I can’t say this comes as much of a surprise.
… Sources say the Broncos view Tebow as a major project who was negatively impacted by the lack of an offseason. Having operated almost exclusively out of the shotgun in college, he still lacks smoothness when taking snaps directly from center: Whereas the Broncos’ other three quarterbacks anticipate the snap and are already into their drop upon receiving it, Tebow typically is locked in place, meaning he’s already behind in his timing upon the beginning of a play.
For all the talk about Tebow’s need to improve his mechanics, Broncos sources say his lack of familiarity with running a pro-style offense is an even more egregious issue. As one executive says, “Forget about how he delivers the ball, or how accurate it is. First he has to know where to go with it.”
That’s not so much a knock on Tebow, who the article goes on to note may have the intestinal fortitude to overcome these flaws, as it is on Urban Meyer’s system.
A couple of years ago, this would have been a much bigger deal in SEC recruiting, of course. With Corch and Junior both gone, though, the opportunity to go negative isn’t quite there as it used to be, although perhaps somebody could point fingers at Mississippi State… nah, never mind. I guess we’ll have to wait until Corch gets the Ohio State gig.