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QB guru urges CFL for Tebow

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07:15 AM ET 09.02 | In the end, there just wasn't room on the New England roster for Tim Tebow. After Tebow passed through waivers and became a free agent one day after his release by the New England Patriots, quarterback guru Steve Clarkson, who worked with Tebow in February, urged his pupil to consider playing north of the border to help keep his dream alive. ... "It's time now to maybe just reconsider a different path to his ultimate dream. Tim might want to look to the CFL because he may have run out of options in the NFL," Clarkson told USA TODAY Sports on Sunday. "Sitting is not an option for Tim. He's ultra-competitive. He needs to stick to his strength, which is being in a competitive environment. Anyone who wants to work on their craft the way Tim does, he just needs to give himself a couple of days and really decide."

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September 2, 2013  07:28 AM ET

Considering that the CFL is more pass oriented than the NFL (3 downs remember) I don't really see the logic in this idea, but hey he would sell tickets.

September 2, 2013  08:08 AM ET

The only football league in which Tebow could be considered a QB as opposed to a side show, would be a league that prohibits passing.

September 2, 2013  08:29 AM ET

If he is serious about playing football in the NFL, then he will go someplace to learn how to play TE or FB and hope some team gives him a try out next year at that. Which is why he originally transferred high schools when his coach wanted to make him a TE and he wanted to be the QB.

Not saying he was wrong to do that back then, but if he had, perhaps he would be in the NFL today. Ah well, everything changes and there are no guarantees. for anybody.

September 2, 2013  08:39 AM ET
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Considering that the CFL is more pass oriented than the NFL (3 downs remember) I don't really see the logic in this idea, but hey he would sell tickets.

Agreed.

I can't see Tebow succeeding in either the CFL or the AFL - because they're both extreme pass oriented.

September 2, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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If he is serious about playing football in the NFL, then he will go someplace to learn how to play TE or FB and hope some team gives him a try out next year at that. Which is why he originally transferred high schools when his coach wanted to make him a TE and he wanted to be the QB.Not saying he was wrong to do that back then, but if he had, perhaps he would be in the NFL today. Ah well, everything changes and there are no guarantees. for anybody.

Tebow suffers from one of the 7 Deadly Sins: Pride.

September 2, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Not a bad idea. Joe Theismann did it. Will Tebow make it as a QB? Probably not, but what does trying hurt? Nothing that I can see.

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September 2, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Considering that the CFL is more pass oriented than the NFL (3 downs remember) I don't really see the logic in this idea, but hey he would sell tickets.

Not sure if he would sell extra tickets up here but he'd sure have some peace and quiet to learn how to play. The media aren't Tebow crazy here and since you essentially have only 2 chances to make 10 yards then punt, a lack of passing accuracy will get a QB run out of town pretty quick.

September 2, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Tebow suffers from one of the 7 Deadly Sins: Pride.

Tell me, is redundant idiotic post about a talentless loser one of those deadly sins? Because if it is the interns road to hell should be paved with gold by now.

September 2, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Where do all these QB gurus come from? Remember when Jim Fassel was a QB guru and then had David Brown at QB for years? Brian Billick was another QB guru. He had Dilfer in Baltimore and relied on a great defense to win a Super Bowl. Marc Trestman is supposedly another QB guru, we'll see if he can work his magic on Cutler or if this guru stuff is just nonsense.

September 2, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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Tell me, is redundant idiotic post about a talentless loser one of those deadly sins? Because if it is the interns road to hell should be paved with gold by now.

I think an argument could be made for either Sloth, Gluttony, Envy or Lust.

September 2, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Tebow played himself out of the NFL, I hope he never comes back. I'm sick of hearing about him at this point. Had he been smart about it (IE taken a new position) he still could've had a job.

September 2, 2013  09:38 AM ET

"QB guru urges CFL for Tebow"

I've been saying it for well over a year, long before any "guru" came along: Tebow belongs in the CFL! He will definitely be a star QB over there. And, with less pressure, he might even develop into a decent QB and come back to the NFL like Warren Moon, Doug Flutie and others did.

September 2, 2013  09:45 AM ET

After going undrafted in the 1983 NFL Draft, Clarkson played a season for the Denver Broncos and two seasons for the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders. He then became a district manager for a steakhouse chain, before turning to football coaching.

Those who can't do, teach?

September 2, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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Where do all these QB gurus come from? Remember when Jim Fassel was a QB guru and then had David Brown at QB for years? Brian Billick was another QB guru. He had Dilfer in Baltimore and relied on a great defense to win a Super Bowl. Marc Trestman is supposedly another QB guru, we'll see if he can work his magic on Cutler or if this guru stuff is just nonsense.

Mike Martz was considered to be a QB guru at one point when he was coaching Trent Green with the Redskins (pre-1999 Rams). Martz parlayed that into people thinking he was an OC-genius with the Rams in 1999, but having Kurt Warner, Marchall Faulk, et al., certainly didn't hurt. It's mostly about being in the right place at the right time with the right players for most of these coaches.

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September 2, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Tebow needs a place to play so he can develop his skills, it took Steve Young 7 Years!

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September 2, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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I think an argument could be made for either Sloth, Gluttony, Envy or Lust.

They are certainly among my personal favorites.

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