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Eagles' Brandon Graham: Tim Tebow will make the team and play a lot

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by Revmitchell, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    All aboard the Tim Tebow bandwagon!


    The veteran quarterback has completely retooled his mechanics this offseason, and the end result has several Philadelphia Eagles coaches and players excited about what they're seeing.

    Earlier this offseason, Eagles running back DeMarco Murray praised Tebow. This praise came after head coach Chip Kelly spoke glowingly about what he has already seen from Tebow during spring practices. Now, we can add Eagles' outside linebacker Brandon Graham to the fan club.

    "Tim Tebow is going to shock a lot of people, because he is going to make the team," Graham said, while speaking to Lauren Beasley on YouTube, per True Jersey, "and I think he will play a lot."

    Tebow was one of the first players Graham mentioned when asked about the new additions to the roster that he is most excited about. Sam Bradford's name did not come up at all.

    Tebow has been training hard this offseason, like he always does, and he will get a chance to show off his improved mechanics during the team's training camp grind.

    http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/...44235725614568&adbpl=fb&adbpr=749212008450275
     
  2. Use of Time

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    I'm not really sure what you expected them to say here. Teammates being supportive is a good thing but Sam Bradford is better in every single facet of the game and it isn't even close. If Tebow is taking a majority of the snaps this season then go ahead and crown Dallas.

    We are talking about an established starting QB in Bradford vs. a guy that has to learn how to throw a football properly in his fifth year in the league. You don't learn to throw a football properly in the NFL. You kind of need to already be there. I can see Tebow getting worked into goal line situations in the wildcat package but he is not going to threaten Bradford in the least for the starting job.
     
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    When has a RB made it as a QB? He is not an NFL QB by any stretch of the imagination. He could be a situational RB...at best. I just don't see him sticking with any team.
     
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    What are all these coaches and players seeing in Tebow now? I think he will make the team, but I had trouble seeing him anything higher than third string, even if he's really worked so hard and has improved his "mechanisms". Bradford will most certainly start, unless his left knee is still wonk and/or he injures it again. Sanchez would take over in that scenario, you'd think.

    The preseason starts in just a couple of weeks, this is Timmy's second (okay, third, fourth) chance so I guess we'll see shortly. I have heard Tebow would be a huge asset with the new two-point conversion thing but then the Eagles don't traditionally even dress their third string QBs.
     
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    Think it will be Bradford the starter. Even though he has had knee problems in the past. That have sidelined him for two seasons.
     
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    Watched the game yesterday.

    Tebow wasn't bad. He was pretty good, but Bradley was better.

    In Kelly's press conference, he said that a lot of Tebow's problems stemmed from an inexperienced O line and that was true. A couple of bad snaps and no protection at all.

    He was sacked a couple of times and pressured a couple of times. I don't remember who his right guard was, but the guy might as well have just held the door open for the Colts to come in and maul him. That and a couple of bad snaps.

    But Kelly reaction was positive and he's the one who's got to make that call.

    I think Tebow will make the team just because of the number of options he provides. He'd be perfect in the Wildcat or as a conversion specialist. When he was in New England, they talked about the possibility of using him as a tight end, so there's always that.

    Merril Reese, the Eagle's play by play announcer, said he hadn't heard an ovation like that for a quarterback in Philadelphia since Jim McMahon.
     
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    Tebow has been released by the Eagles. It's pretty rare for a team to carry three QB's this day in age.
     
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    Hey, Use, nah, this guy got it:

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/1...s-fill-tim-tebow-spot-claiming-stephen-morris

    Chip wants to go with three from all he's said and done. The Eagles traded that Barkley guy to some other team for a draft pick, think it was the Cardinals. As for Tebow, I think he's finally done with the NFL and Chip is telling him to go to the CFL now. The Eagles said they wanted to go with a "developmental QB", which I guess means an adaptable one to groom.
     
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    That speaks volumes about Barkley and Tebow.
     
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