Am I the only one who wonders what the heck Florida coaches are doing with Tim Tebow?
First there was all this talk about Joe Haden playing quarterback. Then, at Media Day, Urban Meyer talked about how Johnny Brantley will play significant snaps this season.
Uh, did I miss something or did Tebow lose something over the summer? We are talking about a guy who may be the best to ever play the game. Sitting Tebow makes no sense.
Or does it?
My take on the whole Haden thing is that Meyer wants it in the heads of opposing defenses. It’s kind of like the whole Michael Vick thing. Even if he never plays a down, opposing defensive coordinators will waste valuable time scheming for the Wildcat formation. Ditto Haden. I’m sure Meyer would love for Monte Kiffin to spend practice time trying to figure out what to do if Haden goes in at quarterback.
I’ve already bet our beat guy Robbie Andreu that Haden doesn’t take a snap at quarterback.
With Brantley, I think it’s more about getting him ready for next season than it is getting him important minutes this season. I just can’t see it 3-0 Florida in The Swamp, late first quarter and you bench Tebow for Brantley because you scripted him to go in on the third series.
We’ll see how this all plays out but summer tends to be when coaches get really creative. When it’s crunch time in September, not so much. You go back to what works and nothing works like Tebow in the shotgun.