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Tebow signed to Patriots (1 Viewer)

Hairy Snowman

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I understand there is a general Tebow thread but this gives a place to discuss the Patriots move itself and possible implications.Personally I like the move all the way around. For Tebow, obviously being in the NFL again is great. But, in addition to playing with DE Cunningham and LB Spikes in college, he also threw the ball to Hernandez in college. He WILL fit in to that team. The coaching staff in NE calls great offense also. I think if anyone can design an offense to take advantage of his unique skill set, it is Belichek.

Moreover, I see no one saying he should start immediately. He will be given time to develop behind aging Brady and wait a possible turn.

He will get a turn eventually. And, personally, I am looking forward to the day he sticks it the the pundits because it is coming. Not tomorrow. Probably not even this year. But Tebow will hit the field again at QB sometime and then we will all see whether he has what it takes.

But at least he is in a good situation to succeed.EDIT TO ADD: Tebow also provided a great cap number.

 
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I don't think Tebow is an NFL quarterback, but I'd like to see him succeed just to show up that egotist Ryan.

 
Does he even make the 53 man roster? I believe the Patriots only carried 2 QBs last year.

 
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Assuming Brady is retired or has a career ending injury, and Ryan Mallett has been traded away next offseason, and Tebw has bid his time developing, how drastically would NE have to change their offense to accommodate new starting QB Tim Tebow. Is anyone expecting him to develop into a starter capable of running NE's current offense, or are we looking at a completely different offense a la Broncos 2011? I know all teams are flexible to a point, but I don't see him working out in an offense built for Brady, even if they modify it a bit for Tebw's skill set.

 
For the haters,Belichek has always had a very close relationship with Urban Meyer and many players from the Florida Championship teams have found themselves on the Patriots roster because of the similarities between the two coaches playbooks. The transition for Tebow is going to be easier than people realize. Personally, I have no doubt that Tebow will play QB for the Pats at some point. But, ultimately, it will be when Brady is either hurt or retired. Another note: There are reports that NE has been trying to trade Ryan Mallet before he becomes a free agent next year. It would not be un-New England-like to get a draft pick and swap players.

 
For the haters,Belichek has always had a very close relationship with Urban Meyer and many players from the Florida Championship teams have found themselves on the Patriots roster because of the similarities between the two coaches playbooks. The transition for Tebow is going to be easier than people realize. Personally, I have no doubt that Tebow will play QB for the Pats at some point. But, ultimately, it will be when Brady is either hurt or retired. Another note: There are reports that NE has been trying to trade Ryan Mallet before he becomes a free agent next year. It would not be un-New England-like to get a draft pick and swap players.
Someone ought to tell the 35 year old future Hall of Famer that his days are numbered and his very affordable contract through 2017 is worthless because some gimp winged nice guy was signed off the street. And there is obviously no way that Brady will play for the next 5-7 years because he means so little to the franchise that his replacement has been signed and now on the roster......rest easy Patriots fans, your whole game plan is about to change.

 
Personally, I have no doubt that Tebow will play QB for the Pats at some point. But, ultimately, it will be when Brady is either hurt or retired.
Yeah, he'll probably play TE on some gimmick goal line play, and stuff like that. He's the perfect type of player for the non-traditional sorts of plays BB loves to mix in.

I have a hard time imagining him ever playing QB for a Belichick offense.

 
Happy for Tebow and that fan base, hope he finds a spot on the Pats. He would get to work with some great minds and at the least it could set him up for coaching down the road which I could see Tebow doing rather easily at the college level where he would get instant respect of the players.

In the mean time he will learn a ton. Josh still the OC in New England? Should this really be that surprising of a move? Tebow is great for the NFL and the league is a little better with him in it even as a back up or some other position on the Patriots.

Good luck Timothy.

 
Tebow will have to do what Bill tells him to. Or we'll get more posts in the 'is Tebow getting a fair chance' thread

 
Predicted this weeks ago.

I think Hoodie's ego is thriving on the fact that nobody else thinks Tebow has value - and Hoodie is going to put him in spots to shine. I could easily see Hoodie going for 2 every TD behind Tebow.

And I bet we see both Brady and Tebow in the backfield.

And I bet Tebow gets a rushing TD this year - out of the RB/FB spot.

