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Can Tebow Over Come Skill Set Hadicaps and How Long Will That Take?

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 11:  Quaterback Tim Tebow #7 of the Florida Gators stands onstage before the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gatorade Duel at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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robert belfordContributor IApril 10, 2010

                       Among Tebow handicaps, there are many that hinder his performance. These include problems such as not seeing the field and not going though his progressions. He checks one, maybe two receivers, then runs or throws. He is not very accurate and only throws to open receivers. He does not split the seems throwing between two defenders. Tebow can,t read defenses. For example, when Brady or Manning goes up to the line and yells out numbers, they point out who the blitzers are, what the coverage is, where the miss matches are, and which receiver is in single coverage. Also, they change the play to take atvantage of a defensive play which the quarterback reconises. Tebow is a down hill runner  meaning straight ahead, and is not very elusive. With a 4.7 forty time as a running quarterback, and when your average line backer runs a 4.5 or better in the NFL. People say there are great quarterbacks in the NFL that had questions about there throwning motion such as Steve Young and Joe Montana. Those quarterbacks had slight problems with their throwing motion. Tebow has to change his entire throwing motion. In college, Young and Montana could already read defenses, see the field, go through progressions, and change plays at line of scrimage. Tebow has great leadership, great work ethics, and responds well to coaching. Tebow has been a system quarterback with a #1 ranked defense. Can Tebow overcome his handicaps in the NFL, or is this Tebow mania just allot of hype?

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