Quarterback Gurus Still Think Tim Tebow Can Be Fixed
In this new age of digital mechanism and guru’s for everything, it’s not shocking that there’s always someone who thinks they can fix anything.
Tim Tebow has been a broken passer for many years now, and it’s led to him becoming a pathetic circus for the Jets this season.
Tebow will probably released or traded this off-season, and his future will be in doubt. According to two of the top quarterback guru’s around, Tim Tebow can be fixed.
Renown quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. and former coach Terry Shea both spoke with USA Today and agreed that Tebow’s mechanics are a mess, but that he can be fixed.
“It won’t cost too much monetarily to fix Tebow,” said George Whitfield Jr., who has worked with Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton and Andrew Luck. “But it’s going to take at least six weeks of dedicated, isolated training time.
“It’s doable,” Whitfield told USA TODAY Sports on Friday. “And I absolutely believe it can be done, and I would absolutely go in with him on it. He is going to have to make the decision to morph to the position — to re-engineer himself skill-set-wise to quarterback. Footwork-wise, hip-generated throws, throwing up over defenders, it can be engineered.
: “Wherever Tim goes next year, he’s going to have buckle in and dedicate himself in what is going to be a very interesting off-season for him.”
Terry Shea also agrees that it wouldn’t take long for Tebow’s mechanics to get fixed.
“If all of a sudden, Oregon coach Chip Kelly comes into the NFL next season, Tim Tebow would flourish in Chip Kelly’s system,” said Shea, the former Rutgers coach and NFL quarterbacks coach who has mentored Robert Griffin III, Sam Bradford, Matthew Stafford and Josh Freeman. “There’s a future for Tim Tebow, if the right coach comes along.
“Where Tebow won’t be okay is throwing from within the pocket. His accuracy will always be a negative.”
Shea said the main problem with Tebow’s mechanics, is that he’s had to many coaches try to change it.
“I’m sure you get to the point where you keep hearing all those voices in the background of your thought process,” Shea said. “That’s why, when you go back to most of the great NFL quarterbacks, a la Joe Montana and Tom Brady, they pretty much had one voice as their quarterback coach. Tom Brady had Tom Martinez. I knew Tom Martinez quite well, so I know what Tom Brady must have heard.
I don’t know if Tebow can be fixed. I know if anyone can fix or help Tebow, it is George Whitfield Jr. Whitfield Jr. has helped Cam Newton, and Johnny Manziel just to name a few.