 
Predicted this weeks ago.

I think Hoodie's ego is thriving on the fact that nobody else thinks Tebow has value - and Hoodie is going to put him in spots to shine. I could easily see Hoodie going for 2 every TD behind Tebow.

And I bet we see both Brady and Tebow in the backfield.

And I bet Tebow gets a rushing TD this year - out of the RB/FB spot.
this sounds surprisingly familiar. I'm certain I heard the same thing last year except substitute Rex for "Hoodie"

 
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I dont think we will see much, if any, of Tebow this year. The Patriots have plenty of other people to run the ball. And I don't think he is pushing Brady anywhere as another poster seemed to think I implied. I think Brady will either get hurt or retire of his own accord at some point (just like most true super stars in the NFL).

However, I doubt he will play until his arm falls off. His Super Bowl Championships and his place in history are already cemented in place. He has already won anything there is to win at the NFL level. Multiple times. At some point he will likely leave to have a life. Probably when he perceives the cupboard as bare.

 
For the haters,Belichek has always had a very close relationship with Urban Meyer and many players from the Florida Championship teams have found themselves on the Patriots roster because of the similarities between the two coaches playbooks. The transition for Tebow is going to be easier than people realize. Personally, I have no doubt that Tebow will play QB for the Pats at some point. But, ultimately, it will be when Brady is either hurt or retired. Another note: There are reports that NE has been trying to trade Ryan Mallet before he becomes a free agent next year. It would not be un-New England-like to get a draft pick and swap players.
And I have no doubt that he wont.

If Brady was hit by a bus today, Tebow would still never play QB for the Pats. This is a fact.

Bill is just doing his buddy Urban a favor. He wont make the 53 man roster, and will probably be playing for the Ottawa Rough Riders next year. IF he can make their roster.

 
I dont think we will see much, if any, of Tebow this year. The Patriots have plenty of other people to run the ball. And I don't think he is pushing Brady anywhere as another poster seemed to think I implied. I think Brady will either get hurt or retire of his own accord at some point (just like most true super stars in the NFL).

However, I doubt he will play until his arm falls off. His Super Bowl Championships and his place in history are already cemented in place. He has already won anything there is to win at the NFL level. Multiple times. At some point he will likely leave to have a life. Probably when he perceives the cupboard as bare.
Yes, of course Brady's either going to get hurt or retire at some point. But I don't see it happening anytime soon. He already has an awesome life and is very clear about the fact that he has no interest in retirement.

And don't forget Mallett, who would take over if Brady went down toady.

 
NE has been trying to trade Mallett. Trading their backup QBs to gather draft picks is something the Pats are known for. Just saying. It would not be out of character and the word is that the Pats are shopping.

 
NE has been trying to trade Mallett. Trading their backup QBs to gather draft picks is something the Pats are known for. Just saying. It would not be out of character and the word is that the Pats are shopping.

Link?

And, for the record, if they did trade Mallet, they would eventually get a backup QB for Brady. Because it wont be Tebow.
 
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I have a feeling this only happened because Tebow agreed to play positions other than QB. I bet he is helping on special teams and playing some sort of hybrid TE/FB deal, as well as some gimmicky goal-line packages.

I also bet he will be listed as a QB on the roster all year just to screw with people, even though he'll likely never field a direct snap (or if he does, maybe half a dozen all year).

 
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Bellichek will be addressing the media within the next couple hours. Good stuff. Positive he will come out and state Tebow is a guy competing for a spot on the team at the QB position.

 
NE has been trying to trade Mallett. Trading their backup QBs to gather draft picks is something the Pats are known for. Just saying. It would not be out of character and the word is that the Pats are shopping.
From what I've heard, the Pats are not shopping Mallett. They are just taking calls about him from other teams, which is quite different.

 
Hairy Snowman said:
Bellichek will be addressing the media within the next couple hours. Good stuff. Positive he will come out and state Tebow is a guy competing for a spot on the team at the QB position.
What makes you think Belichick is going to address the media, and more importantly, why would he say he'd be competing for QB?

Look Mr. Snowman. I get it, you're a fan and you want this. I don't want to be too hard on you, but you are reading way more into this than there is.

