If it was not enough that Tim Tebow broke the standing career record for the SEC's career efficiency passer rating, not to mention a few other dozen SEC and NCAA records, Tebow may have yet broken another record.
As the most unwarranted criticized player in the history of sports.
Now that the notion of mobility at the quarterback position trumps the attributes of being a pure pocket passer have all but been put to bed, there is a new fad in the NFL.
It seems as though everyone, fans and journalists alike, have emerged to being an expert in the mechanics of throwing motion of the quarterback, in regards to what works at this level and what does not.
It is as if the views regarding what the prototypical mechanics trump unconventional mechanics. This of course ignores arguably the greatest QB to ever play the game, the legendary Brett Favre.
The debate regarding conventional and unconventional mechanics ought to be a dead horse issue by now, considering the success that has often been possessed while using unorthodox methods at the profession level.
Success ought not to be measured by methods of convention or unorthodox mechanics but rather by results.
Take golf for instance.
Jim Furyk has ranked in the top 10 for over 300 weeks between 1999 and 2009.
Furyk's biggest win to date came on June 16, 2003, when he tied the record for the lowest 72-hole score in U.S. Open history to win his first major championship.
Here are a few other tidbits I picked up from Wikipedia regarding the unconventional mechanics of Furyk along with the unconventional mechanics of Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus of all people.
As Mike Furyk describes in a Golf Digest issue in 2001, Jim Furyk's hips "underturn" during the backswing and "overturn" coming down.
On the downswing, he draws the club in a large arc behind his body (viewing from his right hand side), then pastes his elbow against his right hip at impact. Commentator Gary McCord, said it looked like Furyk was trying to swing inside a phone booth.
Commentator David Feherty memorably described Furyk's swing as "an octopus falling out of a tree," Others have noted that it reminds them of "a one-armed golfer using an axe to kill a snake in a telephone booth ."
This move was controversial during Jim Furyk's early career; however, his father never forced him to change what came naturally to him. Jim Furyk's well-known ball-striking precision is now serving him well on the professional tour.
Furyk, however, isn't the first professional golfer to show us a swing that defies convention can be successful. Nicklaus' swing was upright, with a flying elbow, and one of the biggest loopers of all time was Lee Trevino.
Having seen Tebow's phenomenal results transcend from high school to college, there is really no reason other than so-called experts like Mel Hyper to believe otherwise.
How many other players has Kiper hyped out of proportion to the point of making them out to be something they are not?
Jamarcus Russell happens to be king of them. If Mel and so many other so-called experts managed to whiff so badly on Russell, how can we trust their quarterback analysis On Tim Tebow?
Could all this anti-Tebow propaganda be nothing more than the so-called experts attempt to save face for their past mistakes?
Is it their attempt to make a wrong a right? I can't tell, but what I can tell them is that two absolutely atrocious wrongs don't make a right!