Re: Does Tebow Deserve To Be On The Patriots?
posted at 8/14/2013 2:01 PM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
In response to anonymis' comment:
Has Tebow earned a spot on the Patriots?
Keeping Tebow on the roster is not just strategically sound, its just more BB genious. None of us know for sure what BB is planning to do to best capitalize on what TT brings, but even before we know here are the obvious, strategic and even tactical advantages that I can see:
1. Other teams are forced to spend valuable time preparing for him and the "run packages" and his "ball control" style thereby neglecting valuable time into preparing for Tom and his #1 rated offensive attack. MAKES SENSE.
2. The polar opposite offensive styles between a Tebow and TB run offense will drive a DC absolutely nuts if we show a committment to showing it and using it consistantly enough. MAKES SENSE.
3. When the PATs go up by 3-TDs, why not insert Tebow with Blount and two TEs and do what TEBOW does best...ball control, clock killing, making big plays outta nothing type football plays. MAKES SENSE.
4. Please, don't forget, WE are all use to the great Tom Brady, the cream of the crop in NFL QB history and so we are spoiled by seeing an offense that is a thing of beauty and finness when he is executing. TEBOW may not look good to US, but he is an incredible football player, Heismann Trophy Winner, and a 2-time NCAA National Champion from the QB position. If used the right way as a compliment to Tom, he will give us a dimension that we haven't seen since the Flutie days, but only used when appropriate in an effort to CONTROL THE GAME AND CLOCK vs. putting Tom in the line of fire against all out blitzes. Lets not forget how tough it has been to watch our offense sputter when up by 2-3 TDs only to blame our D when the score got close. Truth, our Offense has had a tendancy to go 3-and-out an awful lot in the late phases of the game when up by multiple scores. TEBOW could be a stop gap to that issue.
BB is a mad scientist and when we win the Superbowl this season, there's gonna be a whole bunch of you out there who are gonna say, DAMN! Tebow was not only relevant, but played a big role in this amazing season. YOU CAN'T DENY HIS FOOTBALL ABILITIES. He's big, strong, tough, can take a beating, and is a winner. DON'T start with the, "YEAH! but this is the NFL. How much of this beating can he take? So we do this and he gets hurt, then what?" Then BB got the most out of the situation that he could. He took advantage of having an advatage until that advantage is gone. We have the best of both worlds with him as a compliment to Tom...maybe not in place of Tom, but in a supplementary role, in our alternate offense, DAMN we got VERSATILITY. Sound familiar.....BB loves it more than anything else!
I do not agree with point #3. It is imperative that the Pats allow Mallett snaps in case something hap[pens to TB. Even if it is a one sided game, Mallett needs snaps.
With this strategy I believe Mallet gets more last 3-4-minute mop up duty opps than he's ever gotten because now we are holding on to big leads while eating up more clock. How much time did Mallet get last year? Almost none. This will get him more......I betcha.