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    Should Tim Tebow change position?

    It's looking more and more like his chances being a starting NFL QB are very low, with that being said should he consider changing position?

    They were rumors that I team would of traded for him if he played tight end.

    Should he change position, and of so what position would best suit him?


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    I've heard a scout say if he wanted to play Hback/FB something like John Kuhn does, teams would have him.

    Personally it's up to him. If he believes he's a QB, I would continue to try. If he just wants to stay in the league, then try something else.

    I hope he gets one more shot, CFL or whatever, at being a QB. I really don't care what he does as a fullback. Whooptie doo.

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    If he wants a nice pay check yes he should...any position the team offering wants him too
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    The few times I saw him block, it wasn't pretty. I don't think H-Back is the way to go with him. Maybe he can brush up on his punting skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    The few times I saw him block, it wasn't pretty. I don't think H-Back is the way to go with him. Maybe he can brush up on his punting skills.
    I don't think anyone thinks he can block right away. He'd definitely need time and coaching.

    I don't like this idea that if a player isn't good at something right now that means he can never do it. It's hogwash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    The few times I saw him block, it wasn't pretty. I don't think H-Back is the way to go with him...
    Agree. When the pass hit him in the back of the helmet last year (I don't remember the game) on the screen pass it left me with the impression he is pretty discombobulated at other positions. Maybe he can learn it but he isn't a shoe in to just pick it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    Agree. When the pass hit him in the back of the helmet last year (I don't remember the game) on the screen pass it left me with the impression he is pretty discombobulated at other positions. Maybe he can learn it but he isn't a shoe in to just pick it up.
    It wasn't a screen and Sanchez threw to him while covered because he was under pressure and the timing was garbage.

    It was embarrassing for Tim but it wasn't as bad as made out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    The few times I saw him block, it wasn't pretty. I don't think H-Back is the way to go with him. Maybe he can brush up on his punting skills.
    Yeah his blocking skills aren't good.


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    No go to Canada and see if you can cut it up there as a QB. If he shows progress, someone will give him a chance. If he fails, I think he can make money doing something with his popularity/Christian influence.

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    Change the title of the thread to

    "Should Tim Tebow Change Sports?"

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    But can he excel at QB? Is it the scheme? Can he excel in the right scheme?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NormSizedMidget View Post
    I don't think anyone thinks he can block right away. He'd definitely need time and coaching.

    I don't like this idea that if a player isn't good at something right now that means he can never do it. It's hogwash.
    Hogwash would be passing on literally hundreds of talented TE/FB/H-Backs who have practiced blocking their whole lives and are good at it, just so you can find a way to get Tebow on the field.

    It'd have to be an incredible feat for him to take an offseason and learn how to catch and block well enough to change his role and I can't imagine any smart GMs taking a shot on him when there are perfectly good veteran TEs looking for work.

    Tebow's success is about taking 30+ snaps/game and making something happen with enough of them. This whole special package thing or changing his position is just not gonna work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    Hogwash would be passing on literally hundreds of talented TE/FB/H-Backs who have practiced blocking their whole lives and are good at it, just so you can find a way to get Tebow on the field.

    It'd have to be an incredible feat for him to take an offseason and learn how to catch and block well enough to change his role and I can't imagine any smart GMs taking a shot on him when there are perfectly good veteran TEs looking for work.

    Tebow's success is about taking 30+ snaps/game and making something happen with enough of them. This whole special package thing or changing his position is just not gonna work.
    Question, had Tebow said after Florida, I want to be an H back. Do you....

    A. Not believe teams wouldn't have signed him over "guys who didn't their whole football lives."

    B. Do you not believe he could have been successful in that role by now?


    My assumption is ANY Tebow position change is a one year redshirt. During that time he probably sees the field only to run the ball as a WC QB or as a tailback type of deal. Year two is where they see if he has made progress.

    I think I use him as more Toby Gerhart (sp?) than anything else in time. I don't see the idea of teaching him everything he needs to play more inline TE stuff. Seems out of reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giants #1 Fan View Post
    But can he excel at QB? Is it the scheme? Can he excel in the right scheme?
    Depends on the definition of excel.

    If you ran the truest forum a Meyer read option/Tebow run offense. You'd win games.

    But you need those combo players. You need a hybrid TE/WR. You need speed on the outside (helps if they're big guys but just fast, they don't need to be stars, just FAST). You need someone who can work out of the slot or as a tailback and can come through in jet and rocket motion.

    The next step of the option stuff going on in the NFL is adding the jet and rocket motion to it. This is how it can become next level and on par with just about any NFL offense in terms of moving the ball AND big play potential. It's just too much to defend. Especially if the kid back there can throw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormSizedMidget View Post
    Question, had Tebow said after Florida, I want to be an H back. Do you....

    A. Not believe teams wouldn't have signed him over "guys who didn't their whole football lives."

    B. Do you not believe he could have been successful in that role by now?


    My assumption is ANY Tebow position change is a one year redshirt. During that time he probably sees the field only to run the ball as a WC QB or as a tailback type of deal. Year two is where they see if he has made progress.

    I think I use him as more Toby Gerhart (sp?) than anything else in time. I don't see the idea of teaching him everything he needs to play more inline TE stuff. Seems out of reach.
    Look nothing is impossible, but it's REALLY hard to reinvent yourself into a new position and compete against guys who are already there.

    What he has going for him is that this is a business and there are probably still some teams who might like to have his name on the team. Then there might also be some inventive coaches who could find a way to use him (Chip Kelly if he didn't already have the QBs he needs).

    I've seen the guy block in games. I've seen him run routes and catch in practice and its really really rough. He's incredibly dedicated and if he truly wanted to take on a new position, I'm sure he'd give it his all. But we're basing EVERYTHING here on hypotheticals. If we look strictly at the body of work as evidence, I just don't see it happening. He looks terrible when he blocks in a way that might be beyond teaching. His route running in practice was atrocious. He might have a better chance to succeed by improving his skills in the backfield as a passing HB option, but even then we have to remember, he's fast and elusive for a QB; not for an RB.

    A good coach could do wonders for him. Like the one in your sig. If BB took a chance on him, I could believe him getting a little production out there, but I think the kind of teams that will pursue him are like the Jags, Raiders, etc........teams looking for a gimmick.

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