Sit down and do the math. Tell me why BB would have him on the active roster and who is going to be cut in his place?

It's just not going to happen.

 
Hairy Snowman said:
Bellichek will be addressing the media within the next couple hours. Good stuff. Positive he will come out and state Tebow is a guy competing for a spot on the team at the QB position.
What makes you think Belichick is going to address the media, and more importantly, why would he say he'd be competing for QB?

Look Mr. Snowman. I get it, you're a fan and you want this. I don't want to be too hard on you, but you are reading way more into this than there is.

Sit down and do the math. Tell me why BB would have him on the active roster and who is going to be cut in his place?

It's just not going to happen.
Because he is addressing the media right now. Turn on NFL channel. Too late. Just left the podium. The guy is awesome. He just squashed the reporters.

He also made it clear Tebow will compete in training camp at QB just like every other football player. Called him smart, talented and a hard worker.

 
Hairy Snowman said:
Bellichek will be addressing the media within the next couple hours. Good stuff. Positive he will come out and state Tebow is a guy competing for a spot on the team at the QB position.
What makes you think Belichick is going to address the media, and more importantly, why would he say he'd be competing for QB?

Look Mr. Snowman. I get it, you're a fan and you want this. I don't want to be too hard on you, but you are reading way more into this than there is.

Sit down and do the math. Tell me why BB would have him on the active roster and who is going to be cut in his place?

It's just not going to happen.
Because he is addressing the media right now. Turn on NFL channel. Too late. Just left the podium. The guy is awesome. He just squashed the reporters.

He also made it clear Tebow will compete in training camp at QB just like every other football player. Called him smart, talented and a hard worker.
Just like all the other guys that don't make the 53 man roster.

 
Hairy Snowman said:
Bellichek will be addressing the media within the next couple hours. Good stuff. Positive he will come out and state Tebow is a guy competing for a spot on the team at the QB position.
What makes you think Belichick is going to address the media, and more importantly, why would he say he'd be competing for QB?

Look Mr. Snowman. I get it, you're a fan and you want this. I don't want to be too hard on you, but you are reading way more into this than there is.

Sit down and do the math. Tell me why BB would have him on the active roster and who is going to be cut in his place?

It's just not going to happen.
Because he is addressing the media right now. Turn on NFL channel. Too late. Just left the podium. The guy is awesome. He just squashed the reporters.

He also made it clear Tebow will compete in training camp at QB just like every other football player. Called him smart, talented and a hard worker.
Just like all the other guys that don't make the 53 man roster.
True. He may not make the roster. Even though the contract is for two years, we all know how that works. We will see what happens next. But I am guessing that Tebow will make the 53-man roster. And I wouldn't be surprised if Mallett was traded sometime before the start of the season.

Bellichek answered one question that really stuck with me after the press conference. The question involved essentially whether the distractions caused by Tebow would cause problems. Bellichek played dumb and asked what the reporter meant. The reporter followed up by pointing to the number of media people in the room and said "look at how many people are in this room in the middle of June". Bellichek's response was he hoped there would be even more on gameday Sundays.

I have such a profound respect for Bill Bellichek. I felt in that moment you could see the genius of the man and how he handles both his players and the team's relationship with the media. He welcomes the pressure. He is going to use it. The press conference was planned at the highest levels. IMO It seemed almost staged as a platform to teach the players how to handle the issue of the media and Tim Tebow. I think the Patriots will be fine.

 
Hairy Snowman said:
Bellichek will be addressing the media within the next couple hours. Good stuff. Positive he will come out and state Tebow is a guy competing for a spot on the team at the QB position.
What makes you think Belichick is going to address the media, and more importantly, why would he say he'd be competing for QB?

Look Mr. Snowman. I get it, you're a fan and you want this. I don't want to be too hard on you, but you are reading way more into this than there is.

Sit down and do the math. Tell me why BB would have him on the active roster and who is going to be cut in his place?

It's just not going to happen.
Because he is addressing the media right now. Turn on NFL channel. Too late. Just left the podium. The guy is awesome. He just squashed the reporters.

