Re: Real reason Bob Kraft likes the Tim Tebow signing so much . . .
posted at 6/13/2013 12:51 PM EDT
In response to BurtonMercer's comment:
In response to CablesWyndBairn's comment:
I am firmly entrenched in the "Tebow in NE will not amount to anything" corner. That said, what's the downside? He will not be a distrction here. There is no QB controversy. They will be fine if they release him.
Hey, if Tebow turns out to be Steve Young waiting for Montana (Brady) to retire, then I'm all for it and I'll be the first person to gladly eat my words if he is a bona fide NFL QB.
Something to think about though - who is the next Pats' development QB prospect after Mallett inevitably reaches FA? Tebow is it, unless the Pats invest another pick next year for a guy to be Brady's understudy. Maybe there is more to Tebow being here than we think. Maybe Josh legitimately feels that he is an NFL QB.
Uh oh! But, wait! RKrap, TFB12 and PatsEng are all up in arms calling it a distraction and a "circus". So, they think you are wrong, Cables.
I think they'll look at his work in mini camp, give him some more looks in camp and then start fiddling with him outside of the QB spot. You can lead a horse to water, you can't make him drink. It's a lost cause with him at QB. They only way I can see it working is if they give him a chance with like 20 plays they can run where they use him in motion as an H Back and he's willing to give that a try and compete for a 4th TE/HB role and earn a spot on STs.
No way BB wastes a 3rd QB spot for the first time since 2008, when at the end of the day, we aren't winning a SB without Brady in there and Mallett is still vastly the superior prospect over Tebow.
The only thing that would change this is if some team comes knocking for Mallett for that required 2nd rd pick they're looking for. That would be the only way Tebow would be the backup to Brady in 2013.
Then, they'd just continue to develop him and develop and hope Brady never goes down. If Brady ever did go down, they'd have to adjust the playbook considerably to tailor plays that suit his style.
Let's hope none of that ever is a reality.
Tebow in New England may be a "circus" in that the press cannot wait to write another story about the guy, and we all have to be subjected to story after story about him which is just more than I can take before I vomit. From a fan's point of view, he is a distraction in that I couldn't care less about hearing more Tebow anecdotes. He gets too much pub for a #3 QB here on a non-guaranteed deal and all of the stories about him have been written already.
If anyone really thinks his presence is a distraction that can't be quashed by BB after having guys like Dillon, Haynesworth, Moss, Ochocinco and others in here then I vehemently disagree. Not comparing Tebow to those guys in terms of character, just saying Bill can create an impenetrable darkness around players that shrouds their presence or outspoken-ness.
Hey, if Tebow is a good developmental QB prospect or can be a jack-of-all-trades that can be unleashed, then great, but I'd be surprised at that. I already said I don't see him doing much here, but it can't be discounted that Mallett is a FA after this (?) year and he's not gonna hold the clipboard until Brady decides to retire, assuming he's the heir apparent to begin with. The Pats need to start somewhere in their search for a Brady replacement, but to me, Tebow ain't the guy.