Tim Tebow Struggles with Skills and Decisions

Jan 26, 2010

I’m sure you’ve heard the reports by now that Tim Tebow struggled in the first day of Senior Bowl practice. His mechanics and accuracy were off. He also struggled to take snaps from under center, as he is accustomed to working out of the shotgun.

He’s working on his craft, and given his determination, will likely improve dramatically leading up to the draft. It remains to be seen if his popularity will lead a team to overlook his shortcomings in an attempt to put butts in the seats (ahem Jacksonville).

His popularity could take a hit though as he’s slotted to appear in a Super Bowl ad by Focus on the Family, which could have pro-life undertones. While I respect his beliefs, I’m not sure it is appropriate for a Super Bowl to run such a potentially charged ad.

This is a big risk for a player who already is bogged down with question marks. If I were advising Tebow, I would suggest he waits until he establishes himself as an NFL player before he stirs up controversy. In his defense, at least this is “positive” controversy.

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