He also made it clear Tebow will compete in training camp at QB just like every other football player. Called him smart, talented and a hard worker.
Just like all the other guys that don't make the 53 man roster.
True. He may not make the roster. Even though the contract is for two years, we all know how that works. We will see what happens next. But I am guessing that Tebow will make the 53-man roster. And I wouldn't be surprised if Mallett was traded sometime before the start of the season.

Bellichek answered one question that really stuck with me after the press conference. The question involved essentially whether the distractions caused by Tebow would cause problems. Bellichek played dumb and asked what the reporter meant. The reporter followed up by pointing to the number of media people in the room and said "look at how many people are in this room in the middle of June". Bellichek's response was he hoped there would be even more on gameday Sundays.

I have such a profound respect for Bill Bellichek. I felt in that moment you could see the genius of the man and how he handles both his players and the team's relationship with the media. He welcomes the pressure. He is going to use it. The press conference was planned at the highest levels. IMO It seemed almost staged as a platform to teach the players how to handle the issue of the media and Tim Tebow. I think the Patriots will be fine.
Again, you are missing the point.

If theytraded Mallet, they would pick up a back up QB for Brady, because Tebow will not be Brady's backup.

Also, I didn't see the press conference, but I just read this on Rotoworld:

Coach Bill Belichick declined Tuesday to comment on what position Tim Tebow will play.
As expected, Belichick revealed no information and gave no insight into the Tebow signing. "What position? We're going to do what's best for the football team," Belichick said. He cut the press conference off on his own after getting fed up with too many Tebow questions. "Tim's a talented player that's smart and works hard. We'll see how it goes."
 
I would imagine the reason he was brought in was to practice the against the read option as well as McDaniels. Bill likes versatility as well. I would not read to much into the signing being an eventual replacement for Brady.

 
This won't last long ......no guaranteed money and Bellichick already cut his first press conference short because he tired of the Tebow questions... Don't go overboard Hairy, like you are sometimes prone to do.

 
Hairy Snowman said:
Bellichek will be addressing the media within the next couple hours. Good stuff. Positive he will come out and state Tebow is a guy competing for a spot on the team at the QB position.
What makes you think Belichick is going to address the media, and more importantly, why would he say he'd be competing for QB?

Look Mr. Snowman. I get it, you're a fan and you want this. I don't want to be too hard on you, but you are reading way more into this than there is.

Sit down and do the math. Tell me why BB would have him on the active roster and who is going to be cut in his place?

It's just not going to happen.
Because he is addressing the media right now. Turn on NFL channel. Too late. Just left the podium. The guy is awesome. He just squashed the reporters.

He also made it clear Tebow will compete in training camp at QB just like every other football player. Called him smart, talented and a hard worker.
Just like all the other guys that don't make the 53 man roster.
True. He may not make the roster. Even though the contract is for two years, we all know how that works. We will see what happens next. But I am guessing that Tebow will make the 53-man roster. And I wouldn't be surprised if Mallett was traded sometime before the start of the season.

Bellichek answered one question that really stuck with me after the press conference. The question involved essentially whether the distractions caused by Tebow would cause problems. Bellichek played dumb and asked what the reporter meant. The reporter followed up by pointing to the number of media people in the room and said "look at how many people are in this room in the middle of June". Bellichek's response was he hoped there would be even more on gameday Sundays.

I have such a profound respect for Bill Bellichek. I felt in that moment you could see the genius of the man and how he handles both his players and the team's relationship with the media. He welcomes the pressure. He is going to use it. The press conference was planned at the highest levels. IMO It seemed almost staged as a platform to teach the players how to handle the issue of the media and Tim Tebow. I think the Patriots will be fine.
Again, you are missing the point.

If theytraded Mallet, they would pick up a back up QB for Brady, because Tebow will not be Brady's backup.

Also, I didn't see the press conference, but I just read this on Rotoworld:

Coach Bill Belichick declined Tuesday to comment on what position Tim Tebow will play.
As expected, Belichick revealed no information and gave no insight into the Tebow signing. "What position? We're going to do what's best for the football team," Belichick said. He cut the press conference off on his own after getting fed up with too many Tebow questions. "Tim's a talented player that's smart and works hard. We'll see how it goes."
I think it's also possible that you are missing the point.

