Originally Posted by medford
I heard an argument, from I believe Tim Hassleback, on ESPN radio the other day. He asked which would you rather have as your backup, the current backup for last season's NFL playoff teams, or Tebow. At first blush, you'd think the current backup, but once he started running down the list of backups, Tebow doesn't seem so far out of the picture as a backup QB. He may not win you a season, but he may just win you a crucial game in the 4th quarter if your starter gets hurt.
I heard that too as he completely blew away Colin Cowherd. It was as decisive a verbal beating as any I've heard on the radio in a long, long time. Colin kept saying that he'd rather have Matt Flynn as a backuo but when presented with the reality that his 'Hawks traded Flynn and are now left with Quinn, Cowherd became a bumbling idiot frantically looking for the commercial break button.
Tim Hasselbeck did a very good job of illustrating the fact that Tebow should be compared to NFL backups, not starters. Truth be told, he is better than about half the backups but then the question is can your team adopt to his style on a dime? Ironically, I think a team like the Seahawks can because they already roll the pocket around and run a version of the read option but I don't think our Bengals are a good fit. If your O-line is trained to create a pocket and protect it at all costs, I don't think they can change in the middle of the 3rd qtr if your QB goes down