Published: February 23rd, 2010 | Tags: Ahmad Brooks, Bob Bratkowski, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, Joe Montana, LaDainian Tomlinson, New Orleans Saints, Sam Wyche, San Francisco 49ers, Tim Tebow, Zeke Bratkowski
Tim Tebow may have a lot of naysayers when it comes to his mechanics and ability to play quarterback in the NFL. But former Bengals coach Sam Wyche is not one of them, needing only two days with Tebow last month to become a believer, according to Bengals.com.
Wyche, along with former long-time NFL offensive coordinator Zeke Bratkowski (father of current Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski), is charged with prepping Tebow for his pro day workout, when he’s supposed to unveil his new throwing motion. But Wyche, whose first year as 49ers QB coach coincided with Joe Montana’s rookie year in 1979, doesn’t think much needs to be done:
Wyche, frankly, didn’t want to alter that much despite the crush of doomsayers that say Tebow can’t make it because of his elongated throwing motion and choppy footwork after a horrific week at the Senior Bowl.
“If you don’t think he can line up at quarterback in the NFL,” Wyche said Monday from his South Carolina home, “then you don’t know about lining up in the NFL. The last thing I told him when I left was not to change how accurate he is and his touch. The two things you have to have in a quarterback are accuracy and intelligence. If you don’t, you’re going to be finding another one pretty quickly. And (Tebow) is as smart as a whip.”
Other stories from around the Web:
- LaDainian Tomlinson may be gone, but he won’t soon be forgotten, writes North County Times columnist Jay Paris.
- Don’t expect the Texans to sign Tomlinson. They’ve already done their homework.
- They’re a bit behind now, but the offseason pace for the Saints is about to pick up.
- The 49ers have to figure out what to do with OLB Ahmad Brooks, who transformed himself last season into a legitimate pass rusher.