Can Holmgren Make Tim Tebow a Viable Quarterback

Derek TalibContributor IIIMarch 18, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow finally had his pro day where scouts got to see his new and improved footwork and Delivery. He was received by mixed reviews as Mike Mayock of NFL Network believes that Tim had a good workout and may have improved his draft stock. Then there is Charley Casserly who also does work for the NFL network and does not see Tebows value any earlier than the fourth round. The question for Browns fans is where does Heckert, Holmgren, and Mangini see his value.

The Browns have scheduled an individual workout for Tebow. The difference in the Browns view of Tebow  versus some other teams is he would not have the pressure to play here in Cleveland. He just has to show improvement. He has visits to Seattle, Buffalo, Washington, and Kansas City.  Holmgren was quoted in the associated press as saying, "If he is on your team you have a better team"

This is not a ringing endorsement, but when one looks at the number of picks the Browns have, which currently  stands at twelve (12) why would you not take a risk?  The Browns have two viable quarterbacks in Delhomme (Jake) and Wallace (Seneca) and don't need Tebow to come in and start anytime soon. He can be entrenched as their number three (3) quarterback while learning  to play in the NFL.  

Holmgren and Mangini can always throw a third round pick at Tebow and not lose a great deal in the process. He may even be there in the fourth round.  The bottom line is that Holmgren  may see Tebow as a brand new bicycle that is not assembled. He just has to put it together and abracadabra he has a bike the Browns can ride for a long time.  How many of us have a piece of furniture sitting in our house that required assembly? Do you think about how long it took you to put it together or do you just enjoy using it?  

Remember what Mike Holmgren said coming into the Browns job about liking a challenge? There is no bigger challenge than taking Tim Tebow and proving everyone wrong. Holmgrems  bread is buttered on the fact that he is somewhat of a quarterback guru and what greater prize than to turn Tim Tebow into a franchise Quarterback? 

In his efforts to remake the movie the "Dirty Dozen" Eric Mangini has cast himself as Lee Marvin in an effort to assemble his team of cast offs and rejects. Tim Tebow is fit to play the lead role in Mangini's production. A player that has a rock solid moral fiber, strong work ethic, and a heart of a winner sounds a lot like Tim Tebow. Mangini has never been one to let a little thing like talent get in the way of "his type" of player.  He knew a little more than the rest of us in bringing in some no name players and having them smash the Steelers.

There is not telling what the Browns have planned but Holmgrem is not one for a quick fix and is looking for the long rage plans of the Browns. No matter what anyone says two shoulder injuries concerns any GM with regards to Bradford. Colt McCoy has the same problem as Bradford because one hit resulted in nerve damage that he is just now recovering from. Colts  injury does not inspire confidence that he would make it through an NFL season. Tebow is built like Hercules and is as physical as a middle linebacker. 

He has things to work on but there is not a draft pick from the first to Mr. Irrelevant that does not need to work on something. Twelve selections allows Cleveland the luxury of bringing in a Tebow. If half of the selections do not work out that would still leave the Browns with six possible starters.  The only real question would be who ends up with that coveted number 15 jersey Wallace, Tebow, or Zastudil?