Tim Tebow captured the hearts and minds of football fans across the globe this past season. Now, he’s working to make sure he’s not a flash in the pan and stays relevant in the ultra-competitive NFL for years to come.
According to Peter Yoon of ESPN Los Angeles, Tebow has been in L.A. working with new UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone.
Mazzone is reportedly working a few hours each day with the Denver Broncos' QB to improve his oft-criticized ability to throw the rock.
“He just came out here to throw and work on a few things and see if we can just become a little more efficient in what he's doing," Noel Mazzone said, noting that the sessions will last through the weekend and maybe longer. "Throwing motion, footwork, everything I work on with all my quarterbacks."
This isn’t the first time that Noel and his son, Taylor, have worked with Tebow, having helped him prior to the draft in 2010 and during the previous offseason.
However, it’s obvious the highly popular signal-caller must continue to fine-tune his motion.
Tebow completed just 46.5 percent of his passes in 11 regular-season starts and an even worse 40.4 percent in two postseason games.
When asked what he would be doing to help, Mazzone kept it simple with an analogy.
"It's kind of like a golfer who hit that bad drive," Mazzone said of working on Tebow's unorthodox throwing motion. "Every other guy in the foursome can tell you what you did wrong and all three opinions are different. We're just going out and kind of going back to the basics and working on some fundamentals to try and become a little more efficient."
The UCLA coordinator also noted that he wouldn’t be making any drastic changes out of respect to Broncos QB coach Adam Gase.
"Obviously I wouldn't do anything that would go against what their beliefs are," Mazzone said. "I know after coaching quarterbacks for a long time, they're like girlfriends. You don't like other guys messing with them."
Even if Tebow doesn’t come into the 2012 campaign with a brand new motion, it’s good to see the young man cares enough to work several hours a day on his motion and continue to improve.
Hard work often pays off in this league, so look for Tebow to make strides in 2012.
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