Well, there ya go, the hand-writing in not only on the wall but on the AP billboard with the above article title..paybacks are hell. One thing I can say for sure, if Fox and company force feed Tebow in the pocket without featuring the old Elway staples and he ends up getting benched my Sundays will be spent watching NASCAR or scratching my behind.
If there is one “greatest” frustration for this MHR member it is the sense that the idea of player development is missing or lacking with a significant percentage of the membership. Way too many seem zoned in on instant gratification and a “throw the bums out” if they don’t produce immediately, Ayers being a good case in point. What I’m afraid of with Tebow is how the current staff views player development for the position of QB. I sincerely hope Fox does not try to force feed the pocket/under center mind set at the expense of Tebow’s current strengths. If Fox wants ANY success this year he needs to design roll out plays to fit Tebow’s present skills set and style. Great, make more of a pocket passer out of him over time but play to where his skills are now not where they wished they were.
Elway’s statistics the first year were a bit of a surprise as my memory doesn’t want to remember how rough he was in fitting the typical NFL QB profile then. The fact is Elway broke the mold and until they, being his early coaches and Reeves in particular, game planned to fit his present skills set did not taste real success. By the end of his career Elway was far more of the typical NFL QB model and yet he still managed a “helicopter” ride or two keep the defenses honest. IF…IF…we develop Tebow from this perspective we could have something special. If we don’t…well my bet is someone else will and he will come back to haunt us in the form of another team’s QB..god forbid the Raiders.