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Hypothetical Tebow Talk

The Bleacher Report has a hypothetical plan of action if the Redskins acquire Tim Tebow. The full story can be read here, but this is the important bit of it:

This is what the ‘Skins do when they take Tebow: we start Jason Campbell for one year, training Tebow intensively that whole season, teaching him with world class trainers how to throw in pocket without his questionable release. During this future season, we use Tebow repeatedly in a wild cat that would show immense promise and progress Tebow’s NFL debut.

The following season, we determine who we want starting. If Campbell has made the rise expected in him, no punishment and we start him. If Campbell continues to struggle under pressure, though, you look at our bench and you find one of the best college quarterbacks of all time, who has just deemed a whole season working with the team, and improving his NFL game.

Furthermore, in future references, if we decide on keeping just one, both should make fantastic trading bait to improving teams in need of a decent starter, or a really good reserve.


My take: with the signing of Rex Grossman and the hopeful drafting of a stud OT, the Redskins do not need to focus as heavily on the QB position. There is also no guarantee that Washington is interested in heavily utilizing a “Wildcat” scheme in the near future. Focusing on “Big plays” in no way refers to gimmicks in a West Coast offense.  In fact the most recent iterations of gimmicky plays run under Jim Zorn have left me so jaded about trying to get away from a smash mouth style run /play-action and slant/sluggo based offense that I would have to think “Big play” refers more to finding tried and true ways of getting the ball down field using simple scheme deceptions.  At some point, you have to stop the meandering and go with what works consistently. Returning to a run / counter / playaction scheme with Portis and Johnson in the backfield with Malcolm Kelly getting deep down field should perk everyone’s ears up.

Honestly — how often does something desperate like this work?

[pro-player width=’467′ height=’353′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMdIHuzJRbw[/pro-player]

Your take: Let us know in the comments — do you see Tebow championing a Wildcat scheme for the Redskins for years to come?


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2 Responses to “Hypothetical Tebow Talk”

  1. Brian says:

    Didn’t I just say this in the last post and you said I was wrong?

  2. it mirrors the conversation we had in the comments, yes.

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