Re: Scout Team QB (Tebow)
posted at 7/27/2013 12:48 AM EDT
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to russgriswold's comment:
I agree except I don't think it means he'll use up a roster spot. I think a big reason why Edelman is not rushed back out there here in preseason is because he doesn't need to be. Not a coincidence, Edelman's use and presence since 2009 has no 3rd QB on the roser. If Tebow could do as many things as Edelman or more, fine. But, he can't. I see it as nothing more than a camp guy who sets a good example with the intangibles than anything else. It's a BB stroke of genius to show a hardworking Tebow in camp and just show that if Tebow can be in here, everyone else more talented, needs to pick it up. It's BB being BB.
I cannot see BB wasting a roster spot for a scout QB 3rd QB who can't throw. It makes no sense. I also think part of it is throwing Tebow a bone. They like him as a person, etc, but they won't waster a roster spot because someone needs to run some read option in practice when they play a read option QB.
It's nothing more than an extended evaluation and a favor to him before he goes up to the CFL, IMO.
Kraft's comments today were probably half true. I just thought it was interesting he said it.
As always you make little sense.
The last thing Tebow needed was the "favor" of an "extended evaluation" that keeps him off the market for some team that gets hit with injuries in camp. Spending pre-season with the Pats only to get cut does NOTHING for TT. And I would think McDaniels would protest vehemently to use this guy for a camp body. After all, McD thought enough of him as a QB to draft him in the 1st round.
No, BB has a plan and he isn't doing any "favor". Whether TT rises to the occasion and fits the plan remains to be seen. But BB didn't sign him for some frivolous reason dumbkoff.
There are a ton of guys who threw no better than TT and carved out an NFL career. The way this guy has been treated vs the results he has had on the field is a damned shame.
Have to agree with Babe on this one.
Tebow won't be cut because we don't need a scout QB, but because Tebow just doesn't have the value compared to others. The idea of BB doing a "favor" for someone in this organization blows my mind. Kraft can say whatever he wants, but BB makes any and all necessary football decisions to make the team better.