It's reasonable to think the Pats feel Tebow has some raw skills that they'd like to explore or develop - I don't think anyone has denied Tebow's arm strength or general athleticism. Based on the coaching staff in New England, including past ties to Tebow, it's reasonable to think they have the personnel to develop those skills in a cost effective/timely manner. It's also fairly reasonable to think that, if they see any progress in Tebow, they'll keep him around in some capacity while his qb development continues. If not, they'll get rid of him. With Brady, there is no quarterback controversy anytime soon - maybe Tebow doesn't see the field for a year or two, or more (should they re-sign him). Gosh, Tebow is barely 25.

Perhaps I'm naive, but I'd take "Tim's a talented player that's smart and works hard... We'll see how it goes" at face value. I'm not sure what all the fuss is about, really.

 
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Hairy Snowman said:
Bellichek will be addressing the media within the next couple hours. Good stuff. Positive he will come out and state Tebow is a guy competing for a spot on the team at the QB position.
What makes you think Belichick is going to address the media, and more importantly, why would he say he'd be competing for QB?

Look Mr. Snowman. I get it, you're a fan and you want this. I don't want to be too hard on you, but you are reading way more into this than there is.

Sit down and do the math. Tell me why BB would have him on the active roster and who is going to be cut in his place?

It's just not going to happen.
Because he is addressing the media right now. Turn on NFL channel. Too late. Just left the podium. The guy is awesome. He just squashed the reporters.

He also made it clear Tebow will compete in training camp at QB just like every other football player. Called him smart, talented and a hard worker.
Just like all the other guys that don't make the 53 man roster.
True. He may not make the roster. Even though the contract is for two years, we all know how that works. We will see what happens next. But I am guessing that Tebow will make the 53-man roster. And I wouldn't be surprised if Mallett was traded sometime before the start of the season.

Bellichek answered one question that really stuck with me after the press conference. The question involved essentially whether the distractions caused by Tebow would cause problems. Bellichek played dumb and asked what the reporter meant. The reporter followed up by pointing to the number of media people in the room and said "look at how many people are in this room in the middle of June". Bellichek's response was he hoped there would be even more on gameday Sundays.

I have such a profound respect for Bill Bellichek. I felt in that moment you could see the genius of the man and how he handles both his players and the team's relationship with the media. He welcomes the pressure. He is going to use it. The press conference was planned at the highest levels. IMO It seemed almost staged as a platform to teach the players how to handle the issue of the media and Tim Tebow. I think the Patriots will be fine.
Again, you are missing the point.

If theytraded Mallet, they would pick up a back up QB for Brady, because Tebow will not be Brady's backup.

Also, I didn't see the press conference, but I just read this on Rotoworld:

Coach Bill Belichick declined Tuesday to comment on what position Tim Tebow will play.
As expected, Belichick revealed no information and gave no insight into the Tebow signing. "What position? We're going to do what's best for the football team," Belichick said. He cut the press conference off on his own after getting fed up with too many Tebow questions. "Tim's a talented player that's smart and works hard. We'll see how it goes."
I think it's also possible that you are missing the point.

It's reasonable to think the Pats feel Tebow has some raw skills that they'd like to explore or develop - I don't think anyone has denied Tebow's arm strength or general athleticism. Based on the coaching staff in New England, including past ties to Tebow, it's reasonable to think they have the personnel to develop those skills in a cost effective/timely manner. It's also fairly reasonable to think that, if they see any progress in Tebow, they'll keep him around in some capacity while his qb development continues. If not, they'll get rid of him. With Brady, there is no quarterback controversy anytime soon - maybe Tebow doesn't see the field for a year or two, or more (should they re-sign him). Gosh, Tebow is barely 25.

Perhaps I'm naive, but I'd take "Tim's a talented player that's smart and works hard... We'll see how it goes" at face value. I'm not sure what all the fuss is about, really.
It's also reasonable to think he'll get cut.

 
Hairy Snowman said:
Bellichek will be addressing the media within the next couple hours. Good stuff. Positive he will come out and state Tebow is a guy competing for a spot on the team at the QB position.
What makes you think Belichick is going to address the media, and more importantly, why would he say he'd be competing for QB?

Look Mr. Snowman. I get it, you're a fan and you want this. I don't want to be too hard on you, but you are reading way more into this than there is.

Sit down and do the math. Tell me why BB would have him on the active roster and who is going to be cut in his place?

