Denver Broncos Offensive Line Having a Hard Time With the Arm-Crossing Pattern

December 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So, we have officially begun the era (circus?) that is Tim Tebow.
His athleticism led him to have a good showing against the Oakland Raiders, in terms of running the ball, but his pedestrian completion percentage (50 percent) will...not...do.
But, is it all his fault?
He showed more of an arm than some expected. No, not that Jeff Blake style, "Ephus pitch" of a touchdown throw to Brandon Lloyd in the back corner of the end-zone. No, I am talking of a finely zipped deep out to Lloyd along the left sideline. I am talking about a deep toss on a center crossing route to Jabar Gaffney. I am even talking about the laser-beam pass to reserve running back Lance Ball in the end-zone. OK, so Ball dropped it...but there was pepper on that ball!
All of that aside, the real problems with the first foray into NFL starting quarterback for Tebow had little to do with his arm strength and more to do with his arm itself. He is a left-handed quarterback. This is where a solid young li...

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