Tag:Rex Grossman
Posted on: March 18, 2010 12:34 pm

NFL Draft Watch: Tim Tebow's Exodus to the NFL

Tim Tebow's college career has been one that directors dream about producing on film.  He's a modest, humble kid who just loves the game of football.  Whether you like his game or not-- Tim Tebow is a winner.  He has been since his first collegiate start in 2006.  Now, after a storybook collegiate career, he is taking his game and fanfare to the NFL and looking to be selected in this year's NFL Draft.

Tebow doesn't have the most fundamentally sund mechanics, nor does he have the arm strength of a Jamarcus Russell coming out of LSU.  What he does have is a tremendous desire to win and play the game of football (something that no. 1 pick Russell lacks).  Tim Tebow said that he gets his inspiration to do well in football from his various football fans supporters, and also critics:  “I relish everything about it. The people who support me and believe in me, that pushes me, and the people who don’t think I can make it, that pushes me even more.”

And that's just it!

Tebow's willingness to learn what it takes to be a professional NFL QB and his humility will make him a starter in the NFL someday.  If Tebow goes to a team with an established NFL starter (Colts, Patriots, New Orleans, etc.) and has time to absorb the speed in which the game moves and work on his fundamentals, I think he will be a success.  In today's NFL, there is this "rush" to put QBs on the field as soon as they are drafted and have them learn through their mistakes, when having them sit off to the side and learn through mentoring and of-field repititions have shown to be most effective for QBs who have the potential to be an elite QB, but are not quite there just yet.  Rex Grossman is a good example of a QB with the potential to be a great QB, but was rushed on to the field too soon.  Aaron Rodgers sat back for several years under Brett Favre and when he finally was put on the field, he stepped in and the Packers offense didn't miss a beat!

Again, if Tebow is brought along like a developmental player, there is NO QUESTION IN MY MIND that he will be a success.

Posted on: February 13, 2008 12:14 am

2007 Bears Passing Offense numbers: Interesting?

The title of this web story is "Potent Passing Attack"

...and its about the 2007 Chicago Bears!?

But after reading the article, there is an argument there.  Here's an excerpt from it:

Bears quarterbacks Brian Griese, Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton combined to throw for 3,701 gross passing yards and 3,362 net yards in 2007, the third highest totals in both categories in franchise history.

Four of the Bears' six highest net passing totals have come during Ron Turner's two stints as offensive coordinator (1993-96; 2005-07). The Bears set team passing records in 1999 with 4,352 gross yards and 4,136 net yards.

Brian Griese led the Bears in all passing categories in 2007 with 1,803 yards, 10 touchdowns and a 75.6 passer rating.
From Week 4 through the rest of the season, the Bears produced 25 completions of at least 25 yards, which tied for third most in the NFL behind only New England (31) and Green Bay (30).

Eight different receivers hauled in 25-plus-yard catches during that span. Griese led the team with 13 such pass plays during that stretch, while Grossman registered nine (10 total) and Orton had three.

There has been a lot said about Brian Griese and how he was ineffective, but I don't think he stood a chance in the offensive playcall.  Griese and his 30+- year old arm was asked to throw the ball 30+ times a game with a season high of 45+ in the game versus the Lions.  I never understood why they abandoned the run after they sat Grossman down.  Speaking of Rex Grossman, he was doomed to fail as well.  I still believe that he needed one season to sit and learn behind a capable veteran for a year.  The Bears should have let Griese play 2006 season, and allowed Grossman to watch and FORCED him to work on his mechanics and "read & recognition" skills. I digress though... These numbers are something though...
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