The latest on that Tebow guy

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Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was expected to wrap up a two-day visit with the New England Patriots on Wednesday. This past weekend, Tebow was in Buffalo, where he had a chance to have dinner with former Bills’ All-Pro quarterback Jim Kelly and meet with the Bills’ staff.

Tebow is really getting around these days.

He’s supposed to be in Cleveland and Washington next week. Tebow had a private workout with the Redskins in Gainesville two weeks ago, so Washington obviously has a serious interest.

Speaking of Tebow, this is what former UF wide receiver Andre Caldwell has to say about him on the Cincinnati Bengals’ official Web site: “He needs time. He needs to sit behind one of those good quarterbacks for about three years because I know he’s going to put in the work and the effort to be a great quarterback. He’s going to learn. I don’t think he’s going to be an elite passer ever. But he’s aplaymaker . He’ll get the ball there. He probably can’t make the prettiest looking passes. But he’s going to use what he has to his advantage – running, scrambling, making passes. He’s got a strong arm and I think he can make the throws, but they may not be the prettiest.”

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  1. I think Andre’s comments are on the money right now. Tim doesn’t have the “prettiest” execution in the league right now, but certainly the bravest. Like Pete Rose in baseball; Tim will will himself to greatness. He’ll be the NFL’s consumate “Charlie Hustle”.

  2. Montanagator:

    I love the Gators as much as anyone, but you are the kind of homer that makes a program look bad. Caldwell didn’t say anything bad about Tebow. He just gave his opinion, which happens to be pretty much the same opinion that anyone who knows anything about football has regarding Tebow. I would expect more out of Gator fan, than your mean spirited comments about a guy that busted his butt (and his femur) for Florida Football.

  3. Oh, calm down Montanagator. It’s the truth. sometimes we get to geeked up over our players and I too fall victim to it. Truth of the matter is that we can all be a little byass to our own players. Andre was just giving an honest assesment. His loyalty to the Gator Nation should not be in question, especially after all his contributions. Remember the broken Phibula? Tebow will be fine in time. He may be another Tom Brady or something. We all wish him well and God Bless him.

  4. So, what’s the most important criteria for being a great receiver? Great speed? Great hands? Is it route-running? Is it intelligence? Is it the ability to catch a pass that hits you in the hands, even if it isn’t pretty? My guess is that throwing the “prettiest” passes doesn’t win the games. My guess is that great speed does not make you the best recevier. My guess is that weighing 330 pounds does not make you the best nose guard. It’s the ability to lead and the will to prepare to win. I’ve never seen anyone better than Tim Tebow on what really counts in football and in life. Here’s the other thing, he’ll make everyone around him that much better. If every guy on that team is 10% better, what does that do for the team? Right, they win. Prediction: Tim to New England in 2nd round. Starting QB for the Patriots in 2012. Super Bowl Champs and Superbowl MVP in Janaury 2014.

  5. Keep in mind that these NFL evaluators are the same guys that pegged Ryan Leif, Tim Couch, Akili Smith, Joey Harrington, David Carr, Jamarcus Russell and countless others as “sure fire franchise QB’s. Meanwhile, these same guys pegged Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Rich Gannon as late rounders, and missed Kurt Warner and Tony Romo altogether. At the end of the day, “expert” opinions won’t amount to diddly squat; Tebow will succeed or fail by how he performs in games when the chance comes. Old saying to remember; “if it is to be, it’s up to me”. My bet is that Tebow succeeds.