Posted by MikeT23 on 9/10/2013 12:05:00 PM (view original):
The sacks, I believe, comes mostly from his realization that he can't throw in tight windows. Rather than fling one in there, he waits or tries to run.
And there are a lot of QBs on NFL rosters that he could do better than for a short period. If you can't throw accurately, you're not a long-term solution. But I'd rather have Tebow come in for 2 1/2 quarters than at least half of the back-up QBs. Then, if it was a long-term injury to my starter, I could address it over the next week or two.
I don't really know that I believe Tebow has that little faith in his arm. I don't have enough evidence to be convinced that his low INT totals aren't almost entirely a product of how little he's been asked to throw. And you don't have to hit a tight window to throw it away rather than take a sack. He's used to being faster than most LBs and DLs and he's never adjusted to that fact.
That being said, I don't necessarily disagree with that second paragraph. I think I said this in a prior conversation - I think because he's such an obviously poor passer, the Broncos used him better than most teams use their backups. They basically said "we're not going to throw anymore than we absolutely have to." A lot of teams seem to think their backups are capable of more than they are.