Monday, June 10, 2013
Insider: How Tebow fits for Patriots
By Mike Reiss
In a piece now posted on ESPN.com (Insider content), Field Yates writes on three possible fits for Tim Tebow with the Patriots.
1. Goal-line/short-yardage runner
2. Option attack
3. Another position/special teams
"From an X's and O's standpoint, the Patriots have long sought versatility, something Tebow clearly possesses," Yates writes. "Like every skill player they acquire, the Patriots will focus not on the limitations of his game, but the strengths that he brings to the table. Aaron Hernandez has become one of the most feared tight ends in the league, as although he is not an overpowering blocker, he has rare athleticism for the position -- and the Patriots have aligned him all over the formation.
"In the end, this is a low-risk move for the Patriots that presents intriguing upside. Tebow will not be competing for the starting job; it's Brady's huddle, there's no doubting that. But the Patriots have an offense that doesn't need Tebow to succeed. If they don't like what they see during this week's mini-camp and during training camp, parting ways with the 25-year old will not be a problem."