Thoughts on this little betty??
Joe Montana and Boomer Esiason weigh in...
Joe Montana's take
The Hall of Fame quarterback and three-time Super Bowl MVP weighed in on that topic on the Dan Patrick Show today, and said "I wouldn't change it," because:
"If you look at what he did in college, he played in one of the toughest divisions there was . . . He had success throwing the ball. He got it away in time. I don't remember a lot of balls knocked down at the line of scrimmage . . .
"If you change the thing that really made the guy you take away from his ability to play the game, because now he's thinking about his delivery as opposed to playing the game and throwing the ball on time, and that's what it's all about.
"If you can throw it accurately and on time, I don't care what your delivery looks like. Don't change his delivery. Get his feet right, because he's never taken a snap from under center. Let's work on that part and see how the rest goes."
Montana also reminded listeners that he wasn't an instant sensation, and that in his first game he had two interceptions returned for touchdowns, including one where he was run over at the 1-yard line.
Now Boomer/Hoge/Etc's take...
Via USA Today:
"[Tebow] can't play. He can't throw," Esiason said at a CBS press event in New York on Tuesday. "I'm not here to insult him. [This is always the telltale sign that insults are imminent. -- CC] The reality is he was a great college football player, maybe the greatest college football player of his time. But he's not an NFL quarterback right now. Just because he's God-fearing, and a great person off the field, and was a winner with the team that had the best athletes in college football, doesn't mean his game is going to translate to the NFL." [...]
"What (former Broncos coach) Josh McDaniels saw in him God only knows. Maybe God does know — because the rest of us don't," Esiason said.
Thoughts or no thoughts welcome...