Controversial New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow finished a five day workout session with throwing guru Tom House yesterday on the campus of the University of Southern California at gated-off Howard Jones Field.
House, who played for three Major League Baseball franchises from 1971 to 1978 and currently works as a pitching coach at his USC alma mater, gained fame and massive credibility by helping improve the mechanics of star quarterbacks Tom Brady, Alex Smith, Carson Palmer and Drew Brees.
“I think (Tebow is) getting better, but the proof is in the pudding,” said House, 65, a southpaw who analyzes motions to a thousand frames per second to pinpoint even the smallest flaws. “Being out here at USC is different than being with the New York Jets.”
Gang Green acquired Tebow and a seventh-round pick from the Denver Broncos for a fourth and sixth-round selection in this April’s draft.
The 24-year-old Tebow, Denver’s selection out of the University of Florida with the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, became expendable in the spring when former Indianapolis Colts icon Peyton Manning signed a five-year contract worth $96 million to perform in “The Mile-High City.”
Dismissing the fact Tebow throws like a glorified version of Corky Thatcher, the winner of the 2007 Heisman Trophy led Denver to a 7-4 record under center and propelled the team to a stunning 29-23 victory in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs.
Tebow, also a lefty who completed a paltry 46.5 percent of his 271 pass attempts in 2011, is a polarizing presence whose overwhelming godliness, and lack of conventional abilities, has chapped the ass of fans nationwide.
Provided incumbent signal-caller Mark Sanchez doesn’t utterly bomb this autumn in Gotham, expect Tebow to scarcely take position under center and instead be utilized in the wildcat formation installed by new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.
However, Tebow is a determined and diligent man and its evident his primary goal is to regain the title of starting quarterback in the NFL.
No matter what ultimately becomes of Tim Tebow, the proven achiever has the heart of someone destined for greatness on the gridiron.by