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Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:13 PM

What are the Patriots going to do with Tim Tebow?

My first inclination is they'll waive the bastard before the regular season starts. Especially if Tebow's fans start demanding he be made starting quarterback.

Other than that...tight end?

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Reply What are the Patriots going to do with Tim Tebow? (Original post)
jmowreader Jun 2013 OP
pinboy3niner Jun 2013 #1
caraher Jun 2013 #2
jmowreader Jun 2013 #8
KamaAina Jun 2013 #3
pinboy3niner Jun 2013 #4
OriginalGeek Jun 2013 #5
Chan790 Jun 2013 #6
NightWatcher Jun 2013 #7
Initech Jun 2013 #9
egduj Jun 2013 #10
jmowreader Jun 2013 #13
egduj Jun 2013 #14
Lady Freedom Returns Jun 2013 #11
olddots Jun 2013 #12
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #15
pipi_k Jun 2013 #16

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:15 PM

1. Pray

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:21 PM

2. He has the body for tight end

Too bad he can neither block nor catch the football. (Edited to add evidence courtesy trumad's post in Sports)

Maybe he can hold for field goals and extra points. Otherwise you're probably right - the Patriots usually keep just 2 QBs and Tebow is #3.



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Response to caraher (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:45 PM

8. Which leads to the obvious question...

Can Tim Tebow play football at all?

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:21 PM

3. One intriguing possibility: Two-point conversion offense

http://www.democraticunderground.com/120431617

That's just the kind of thing Belichick might do, like going for it on fourth and short.

And then there's this:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/patriots-sign-new-long-snapper,32773/

Patriots Sign New Long Snapper

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:29 PM

4. Pray

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:32 PM

5. Well we know he won't be brought in to throw Hail Marys

because that's Catholic and Catholic is the devil!*











*(To fundamentalists)

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:33 PM

6. Brady to Tebow to Brady to Tebow...

flea-flicker 22 yd. pass completion to Brady running a circle route.

Even if it's not the best play of the season...it'll be the most memorable.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:45 PM

7. He'll keep the bench from flying away

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Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:54 PM

9. He'll make a great bench warmer.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 01:40 AM

10. To help the Patriotis' defense practice against the read-option.

Most NFL teams use a wide receiver as the opposing quarterback to practice against this relatively new offensive scheme. But since Tebow is a (somewhat) real QB, and is adept at the read-option, he will provide value to the team as a good practice QB.

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Response to egduj (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 01:53 AM

13. Possible, but will Tebow's ego allow him to serve as a practice QB?

And will Tebow's rabid fans allow the Patriots to keep him on the practice squad?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 09:13 AM

14. I'm sure he'll be on the main squad as the third QB.

And the Pats have a solid enough fan base that they don't need to worry about appeasing Tebow fans.

But this is how, in my opinion, he'd bring value to the team. To help the Pats defense practice against a legitimate read-option QB to be a step ahead for the new generation of QBs coming into the system - the RG3, Kaepernick, Russel Wilsons, etc.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 01:47 AM

11. Well, they could use a back up in...

the refreshment stand!

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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 01:49 AM

12. loose

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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 09:59 AM

16. I think they might

make assessments during training camp to see where he would best be utilized, even if it's not the QB position.

Short yardage ball carrier maybe?

Blocking?

I was going to say that I can't believe his rabid fans would demand he be the starting QB ahead of Brady, but I forget how irrational rabid fans can be.



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