Originally Posted by One Eye
Bart Scott said it best. As a defense, you plan for 10 players. When you put in Tebow at QB, you now have to plan for 11. Yet, you can't crowd the line, cause he can beat you deep. And you can't just cover the wings, cause he's big enough to run b/t the tackles. Basically, this screws up a defensive plan, and evens the game to 11 on 11.
Now, i don't think this is a major part of the offense. But i do think this will be used in 2 ways:
1. Change up - if the offense is going 3 & out, this can give them a diff look for a play or two, to manufacture some yards.
2. RedZone - I don't think this will be a big part of their RZ pkg, but it will be there. Again, if the defense has our O's #, this is like throwing a change-up.
Tebow said it the other day that his main role was '4th down quarterback.' Just being on the field with the punt team forces the receiving team into a compromised position. And if the distance to go and area of the field are right, expect a fake. Not many backup TEs, LBs and DBs are going to be able to stop him on 4th and 2.