Re: Flutie Perspective On Tebow
posted at 8/4/2013 2:57 PM EDT
In response to NYC's comment:
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to anonymis' comment:
I'm fine w/ the coaching staff giving Tebow a look. That being said, and the overall state of the team and team's priorities - if Tebow can't help the team this year, should the Patriots let him go or keep him as a project?
It just depends on what value BB sees in the #53 scrub. How much that last 3rd stringer be worth compared to TT is the question. That's why I say TT has to be terrible to end up getting cut.
Of course you realize what will happen if he doesn't make the final cut? The media will have a field day comparing him to a handful of very doubtful NFL prospects that end up barely staying. I think by Kraft/BB/McD signing TT, it is basically his roster spot to lose. They would never have signed him if this wasn't the case.
You make a lot of sense. Tebow is here for a reason. The 53rd spot being held by a QB makes sense simply because the QB position is the most important on the chess board and Tebow is an interesting chess piece to have in reserve for his proven leadershiip abilities. We don't know how he will develop over time but it is a worthwhile risk.
I would repectfully have to disagree. the 53 spots are precious and important for depth purposes. carrying an extra RB, OL, DL, DE , LB, DB or possibly an extra wideout would allow for protection against injury to one of those spots and add needed depth on special teams. Carrying a 3rd QB who would most likely be inactive on game day seems counter intuitive to how BB operates.
I would agree that he has shown leadership abilities. I just don't think that is enough to secure a roster spot. I have been wrong before and certainly will be wrong in the future but I just can't see any way he makes this team.