Tim Tebow is not a traditional quarterback. He's more than that. And Gator nation isn't the only one who's noticed.
Bill Belichick on Tim Tebow: "If you asked him to play nose (tackle), he'd play nose...he's that kind of kid."
There weren’t many topics that inspired Bill Belichick during this morning’s AFC coach’’s breakfast, but questions about Florida quarterback Tim Tebow actually got the Patriots coach to open up a bit.
The Pats, of course, are scheduled to work out Tebow privately, although Belichick dodged the question about when that workout was to take place, or if it had already occured.
Belichick was asked if he felt Tebow needed to fix his throwing motion.
”I think it’s obvious, within the last six weeks, his mechanics, he’s worked on them, and they’ve improved, which is a credit to him,” Belichick said. ”He’s very coachable and he works very hard. I’m sure whatever he feels he needs to do, he”ll work very hard at. Whatever that is. Athletically, he tested very well at the Combine, which you could see on the field.”
Is it feasible to put him at other positions?
”My sense of Tim Tebow is, if you asked him to play nose, he’d play nose (tackle). I think he’s that kind of kid. Whatever you ask him to do, he’d do.,” Belichick said. ”I don’t know what a team would do with him, but I think he’s a real interesting player. He’s had a great career. It speaks for itself. Second leading passer in SEC history, whatever it is. He’s had tremendous production. They hardly ever lose.”
What else do you like about him?
”There’s a lot to like,” Belichick answered.