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Tim Tebow - QB - Eagles

People who are "plugged in" with the Eagles believe the team intends to keep Tim Tebow on the final roster.

Additionally, those people say Chip Kelly intends to actually use Tebow in games. We'll believe that when we see it, especially with Kelly saying repetitive accuracy is the No. 1 thing he looks for in a quarterback. For now, Tebow is just trying to beat out Matt Barkley for the No. 3 gig behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez.

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Source: Philly Voice

Aug 3 - 10:11 AM

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Improved throwing motion in practice <> improved performance during real games.

He has years and years of muscle memory from his old habits and when he is trying to read coverages and blitzes and maintain awareness of what's going on in the pocket I think it is very likely he will revert to his old form.

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Improved throwing motion in practice <> improved performance during real games.

He has years and years of muscle memory from his old habits and when he is trying to read coverages and blitzes and maintain awareness of what's going on in the pocket I think it is very likely he will revert to his old form.

I agree but I admit that I am rooting for the guy:

From today's practice

https://twitter.com/JimmyKempski/status/629339362187169792

Great series by Tebow. Bunch of shots down the field. All on the money, all complete.

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I can't believe this guy has lasted in the league (off and on) this long.

Vince Young hung around a long time and he never put in a tenth the effort Tebow has to improve his accuracy. It's so hard to find good QB's that guys get multiple chances if they are working hard to get better. Tebow has always had everything but the accuracy to be a starting QB.

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If the media wasn't so crazy about this guy he may have had a role somewhere, he tries but lacks so much besides ,maybe being a goal,one QB/RB.

Maybe Chip has found na role for him. I hope not, I hate the media frenzy. It's worse when then Favre un-retired in Green Bay.

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If the media wasn't so crazy about this guy he may have had a role somewhere, he tries but lacks so much besides ,maybe being a goal,one QB/RB.

Maybe Chip has found na role for him. I hope not, I hate the media frenzy. It's worse when then Favre un-retired in Green Bay.

Is the media going crazy for him in Philly? I haven't seen much coverage on him here in OH. Thankfully, the media coverage seems pretty tame for now IMO. If Bradford gets hurt and Sanchez plays like....well...Sanchez, then all bets are off. Tebow mania will be renewed.

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If the media wasn't so crazy about this guy he may have had a role somewhere, he tries but lacks so much besides ,maybe being a goal,one QB/RB.

Maybe Chip has found na role for him. I hope not, I hate the media frenzy. It's worse when then Favre un-retired in Green Bay.

Is the media going crazy for him in Philly? I haven't seen much coverage on him here in OH. Thankfully, the media coverage seems pretty tame for now IMO. If Bradford gets hurt and Sanchez plays like....well...Sanchez, then all bets are off. Tebow mania will be renewed.

FYI Sanchez completed 64% of his passes with a 7.8 YPA last season in this offense.

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If the media wasn't so crazy about this guy he may have had a role somewhere, he tries but lacks so much besides ,maybe being a goal,one QB/RB.

Maybe Chip has found na role for him. I hope not, I hate the media frenzy. It's worse when then Favre un-retired in Green Bay.

Is the media going crazy for him in Philly? I haven't seen much coverage on him here in OH. Thankfully, the media coverage seems pretty tame for now IMO. If Bradford gets hurt and Sanchez plays like....well...Sanchez, then all bets are off. Tebow mania will be renewed.

FYI Sanchez completed 64% of his passes with a 7.8 YPA last season in this offense.
He still managed to Sanchize it up in the Dallas (2nd one) and Washington game. Edited by Insein

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Facts:

Tebow threw for more yards than Sanchez and Bradford Combined!

Tebow threw less interceptions than Barkley while being ahead of him in combined rushing and passing TDs.

Totally expect to see him 1st on next week's depth chart.

:tebow:

-QG

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Love Tebow's heart, but Barkley looked way ahead of Timmy.

I didn't see the game, how did Barkley look way ahead? Just curious. The highlights show more Tebow than Barkley (mainly because of the scoring drive I assume and the media attention for the polarizing Tebow) so I did not see. Interested to know what made him seem way ahead.

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Glad Barkley looked "good". Maybe someone will give us a 6th for him.

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Love Tebow's heart, but Barkley looked way ahead of Timmy.

correct

He looked ahead of Sanchez to me.

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Sanchez looked awful. His td throw was a terrible throw. High and behind the wr. It was so bad it tricked the defense which is the only reason ironically it worked. Barkley was very solid. Tebow showed improvement in his throwing motion. It looked shorter and quicker. When he got it out quick, he threw accurate darts. His glaring weakness is going through progressions. His footwork looks akaward when trying to step up and throw when his first option wasn't open. The eagles best bet would be dumping sanchez to a qb desperate team and keep the other 3.

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Rotoworld:

Philly Mag: Birds 24/7 predicts Tim Tebow will not make the Eagles' final roster.

Tim McManus hedged somewhat on the prediction by admitting there is still a chance Matt Barkley could be traded prior to the season, but following an impressive showing by Barkley in the preseason opener, it is clear Tebow is behind the eight ball to make the final roster. Unless coach Chip Kelly sees Tebow as a gadget player he can utilize on game days, his roster spot is in serious jeopardy.
Aug 18 - 12:11 PM

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Rotoworld:

Philly Mag: Birds 24/7 predicts Tim Tebow will not make the Eagles' final roster.

