Monday, January 25, 2010

Senior Day Presser


It’s officially Tim Tebow mania here. The Senior Bowl staff is treating him like he’s a member of the Beatles. We were actually asked to “not ask Tebow for autographs.” Seriously? Wow. It’s Tim Tebow, not Elvis.

Tim held his very own press conference as well. Lucky him! After the majority of folks in there asked very basic, softball questions, I cut right to the chase and asked if he planed on doing any receiver drills this week. his response?

“I’m here to be an NFL quarterback.”

The old “Pat White defense!” White decided not to catch the ball in Mobile last year, then after saying he WOULD catch passes at his pro day (which I drove all the way to), he decided to NOT catch any passes there….much to the displeasure of many members of the media and even Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, who made the drive to Morgantown.

Tebow did say that he’s been working with a QB specialist in Nashville to clean up his mechanics. He specifically said where he holds the ball and trying to cut down on the length of his windup. Tebow also said he’s been practicing taking snaps from under center and taking the various drops an NFL QB makes before throwing the ball. Tim said that he doesn’t have to impress all 32 teams, he just has to impress 1 team. Tebow certainly seems motivated, and is certainly getting the rock star treatment.

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