|If Tebow still hasn't learned how to throw, I don't see it happening.|
And while preseason stats have no effect on his career numbers, Tebow's performance in New England's exhibition opener last night was far from inspiring. He went 4-12 running a dumbed down offense against mostly backup defensive players. Here's what the Boston Globe's Ben Volin had to say:
"Whereas [Tom] Brady and [Ryan] Mallett go through their progressions and have four or five receivers at their disposal, the Patriots kept it basic with Tebow. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels called 15 pass plays for Tebow in his 32 snaps, but they were almost exclusively of the low-risk variety — screen passes and play-action rollouts, in which Tebow was given just one read, and if the receiver wasn’t open he could scramble and make something happen."And here's my observation from during the game:
I forgot that Tebow's throwing motion takes about 45 seconds... Oh wait, no I didn't
— Mark Vandeusen (@LucidSportsFan) August 10, 2013
In all 8 quarterbacks played in yesterday's contest (5 for the Eagles, 3 for the Patriots), with none besides Tebow connecting on less than half of his attempts. In fact, the other 7 pass throwers combined to go 45-74, for 61%.