There’s been a lot of commotion about Tim Tebow’s “new” throwing motion these days. Tebow has been tutored to a "pro-style" way by working with a team of coaches over the past few weeks. Changes range from how he's actually holding a football, the way he shifts from waist to his shoulder, and most importantly his footing -- learning to take 3 and 5-step drops.
I spoke with my Gator go-to guy, and also our guest blogger, Jim Harris about this issue yesterday. "The NFL is so closed minded, and refuses to go outside their blueprint. The defensive linemen in the NFL have stripped balls out of the hands of the QB's with the conventional 'pro' throwing motion." Then Jim threw this at me, "Tebow has more accolades and has done more on the college level than any of the Hall of Fame QB's did in college, and they are not going to take a chance on him because of a throwing motion??"
I absolutely agree with Jim's point on this issue. Tebow's career consists of 9,285 yards and 88 touchdowns so it's kind of hard for me to believe that his throwing motion was an issue. i personally don't believe there should be one way to throw a ball. As Jim mentions, "Bernie Kosar had that crazy side throwing style...he was successful. Doug Flutie was supposedly too small, yet he was successful. Kurt Warner wasn't even drafted and look what happened." Players are successful because of how they play, how they throw, because of their style.
Regardless of what I think, or what Jim thinks, Tebow will continue to train to have a "pro-style" throwing motion and because of his perseverance, hard-work, and determination, we have no doubt he will be successful at whichever NFL team he is drafted to. And as Jim puts it, "the team that takes the chance on Tebow is going to sell out their stadium and win the Super Bowl."
Do you think there should be a pro-style throwing motion?
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