Florida tried to adjust Tebow’s delivery in 2008

INDIANAPOLIS — Much has been made about Tim Tebow‘s throwing motion, which the QB is overhauling in an attempt to better prepare for the NFL.

So, who’s to blame for Tebow needing such a last-minute change: Florida coach Urban Meyer or the quarterback himself?

When Marshall Faulk suggested Sunday during NFL Network’s combine coverage that Meyer chose winning over adjusting Tebow’s delivery, fellow analyst Charles Davis refuted that and said he knows “for a fact” the coach tried to make changes.

“They tried to work on that two years ago when Dan Mullen was the quarterbacks coach,” Davis said. “They had Tim in there … and tried to work it, work it, and then everything reverted back when you got to game speed.

“Florida’s trying to win football games,” Davis added. “Do we mess him up now or do we continue to go on? That becomes the question. You continue to go on because for Urban Meyer and his staff, the bottom line is winning the football game.”

Mike Mayock backed Davis’ point and said he believes Tebow needs two years of development and 10,000 passes to become a successful NFL quarterback. Mayock cited Tebow’s intangibles, which he has “in spades,” as the reason the QB could do well in the league.

Regardless of who’s to blame for Tebow’s mechanics, the quarterback is impressing teams at the combine in one-on-one interviews and the 40-yard dash. He didn’t throw passes Sunday or do the bench press Saturday.

— Justin Hathaway

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