Tony Dungy Airs Possibly the Weakest Defense of Tim Tebow Ever

tony dungy presserEven the most ardent ↵Tim Tebow supporters (I’ll have to check with Shanoff) concede that Tebow won’t ↵succeed as a quarterback in the NFL, mainly because he relies on things like ↵jump passes and head-on shots at defensive linemen, actions that would, in short ↵order, make him the somber topic of discussion about the barbarity of football injuries ↵on Capitol Hill.
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↵But there’s room for ↵dissenting opinion, especially if it comes from one of the more respected NFL head ↵coaches of this decade. Though it would be nice if the arguments they laid out ↵made a lick of sense. ↵
↵⇥"As a coach, I ↵⇥always like winners," [Tony] Dungy said [during an appearance on the Dan ↵⇥Patrick Show]. "Tim Tebow doesn't have the classic throwing motion, he ↵⇥doesn't have the accuracy, maybe, right now that some people are looking for, ↵⇥but I think when he gets into a pro system that really stresses throwing the ↵⇥ball accurately, the big thing is he makes the people around him better. And ↵⇥he's won. ... I think he's going to be a great player in the NFL." ↵
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↵Fascinating. Sooooo...from ↵this we can gather: ↵

↵1. Tim Tebow doesn’t ↵have an optimal throwing motion (but hey, neither did Vince Young, who was also ↵a winner in college, and he turned out, uh, nevermind). ↵
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↵2. Tim Tebow lacks the ↵accuracy necessary to run an NFL offense predicated on accuracy from the ↵quarterback. ↵
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↵3. Somehow these deficiencies ↵will work in concert to make everyone around him better. ↵
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↵Perhaps if Dungy had ↵made the case that a team could tailor an offense to emphasize Tebow’s ↵strengths as a QB, then that would be different. But he seems to want to argue ↵that by sticking Tebow into a conventional NFL offense, one that does not fit ↵his skill set, everything will magically be improved. Am I neglecting the power ↵of Jeebus in this equation?↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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