debate: can tebow really play TE??

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  1. tilly
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    I love Timmy. I pray my little boy grows up to be the kind of young man that Tim is.

    That being said....As a Dolphins fan I hope that Tim Tebow is the best option for NE at TE. That does not bode well for them.
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    How does everyone think he can't play TE? He can already run, and block.... You all really think he can't catch?
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    Who knows if he can. Wouldn't be the first athlete to have poor hands. Plus he's never run a route.
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    Then why don't RBs routinely move to TE? After all, they can run and block!
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    Yeah, he looked terrible at NY when he tried on a couple of occasions. Not saying that was a fair shot, but it was less than good. I've never seen him catch a pass and his blocking skills when he was the personal punt protector were not good either. All in all, nothing to show he can beat out a 4th string tight end.
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    Yes. Tebow can do whatever he wants.
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    I like the way you think. IMO - I'd never doubt Tim at almost any position because he works so hard to be the best at what he does.
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    Which is why he's a starting QB in the NFL today. Oh, wait ...
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    He did go 7-4 and take a team to the playoffs and beat the Steelers with a TD pass.

    But rely on the opinion of a guy who has a tattoo of his wife wearing a Sanchez jersey instead.

    How many other winning QB's have to go through the noise of those who hate Tim to get a job when he has proven more than proven losers.
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    Isn't Clark about 50 years old now?
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    I think you missed the point.
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    I kinda doubt the real question is whether TT can play TE... it's whether he can play the position better in a short time frame than other guys who've been playing it for years. And I doubt that.

    Also, if he tries, that's the end of his QB career. And I doubt he wants that.
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    There is no reason why Tim would not be able to play tight end for the Pats. He is a natural athlete. He has a work ethic that's off the charts and the perfect body to play H-back tight end. As far as lack of experience at the position is concerned, Mike Tice played as an NFL tight end for 14 years after playing quarterback at Maryland. There is also no reason why Tim couldn't play tight end while also backing up at Tom Brady. In addition to being the number two quarterback, Joe Theisman returned punts his first year with the Redskins. Assuming that Belichick wants Tebow to play tight end, the question is would Tim be better off playing 10 to 15 snaps per game as a tight end/H-back or less than five as wildcat quarterback?
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    If only it were that simple.
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    I don't believe the Patriots will use Tebow as a TE. However, I could see him in a H-Back role...getting the ball in his hands out of the backfield.....w/ the option of passing. I could see him developing in this role over time....and I can see his role increasing because he's Tim TEBOW baby!!!
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    I don't think that H back is the right place either. Tim isn't a very good RB and right now he isn't a good passing QB...if the running threat isn't there. One of the things that seem to hang up NFL OCs and Tim is that they don't call the plays early, or in a good sequence, to get the defense on its heals. They are afraid of bad things happening and, if he isn't THE QB, potentially makes things harder on the real QB, in this case Brady. The instant that Brady thinks that Tim's play is making it harder on him, Tim is toast. JMHO
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    No, I don't think he can in the pros. He needs some training and other experience.
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    Tebow is in NE as a back up QB with some skills as fullback or in the wildcat. They cut a back up QB to make room for him on the roster.

    He will be a back up QB, if he's wise and likes being in the NFL he will do whatever they ask.

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    Tebow's running skills are that of a FB, and one that can't block at that. He'll make it in the NFL as a QB or nothing at all in my opinion.
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    Sure, and many of those guys are pretty good. Again, I am not predicting success. I am just saying that it is understandable that this is a question.

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