Tebow is a football player. My opinion there is no way he will play qb in the league. Mechanics are an issue, but after watching cutups from 08 & 08 I see bigger problems. He will be an H-back/TE if he can transition to that. Anyway, if you guys arent memmbers of coachhuey.com you really need to jump on that train. There is always great information about a variety of topics there. A post was put on there about Tim's mechanics and the QB guru Darin Slack responded with this, and it has more to do with the entire process more than making mechanical adjustments :
"This isn't the response I wrote, but I am going to wait on that...
Fundamentally, this is a circular argument, because there is so much that can be talked about - because a QB has to do so much in his position.
If you get the mechanics right, you not only get a better player, you get all the rest of it as well. Why? Like simple life, you meet my needs as a person, I will listen to you and do what you ask.
When you help a young man solve a major mechanics problem in his heart, his understanding of how to play the position, et al, goes up. In the end, you have a kid who plays with more confidence.
Getting by on bad mechanics isn't something to use as a justification, for not teaching them - and you AREN'T suggesting that MP - you said - "who doesn't need work?"
I am saying that those who diminish mechanics as less important might be missing a SERIOUS OPPRTUNITY, AND NEED inside a kid to understand, and when you skip that, you leave that kid to his own conclusions about it - and get Tim Tebow.
In the absence of a compelling argument, or reason, for doing something that a kid sees as valuable most kids just do what they think is best. I totally get your attitude toward mechanics, because the BS that has been passed off as "good mechanics" would make me say the same thing.
heck with it, most coaches just want a kid that can throw the ball when and where they want it - they just have to find one that can already throw, and voila, problem solved."
post 2 :
"Here is my take on Tebow and what I have done and thought about this…
I have it on good authority that Scott Loeffler, a good coach from all I have heard, made his best effort to get Tim to change his windup in the Spring, but whenever Tim returned to the pocket under pressure he just reverted.
I am not sure what Loeffler told him, or how much "buy in" he got from Tim.
Must not have stuck with Tim in the case here, because Tim got WORSE – and it makes me VERY ANGRY. Why? BECAUSE THAT AMOUNT OF TALENT SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE SUBJECTED TO THE ABUSE HE IS ABOUT TO FACE IN HIS NFL DRAFT PREPARATION. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY!
Truth is, Loeffler had a “no arm change” collar put on him by Urban in the media, not sure how strong it was behind the scenes – other than Urban’s comments of – “Just don’t mess with Tim’s motion.”
Here is the problem, Tim has had two "Interventions" in his mechanics. One with Mullen and the Bio-mechanics lab as a sophomore, and one with Loeffler, and both were largely unsuccessful. Honestly, the reason they were, was simply because that while both of these guys are phenomenal coaches in their own right, they seem to be missing some key ingredients in the "changing" of motions...I apologize if that sounds arrogant, I am just answering the question.
So, does that make Scott a bad coach, HECK NO, He is a GREAT COACH, but that isn’t the issue here. We are talking about something he had no REAL permission to mess with – Tim’s motion. What he did, apparently didn’t work.
These guys have so much God-given talent, and they can do so many things well, but struggle in some key area of their mechanics, and they experience SO MUCH heavy abuse that could be avoided. I am not sure I would do as well as Tim has with it...
Thanks for your patience, have a great day in football."
There is more there from Slack and the responses by others will open your eyes also.