Tim Tebow has been working out at the UCLA football complex. He’s there working with UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone. This is yet another attempt to “fix” Tebow’s mechanics. Well, is he fixable or is this just a disaster waiting to happen again? Think about it.
Tebow has been the best player on every team he was on since he was, what, maybe 5. So, he’s never had to actually work on this. It was never a problem. Remember, he was so good coming into Florida that Chris Leak had to share time with him because Urban Meyer couldn’t just have Tebow on the sidelines. However, he was never asked to throw from the pocket like everyone else. Now, we’re seeing that he’s trying to actually figure out his mechanics. Good.
You know, some other quarterbacks had to get their mechanics in gear before they became truly great. Just the other day, I was listening to the radio and I heard someone mention that Steve Young said he didn’t become great until he learned to throw from the pocket.
And, there it is.
Plus, I think what is so deceiving about the way Tebow plays is that his stuff isn’t terrible so much as he makes terrible decisions. As he does that, he has no way to compensate for that with the ball. He can’t put any english on the ball and get it to the right place. That, my friends, is where mechanics meets brain power. He’s freaking about one, so the other suffers as well. Duh.
Is he fixable? I don’t see why not. He’s a young guy. He’s a smart guy. He want to do this, but he hasn’t figured it out yet. So?
Einstein failed math. It’s just the way of the game. He’ll get there, don’t you think?