It's just not going to happen.
Because he is addressing the media right now. Turn on NFL channel. Too late. Just left the podium. The guy is awesome. He just squashed the reporters.

He also made it clear Tebow will compete in training camp at QB just like every other football player. Called him smart, talented and a hard worker.
Just like all the other guys that don't make the 53 man roster.
True. He may not make the roster. Even though the contract is for two years, we all know how that works. We will see what happens next. But I am guessing that Tebow will make the 53-man roster. And I wouldn't be surprised if Mallett was traded sometime before the start of the season.

Bellichek answered one question that really stuck with me after the press conference. The question involved essentially whether the distractions caused by Tebow would cause problems. Bellichek played dumb and asked what the reporter meant. The reporter followed up by pointing to the number of media people in the room and said "look at how many people are in this room in the middle of June". Bellichek's response was he hoped there would be even more on gameday Sundays.

I have such a profound respect for Bill Bellichek. I felt in that moment you could see the genius of the man and how he handles both his players and the team's relationship with the media. He welcomes the pressure. He is going to use it. The press conference was planned at the highest levels. IMO It seemed almost staged as a platform to teach the players how to handle the issue of the media and Tim Tebow. I think the Patriots will be fine.
Again, you are missing the point.

If theytraded Mallet, they would pick up a back up QB for Brady, because Tebow will not be Brady's backup.

Also, I didn't see the press conference, but I just read this on Rotoworld:

Coach Bill Belichick declined Tuesday to comment on what position Tim Tebow will play.
As expected, Belichick revealed no information and gave no insight into the Tebow signing. "What position? We're going to do what's best for the football team," Belichick said. He cut the press conference off on his own after getting fed up with too many Tebow questions. "Tim's a talented player that's smart and works hard. We'll see how it goes."
First, none of us really know what NE truly think of Mallett's skill set. I remember when Cassell was a lock to be a great QB also. The SYSTEM in NE helps QBs. Of all people, you should know the offense is a bunch of interchangeable parts. To address your point:In my opinion, IF the Pats traded Mallett, it would only be BECAUSE they felt Tebow could serve as backup.

And the OC, the guy who drafted Tebow in the 1st round, commented early this morning that Tebow would come in and compete at QB. Wille McGinest then commented that the Patriot coaching staff would probably see if he could fit into other packages during training camp. If he can fit into other packages, then McGinest felt the coaches would figure it out and Tebow could serve multiple emergency backup positions, possibly giving him more value to the team. He talked about Tebow as a football player and how that attitude fits the Patriot way.

 
Hairy Snowman said:
Bellichek will be addressing the media within the next couple hours. Good stuff. Positive he will come out and state Tebow is a guy competing for a spot on the team at the QB position.
What makes you think Belichick is going to address the media, and more importantly, why would he say he'd be competing for QB?

Look Mr. Snowman. I get it, you're a fan and you want this. I don't want to be too hard on you, but you are reading way more into this than there is.

Sit down and do the math. Tell me why BB would have him on the active roster and who is going to be cut in his place?

It's just not going to happen.
Because he is addressing the media right now. Turn on NFL channel. Too late. Just left the podium. The guy is awesome. He just squashed the reporters.

He also made it clear Tebow will compete in training camp at QB just like every other football player. Called him smart, talented and a hard worker.
Just like all the other guys that don't make the 53 man roster.
True. He may not make the roster. Even though the contract is for two years, we all know how that works. We will see what happens next. But I am guessing that Tebow will make the 53-man roster. And I wouldn't be surprised if Mallett was traded sometime before the start of the season.

Bellichek answered one question that really stuck with me after the press conference. The question involved essentially whether the distractions caused by Tebow would cause problems. Bellichek played dumb and asked what the reporter meant. The reporter followed up by pointing to the number of media people in the room and said "look at how many people are in this room in the middle of June". Bellichek's response was he hoped there would be even more on gameday Sundays.

I have such a profound respect for Bill Bellichek. I felt in that moment you could see the genius of the man and how he handles both his players and the team's relationship with the media. He welcomes the pressure. He is going to use it. The press conference was planned at the highest levels. IMO It seemed almost staged as a platform to teach the players how to handle the issue of the media and Tim Tebow. I think the Patriots will be fine.
Again, you are missing the point.

