Friday, October 2, 2009

College Quarterbacks Love Tim Tebow

Last Spring, while reading the Maine Campus, I read an article about how Tim Duncan was overrated. After that, I read most of the articles that this guy wrote, most of them being just as bad as the last. Since Twister and I opened up this blog, I figured it would be a good place for me to let my feelings out about how much his articles suck, and do it in a style of one of my favorite blogs. This week's topic -- Tim Tebow

The first two paragraphs contain nothing new, basically saying that Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow could win the Heisman again and the draft status of the first two.

After Bradford would come McCoy, again early in the first round because of his athleticism and efficiency. But most analysts could not come to an agreement on where Tim Tebow would be drafted.

I think most of them agreed Tebow wouldn’t be picked in the first round.

Their justification is that Tebow is a thick, physical player who likes to run over linebackers and doesn’t always rely on his pinpoint accuracy to be successful. In the NFL, passing windows get smaller and a quarterback is required to fit the pigskin into areas with a much lesser margin for error.

That isn’t a justification; it’s a fact.

This column is dedicated to NFL draft-analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. If any NFL general managers are reading this column (which is as good a chance as Orlando Pace beating Usain Bolt in the 100-meter dash), you could learn a few things too.

Apparently you know more than the people who get paid to study and build the future of their teams from the draft. I know where I’m going for my mock draft next April. Orlando Pace? Really? He hasn’t been good/healthy for five years. You couldn’t have picked a good LT to use for the metaphor?

Tim Tebow is an NFL quarterback.

Actually, he is currently a college quarterback, but since you say it, it must be true

He plays in the most competitive conference in college football and has had consistent success since his first day in Gainesville

His first year in Gainesville, he backed up Chris Leak.

He has won two national championships in three years there

Chris Leak was the starting quarterback for the first one.

If their reasoning is that he plays in a spread offense, something that is as uncommon in the NFL as a Ryan Leaf touchdown pass,

Or as uncommon as a Mike Brusko touchdown pass. The last spread QB drafted in the first round (also coached by Urban Meyer) – Alex Smith.

The standard drop-back passer is gradually fading out

Out of the last ten Superbowl winners, there is only one I would consider a mobile QB (Roethlisberger) and he isn’t exactly fleet of foot.

The wildcat has become more prevalent at the highest level and its effectiveness can’t be debated.

Except that it hasn’t been as effective this year.

After all, what do you look for in a quarterback?

Strong arm, good accuracy, ability to read a defense, understand the playbook.

If your answer isn’t a guy who wins games, I wouldn’t want to play for you either.

Jack Cosgrove, you’re on notice.

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