- Mar 13, 2009
This ain't Gainesville anymore. There is no way a collegiate/spread offense would ever work in the NFL. Defensive linemen are too athletic, linebackers are too physical, and you would be creating an offense that has zero ability to come back from a deficit.ImmaculateKadence said:If Tebow had a coach that isn't a total moron and worked the offense around his skill set (like McDaniels was planning), an offensive line that doesn't totally suck, and a deep threat, he would be deadly in the NFL. That's an offense nearly impossible to defend. The problem is John Fox puts him under center behind the leagues worst line with a below average running back and no deep threat. What is expected to happen? Defenses can load up the line and wreak havoc. Right now Tebow is in a no win situation, but he still improves! Criticism of him should stop.....and that's coming from a lifelong Florida State fan!
The spread is based solely on deception and skill athletes; and in the NFL, defensive athleticism (that cannot be replicated in the NCAA) overcomes the spread any day. If it didn't it would have already been implemented in the NFL.
And to all the people saying that Tebow has some indomitable will to win at all costs, I highly doubt that his desire is far and beyond greater than anyone elses in the NFL. Just because Joe Flacco exhudes a calm demeanor, or Marvin Harrison always handed a touchdown catch to a referee instead of gallivanting in the endzone does not mean they do not have a passion for winning.
Sometimes its better to lead by example, and I highly doubt that Tebow's passionate exercises in the locker-room are more persuasive than a lead-by-example style of a Roethlisberger or a Brees.