If theytraded Mallet, they would pick up a back up QB for Brady, because Tebow will not be Brady's backup.

Also, I didn't see the press conference, but I just read this on Rotoworld:

Coach Bill Belichick declined Tuesday to comment on what position Tim Tebow will play.
As expected, Belichick revealed no information and gave no insight into the Tebow signing. "What position? We're going to do what's best for the football team," Belichick said. He cut the press conference off on his own after getting fed up with too many Tebow questions. "Tim's a talented player that's smart and works hard. We'll see how it goes."
First, none of us really know what NE truly think of Mallett's skill set. I remember when Cassell was a lock to be a great QB also. The SYSTEM in NE helps QBs. Of all people, you should know the offense is a bunch of interchangeable parts. To address your point:In my opinion, IF the Pats traded Mallett, it would only be BECAUSE they felt Tebow could serve as backup.

And the OC, the guy who drafted Tebow in the 1st round, commented early this morning that Tebow would come in and compete at QB. Wille McGinest then commented that the Patriot coaching staff would probably see if he could fit into other packages during training camp. If he can fit into other packages, then McGinest felt the coaches would figure it out and Tebow could serve multiple emergency backup positions, possibly giving him more value to the team. He talked about Tebow as a football player and how that attitude fits the Patriot way.
That's all well and good, but Tebow will never play QB for the Pats. And you need to come to terms with that.

 
Hairy Snowman said:
Here are a couple of links to some chatter regarding a Mallett trade to Cleveland. Apparently NE was asking for a 2nd round pick and Cleveland was offering a 6th. But the point is that there were talks period.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-path-to-the-draft/0ap2000000163147/Mallett-to-Browns

http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf/2013/04/cleveland_browns_should_pass_o.html
Hairy Snowman said:
Here are a couple of links to some chatter regarding a Mallett trade to Cleveland. Apparently NE was asking for a 2nd round pick and Cleveland was offering a 6th. But the point is that there were talks period.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-path-to-the-draft/0ap2000000163147/Mallett-to-Browns

http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf/2013/04/cleveland_browns_should_pass_o.html
That one is DOA.

Mallett is a FA next year.

The Pats had no takers this year so its doubtful they would get anything close to a 2nd round pick with Mallett heading into FA next year.

The best part about Tebow heading to Bill Belichick's New England Patriots is that Tim will be held to the tight media controls that Belichick has in place so the circus that follows him around will only have luke-warm coach-speak type sound bites to fawn over.

Probably the absolute best place for him to land in the NFL because he's been relegate to media Siberia so the only place he's likely to show up is on the side of a millk carton with the words missing next to him. :missing:

 
The SYSTEM in NE helps QBs. Of all people, you should know the offense is a bunch of interchangeable parts.
When I think of the Pats system, I think of Brady staying in the pocket, reading the defense, executing quick and accuate passes at an extremely high tempo. Then I think of Tebow in Denver holding the ball until the protection is on the verge of collapse before he breaks from the pocket to run or occasionally pass. So I don't know how Tebow really fits into the current system.

 
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This reeks to me of Belichick/McDaniels just doing Tebow/Meyer a favor and giving him a chance to stay in the nfl and develop a bit behind Brady before moving on to another team. I think it's pretty cool of them to do. I don't think he sees more than 3-5 snaps all year though at QB.

 
zilladog- I was thinking similarly when I heard the news. Though I am hoping he gets a little (successful) work, just to show up Woody and Rex.

 
The SYSTEM in NE helps QBs. Of all people, you should know the offense is a bunch of interchangeable parts.
When I think of the Pats system, I think of Brady staying in the pocket, reading the defense, executing quick and accuate passes at an extremely high tempo. Then I think of Tebow in Denver holding the ball until the protection is on the verge of collapse before he breaks from the pocket to run or occasionally pass. So I don't know how Tebow really fits into the current system.
When I think of the Patriots system, I think of it conceptually as how it was when it was first being installed and when Brady had not yet mastered it. I think of fundamental plays strung together to make first downs. Quick, short passes and quick hit runs.

If you add 4 or 5 read option plays, it doesn't change that offensive concept.

 

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