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Old April 29 2013, 05:23 PM   #196
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He shouldn't even expect a phone call until he considers himself a hybrid FB/TE. The QB thing is not happening Timmy. If you accept that, then it is possible you can still salvage your career somewhat.
He hasn't shown that he can catch passes/run routes. I'm not saying he can't, just saying he hasn't shown it.
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Old April 29 2013, 05:30 PM   #197
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God I hate being a Cowboys fan sometimes. A TE! You have got to be kidding me. We just drafted Hanna from Oklahoma last year. Hell if they wanted a TE so bad why didn't they just sit on 18 last night and take Eifert. I'm sure our mediocre center would have still been on the boards today. Have fun getting your ass handed to you next year Romo. You are going to take another beating all year.

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Yahoo Sports gave their draft an "F".

Yikes.
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Old April 29 2013, 06:06 PM   #198
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God I hate being a Cowboys fan sometimes. A TE! You have got to be kidding me. We just drafted Hanna from Oklahoma last year. Hell if they wanted a TE so bad why didn't they just sit on 18 last night and take Eifert. I'm sure our mediocre center would have still been on the boards today. Have fun getting your ass handed to you next year Romo. You are going to take another beating all year.

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Yahoo Sports gave their draft an "F".

Yikes.
I think thats a bit much because they were able to address their concerns in later rounds. I think they got a steal on the WR from Baylor and a decent RB in Randle from OK St. Its just that those 1st and 2nd round picks would probably have still been on the board in later rounds. The 2nd round pick in Escobar is the one that just doesn't make any sense to me.
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Old April 29 2013, 09:57 PM   #199
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SI.com gave the Cowboys' draft a C+. It's just a matter of which pompous, overrated opinions you wanna listen to.

Only time will tell.
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Overall a pretty darn good haul for the 'Niners. I'm not familiar with a few of these guys but they seem to be well rated by folks who are. Only thing I'm feeling iffy about going into this next season is the QB situation, as I wouldn't put it past Kaepernick to get himself hurt trying to top his performance last season.
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Old April 29 2013, 11:14 PM   #201
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There's no way to know how a draft turns out until the players actually get to play. Look how many people ripped Seattle's first three picks last year -- Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson. Look how late Tom Brady was drafted. John Randle and Warren Moon went undrafted.

Of course, Mel Kiper claims he's grading the process and not the players to justify all his misses, but how can he even grade the process when he's not in any of the war rooms?
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Old April 30 2013, 12:35 AM   #202
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Tebow has finally been released by the Jets.

Anyone think Trestman could find a use for the guy? (hides from Timby)


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Old April 30 2013, 01:56 AM   #203
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^

But seriously, only a few NFL teams could possibly make use of Tebow in some kind of special formation, I really think some team will take a shot if it doesn't cost too much.
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Old April 30 2013, 02:30 AM   #204
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But seriously, only a few NFL teams could possibly make use of Tebow in some kind of special formation, I really think some team will take a shot if it doesn't cost too much.
At this point we're probably talking the NFL minimum... but what's the value in someone that specialized who can only run a special formation a couple times a game? He's not the long snapper, he's not the running back who can line up in wildcat, he's not the wide receiver who's a threat to pass or the quarterback who's a threat to catch.

But the biggest drawback would be the fanfare of people who want Tebow to play for strictly non-football reasons.
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Old April 30 2013, 02:46 AM   #205
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League minimum might be stretching it a bit, but Tebow is definitely in a precarious position. Granted, he's only been in the league for a few years, but he's essentially Michael Vick 2.0, in that he's a gimmick quarterback who just can't adapt to the professional game. He can run really, really quickly, and he's got a semi-decent arm, but his skill set is incredibly raw. There's nothing refined about him in the slightest.

He could be a hell of a gunner on special teams, given that he's strong as an ox, but beyond that ... yeah, there isn't much there.
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And the Jets confirmed today that teams were interested in finding out if he would be willing to covert to TE but Tebow still thinks he has something to offer as a QB. Suit yourself Timmy.
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Tebow has finally been released by the Jets.

Anyone think Trestman could find a use for the guy? (hides from Timby)


Dude, that is classic.



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Old April 30 2013, 06:03 AM   #208
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And the Jets confirmed today that teams were interested in finding out if he would be willing to covert to TE but Tebow still thinks he has something to offer as a QB. Suit yourself Timmy.
Seneca Wallace cost himself a lot of playing time in the league by insisting he was a QB instead of switching to WR.
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League minimum might be stretching it a bit, but Tebow is definitely in a precarious position. Granted, he's only been in the league for a few years, but he's essentially Michael Vick 2.0, in that he's a gimmick quarterback who just can't adapt to the professional game. He can run really, really quickly, and he's got a semi-decent arm, but his skill set is incredibly raw. There's nothing refined about him in the slightest.

He could be a hell of a gunner on special teams, given that he's strong as an ox, but beyond that ... yeah, there isn't much there.
A year or two as a backup with a good coaching staff willing to put some serious time into chipping away the rough could do wonders for him. Not sure where that could be though. There are a few teams that don't have much to lose if they can pick him up on a budget. Jacksonville doesn't exactly suit the "good coaching staff" pre-req for helping him rise to his potential, but they couldn't do much worse with him around.
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Old May 1 2013, 07:16 PM   #210
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A year or two as a backup with a good coaching staff willing to put some serious time into chipping away the rough could do wonders for him.
He would have had that in Denver, but they chose to jettison him instead of keeping him on as Peyton's backup. If anyone could train Tebow, it'd be Peyton. But the front office didn't see it that way; they're the ones who see him in practice every day, we just see the games. One can only assume that they had more faith in rookies than they did in Tebow.

Either that, or Denver cut him due to the pressure of the fans wanting to see Tebow, and didn't want that distraction for Peyton. Likewise with the Jets and Sanchez (although, Sanchez is probably on his way out now, too).
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