Originally Posted by Demosthenes9
This one is complex and highly subjective Suzy. Basically, the argument is that Tebow was "college accurate", but not "NFL accurate". What is meant by this is that the passing windows in the NFL are smaller/tighter. Basically, the argument is that DBs are faster and play tighter coverage. Where you might have a big hole in zones in college defenses, those holes are much smaller in the NFL, so you have to be more accurate. You see this when you watch Aaron Rodgers threads a needle between 3 defenders and hits a receiver.
Counter argument is that Tebow (and any other dual threat QB) running a spread option type offense wouldn't see the same kinds of coverages. Teams would have to stuff an extra defender in the box, or put a spy on the QB, taking a player out of coverage.
So, if Tebow is going to run a "conventional" offense like a WCO or even an Earhardt/Perkins or Air Coryell, he'd have to become "NFL accurate".
Thanks for explaining that to me, Demos. I have a tendency to dismiss some of the differences between college and pro football, except for obvious things like the out of bounds or OT rules. After all, college players don't miraculously become bigger and faster in the few months between the draft and the start of the NFL season. Your explanation helped me understand better.