First, Tebow is thinking about not attending the draft. He's been invited, but he told Peter King that he's not sure that the green room is the place for him.
"I've got to figure out what will be more fun for me and best for my family. But I have to say I liked what Joe Thomas(notes) did on the day of the draft a couple of years ago -- he went fishing with his dad.''
Good call. I don't think there's much of a chance that Tebow will go in the first round on Thursday night, so why spend a whole evening sitting there and watching everyone else get drafted? Get out of dodge. Go fishing with Joe Thomas's dad.
Next, a not-so-pleasant Tebow tidbit: Former teammate at Florida Deonte Thompson referred to Tebow as something other than a "real quarterback." It's not quite as bad as it sounds, though. Here's the quote, via the Orlando Sentinel (gracias, Sports by Brooks):
"You never know with Tim," Thompson said. "You can bolt, you think he’s running but he’ll come up and pass it to you. You just have to be ready at all times. With [new Florida quarterback John] Brantley, everything's with rhythm, time. You know what I mean, a real quarterback."
Not phrased in the kindest of ways, but I don't think the man means any harm. When a quarterback improvises as much as Tebow, yes, it does make life harder on receivers. You're rarely going to run your precise route and get the ball at the precise time you're supposed to. You'll end up running around like a loon for eight seconds, then maybe get the ball if your quarterback decides that's what he wants to do. It's just a difference in style, really.
And finally, we have some Tebow analysis via Cold Hard Football Facts. They compare Tebow's college statistics and efficiency to some other NFL quarterbacks of varying degrees of success, and the results may surprise you.
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