question, but until he decides to make a permanent position change, I don't see it happening. Plus, you don't just jump into any position in the NFL and expect to compete with NFL players who have most likely played the position since high school no matter how good a "football player" you may be.
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    Nice way to drive hits to your website OP.

    IMO, it will be tough for TT to make the transition to TE, a position which he has never played, and be successful at the NFL level. His best bet is to compete for the back up QB job, and hope the Pats opt to keep 3QB's on the 53 man.
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    Heard the Pats might sign Dallas Clark, bro. So no.
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    The real question should be, can Tebow be affective at TE???
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    offensive weapon == ow (new position) like Denard Robinson with Jax Jags

    Maybe it could fit him well... yup, the question remains whether if he can run and catch otherwise I think he could run short and receive?!
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    Tim Tebow has the second highest all-time QB passing efficiency rating coming out of college!

    ...and some (clueless) people want to convert him to a tight end?

    ESPN has incontrovertibly demonstrated the media's ability to make some people (only those with weak minds-and/or an ingrained ethos of hatred) forget all they have seen with their own two eyes.

    The media has an agenda, and what Tim represents (nothing but good things to most people) goes counter to much of what they hope to achieve--ergo, he simply HAS to be silenced at any cost. The media has been after him incessantly ever since the (very subtle) anti-abortion super bowl spot he did for Focus on the Family. That's when all the media spin changed to personal attack mode ('flawed throwing motion', etc).

    Tebow will be just fine at New England under Belichick and McDaniels. They will give him a fair shot, which is all most fans want for Tebow--and it is going to drive the the media and their weak-minded hate-drones crazy. They know deep down that if Tebow gets back on the field as a QB with competent coaches and a strong supporting cast of players around him--that they are totally screwed (again).

    :grin:
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    Can he? Yes.

    Can he do it at an NFL level? No.

    Could he do it at an NFL level after a year + of practice? Possibly.

    In short, if I'm a GM/coach of an NFL team there is no way I'm bypassing the 3rd-5th TEs on the depth chart to teach a QB how to play the position.
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    1. QB
    2. FB
    3. Evangelism or politics, maybe both
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    NO TE. He can play some H back. My understanding is he is there to work on his QB skills. Tim isn't the type of person to feel good about benefiting from someone else's misfortune. I'm sure he probably feels very badly about the downfall of AH.

    I wish everyone, including the media, would just leave Tim alone. When he earns his spot on the field, he will be fun to watch.
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    Hell no!

    I mean, Heck no!
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    I don't see any evidence that he can be effective in the NFL as a tight end. It would take a lot of time and training, and then it's still a long shot imho.
    I don't see hem as a FB/RB either at this level.
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    Well he hasn't tried it, so it is not surprising that you don't see that evidence. Do you see evidence that he cannot do it? I mean, we all know the dude can run, he hits like a ton, and he is a deceptively nifty. The dude is extremely athletic, as evidenced by his crazy numbers in the combine.

    http://www.baltimorebeatdown.com/2010/3/2/1332409/tim-tebow-blows-away-the

    I am not going to bet on TE success, but I can certainly understand why teams are interested.
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    Okay, but think of the hundreds of guys who meet these parameters AND have played years at the position?
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    Maybe a better question is: Could Tim switch to TE and have some NFL team keep him on the regular roster? My take is not a chance, unless it is another attention hog like the Jets were after the Giants won the SB.

    I am a big TT fan but everyone has to understand that being one of a VERY few number of NFL players is not exactly an academic exercise. Too many people want the adoration and money and a LOT of them are just as athletic and better equipped. JMHO

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