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QB coach claims to have fixed Tebow's mechanics

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07:36 AM ET 04.18 | Consider Steve Clarkson squarely in the young, somewhat embattled quarterback's corner. "I would hope wherever he ends up, they give him an opportunity to play, because if they do, they'll be pleasantly surprised," Clarkson said on Wednesday. "I think the guy can still play." Clarkson is in better position to know than most, especially after the independent quarterbacks coach spent three days with Tebow in early February in Arizona. ... [Clarkson] believes his work with Tebow will address what NFL coaches consider the major flaw in his game: an awkward throwing motion that limits his accuracy. Clarkson said he believes Tebow has corrected the problem, which actually has more to do with his feet than his arm.

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April 18, 2013  08:03 AM ET

For my next twick, I will pull a wabbit from this hat.....hehehehe

April 18, 2013  08:04 AM ET

If this is true, he's the greatest coach ever.

April 18, 2013  08:05 AM ET

I also hope he gets a chance to play. I don't understand why many of you guys hate Tebow. He seems like a good kid who works really hard and who will do anything to help his team win. I wish him well.

April 18, 2013  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I also hope he gets a chance to play. I don't understand why many of you guys hate Tebow. He seems like a good kid who works really hard and who will do anything to help his team win. I wish him well.

I have to agree with you, I don't always agree with his beliefs but at least he's honest about it. As to the QB coach? I understand that Rodgers completely retooled his delivery between his second and 3rd seasons before he took over for Brett, so it can be done

April 18, 2013  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If this is true, he's the greatest coach ever.

A long time ago, I had a 1-hour private ski lesson. It completely changed my skiing. Took all the work out of it, gave me a lot more control and just made it so much smoother. 1 hour.

But, realistically, I would think that dozens of professional QB coaches would have looked at Tebow's motion to figure out what he's doing wrong. He has had years of coaching. I just don't see how a 3-day clinic is likely to make drastic changes.

April 18, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I also hope he gets a chance to play. I don't understand why many of you guys hate Tebow. He seems like a good kid who works really hard and who will do anything to help his team win. I wish him well.

Me too. The Jets was probably the worst team in the league for him to get stuck on. When the head coach has a Sanchez tattoo, you just know there's a certain amount of bias on who's going to play QB.

I take great solace in thinking of the hangover Rex must have woken up with the morning after he got the #6 inked on his shoulder. Monumental.

April 18, 2013  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If this is true, he's the greatest coach ever.

In three days? Now that would be a miracle.

April 18, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Yes of course! The problem should have been obvious from the start. Tebow has been throwing with his arm, and all this time he should have been throwing with his feet.

April 18, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I also hope he gets a chance to play. I don't understand why many of you guys hate Tebow. He seems like a good kid who works really hard and who will do anything to help his team win. I wish him well.

Nobody said he is a bad guy. Not his fault he was taken too high in that 2010 draft. After Bradford at #1, that draft was a bust for QBs. It was monumentally awful. Only five QBs taken in rounds 1-4. After Bradford came Tebow, Claussen McCoy and Kafka.

Raise your hand if you wish he was the franchise QB on YOUR team for the next ten years. Anybody? Anybody?

April 18, 2013  08:47 AM ET

If his mechanics truly are better, then he can have a long career in the NFL as a quality back up. Nothing wrong with that. If not, he will do well in another endeavor.

April 18, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Raise your hand if you wish he was the franchise QB on YOUR team for the next ten years. Anybody? Anybody?

Oooh, me, ME!

Our high school would dominate the Dual-County League for those 10 years. Dominate!

April 18, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Oooh, me, ME!Our high school would dominate the Dual-County League for those 10 years. Dominate!

Call Rex he will trade in a heart beat. Hey, will ya take Revis too in the deal?

April 18, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Hey, he won games. Got my team to the Playoffs and won a Playoff game where he actually did toss the ball a few times well.

I am not a Tebow fan or member of the Cult of Tebow lovers out there. His record as a winning QB is there. With all the weird strangeness that goes with his game. He was working on his mechanics last year in the off season and this year. Hey Aaron Rodgers rebuilt himself and is now one of the Elite QBs of the NFL (No I am not calling Tebow will be an elite QB just could be a winning one).

I want to see if he can do it again. We can debate if it was a fluke or not etc. If he improved great. We don't know because we have not seen him.

And if he fails so what? I mean if they let JaMarcus Russell, Ryan Leaf etc get several years as starters under their belt before being declared a failure. Why is it that Tebow a winning QB considered a failure so quickly? And if he fails at least we can say well this proves he did not deserve to be an NFL QB, but what if he did it again?

April 18, 2013  09:04 AM ET

Steve Clarkson is jesus incarnate!

April 18, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Hey, he won games.....

It was that playoff game in 2011 vs the Pats that sealed his fate. BB gave the league the road map to shutting him down. The Broncos brass saw it too and could not get him out of town fast enough. His ceiling was just too low, the avenue for him to win was too narrow. Pro teams want to win, they really do, but they are not based on emotion .

Tebow lost four of his last five games in Denver. A good guy for sure, but so are most guys who try to keep a job in the NFL and on the street where I live and you too.

April 18, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Call Rex he will trade in a heart beat. Hey, will ya take Revis too in the deal?

I want Revis to play for our opponents so Tebow can run him over.

April 18, 2013  09:57 AM ET

Maybe he's right handed....

April 18, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Call Rex he will trade in a heart beat. Hey, will ya take Revis too in the deal?

The Jets planted this guy to proclaim this so the value of the dual trade of Tebow & Revis will be increased. The only thing it is really accomplishing is that it has Tampa Bay about ready to shut the door on any possible trade for Revis.

April 18, 2013  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If this is true, he's the greatest coach ever.

The guy use to be a used car salesman.......yep buddy she runs and purrs like a kitten fixed all the problems.

 
April 18, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I mean if they let JaMarcus Russell, Ryan Leaf etc get several years as starters under their belt before being declared a failure. Why is it that Tebow a winning QB considered a failure so quickly?

Leaf and Russell had big arms. Teams will always be more patient with those.

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