Tim McManus hedged somewhat on the prediction by admitting there is still a chance Matt Barkley could be traded prior to the season, but following an impressive showing by Barkley in the preseason opener, it is clear Tebow is behind the eight ball to make the final roster. Unless coach Chip Kelly sees Tebow as a gadget player he can utilize on game days, his roster spot is in serious jeopardy.
Aug 18 - 12:11 PM

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-QG

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Rotoworld:

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports Eagles coach Chip Kelly is "increasingly excited" by Tim Tebow, and that Tebow will make the team if he avoids "major errors."

Per Russini, Kelly has been most impressed by Tebow's running, and believes he could be valuable in short-yardage situations. Russini allows that Tebow's infamously bad throwing has been "not perfect." Becoming more of a Bill Belichick-esque iconoclast every season, Kelly could be crazy enough to keep Tebow around.
Aug 20 - 4:23 PM

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The number of people upset he ran for a TD rather than threw a TD(and whether he got in or not) is ridiculous and shows the hyper-sensitivity with Tebow.

It could not matter any less-it's 6.

The other plays and other reads are way more worth discussing than rehashing one he scored upon

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The number of people upset he ran for a TD rather than threw a TD(and whether he got in or not) is ridiculous and shows the hyper-sensitivity with Tebow.

It could not matter any less-it's 6.

The other plays and other reads are way more worth discussing than rehashing one he scored upon

It's actually better in fantasy scoring systems where a rushing TD is worth more!

Let's start an over/under for number of Tebow Rushing TDs this season: I'll put the mark at 2.5.

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No it just shows that he hasn't learned as a QB. He's still in the same run first mentality. Watching last night its clear he has no confidence in his ability to throw.

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were people thinking he was signed to pay a traditional-style QB? I assumed Kelly signed him for the 2-point conversion and various gadget plays. Tebow not being able to play the traditional QB position in the pros is nothing new.

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I prefer the theory that Chip brought him in to set all the media focus on Tebow and take the heat off Bradford, Murray et al during camp so they can focus on football.

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were people thinking he was signed to pay a traditional-style QB? I assumed Kelly signed him for the 2-point conversion and various gadget plays. Tebow not being able to play the traditional QB position in the pros is nothing new.

You cant be in on 2 point plays when you miss the HOLY CRAP WIDE OPEN RECEIVER HE IS SO OPEN OMG WOW OPEN guy from 3 yards.

He didnt make that throw because he never saw him,

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were people thinking he was signed to pay a traditional-style QB? I assumed Kelly signed him for the 2-point conversion and various gadget plays. Tebow not being able to play the traditional QB position in the pros is nothing new.

You cant be in on 2 point plays when...

sure you can. Tebow's skills set is practically built for the short-yardage, 2-yard stuff

Edited by Buffaloes

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were people thinking he was signed to pay a traditional-style QB? I assumed Kelly signed him for the 2-point conversion and various gadget plays. Tebow not being able to play the traditional QB position in the pros is nothing new.

You cant be in on 2 point plays when...

sure you can. Tebow's skills set is practically built for the short-yardage, 2-yard stuff

WIDE OPEN

THROW IT

His "skill set"? You mean running or bust? The live commentator had enough time to say it twice or more... :lmao:

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like I said, I doubt he was signed to play QB in the traditional sense because people already knew he didn't read defenses and was inaccurate.

by skills set, I mean being able to pick up 2 yards in a fairly efficient manner. The most efficient way would probably be via the read option although Denver ran a number of gimmick plays from similar looks that worked near the GL and in short yardage.

but yeah, Tebow isn't a QB. Like I said, we already knew it. we watched a near entire season of open guys getting missed.

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not sure why you re-posted the play :coffee:

like I said, I doubt he was signed to play QB in the traditional sense because people already knew he didn't read defenses and was inaccurate.

by skills set, I mean being able to pick up 2 yards in a fairly efficient manner. The most efficient way would probably be via the read option although Denver ran a number of gimmick plays from similar looks that worked near the GL and in short yardage.

but yeah, Tebow isn't a QB. Like I said, we already knew it. we watched a near entire season of open guys getting missed.

The most efficient way imaginable would be a defender falling down leaving a player undefended.

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The most efficient way imaginable would be a defender falling down leaving a player undefended.

that's not something that can be relied upon to happen all the time so I doubt it would be part of the hypothetical 2-point package.

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The number of people upset he ran for a TD rather than threw a TD(and whether he got in or not) is ridiculous and shows the hyper-sensitivity with Tebow.

It could not matter any less-it's 6.

The other plays and other reads are way more worth discussing than rehashing one he scored upon

Sorry, but that play is a perfect microcosm of the problem with Tebow. NFL QBs can't put their shoulder down and try to run over two defenders with a WIDE OPEN WR in his field of vision on an easy pass. It (almost) worked out, but it was a terrible decision.

Tebow might belong in the NFL as a #3 QB, but he's clearly #4 in Philly, and is nowhere near good enough to ever see the field as anything more than a gadget option guy at the goal-line

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