Originally Posted by threetoedpete
No the common bonds between the three Young, Troy Smith and Tebow is all three were in college offenses which featured very athletic receivers which didn't require any of them to be highly accurate. Now what I know for a fact is that for two of them it hasn't worked yet. They have not made the transition to passing, not throwing or hurling the ball, but passing the ball in the NFL. Now, you may argue that Tebow may some how be different. Tebow may be different and be able to transition. But the analogy is not only apt. It is spot on.
they didn't have
to be incredibly accurate, in the same sense that Adrian Peterson didn't have to make a ton of great cuts and fight off defenders in college because he had a great o-line in front of him. but he still did, and he was still great and was still a great prospect for the NFL. in other words, don't penalize a player for the other great players around him. as i said before, most NFL starters played on college teams with very talented receivers, and VERY few college QB's HAVE to throw the ball into a very tight window, so you shouldn't penalize the guys because they have wide-open receivers. if they're missing those wide open guys, then we have a problem
Tebow's issues aren't with accuracy and syncing up with receivers, it's with his mechanics, which are pretty lousy. worse than Vince Young's, that's for sure