Posted April 17, 2013

Quarterback coach claims to have fixed Tim Tebow’s throwing motion

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Tim Tebow's future as an NFL quarterback could be in doubt for the 2013 season. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow’s future as an NFL quarterback could be in doubt for the 2013 season. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Just as Tim Tebow’s quarterback stock seems to be at an all-time low, a personal quarterback coach claims he’s fixed the passing mechanics that have rendered the former Heisman Trophy winner an NFL enigma.

Steve Clarkson, a well-known quarterback consultant who has also worked with NFL quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Leinart, told Newsday he spent three days in February in Arizona tinkering with all elements of Tebow’s passing, including his notoriously awkward throwing motion that hinders his accuracy. Clarkson said it was Tebow’s footwork that was negatively affecting his passing — and the problem has been fixed, thanks in part to some martial arts work:

“The footwork is essentially what caused a lot of his looping motion,” Clarkson told Newsday. “A lot of what was happening with his throwing motion and why it was elongated was because of the way he placed his feet at the end of his drop. Right before he’d make his throw, his hips would stop at mid-motion, and the ball would come off in funny places. So that was one thing that we really honed in on, was trying to tie his feet up.”

Clarkson said Tim Tebow still has a future as an NFL quarterback, if a team will give him another chance.

“I would hope wherever he ends up, they give him an opportunity to play, because if they do, they’ll be pleasantly surprised,” Clarkson said. “I think the guy can still play.”

Tebow, originally selected by the Broncos with the 25th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, remains under contract with the Jets for the 2013 season and reported Monday morning for the Jets’ offseason training program. New general manager John Idzik has not discussed Tebow’s future with the Jets following a season in which he was relegated to third-string quarterback after starter Mark Sanchez was benched.

Tebow has been linked to several offseason moves including a return to his hometown of Jacksonville that was refuted by the Jaguars’ new general manager David Caldwell.


26 comments
James135
James135

You gotta have faith in Tebow

matt37
matt37

You know you're career as a QB is headed for disaster when after 3 years you need to hiring a "throwing coach".

Psy Power
Psy Power

He could have taken his talents to an arena league -- for seventy-five bucks a game.

..m@vrick
..m@vrick

..Jets free the The Tebow to seek other opportunities in CFL or WWE

spock8491
spock8491

Tim Tebow and Matt Leinhart? Good client list, both losers!

DeeEmm1
DeeEmm1

It's difficult to give a guy like Tebow a chance. If this 4th new throwing motion doesn't work, that team is stuck with running the football. Tebow really should just turn into a TE/RB and run the football. That's what he's really good at. He can help teams that way. Having him derp around at QB and sometimes get lucky with a long run doesn't help anyone in the long term.

W.k.
W.k.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are thrilled that Tebow's throwing motion is all better.

BruthaD
BruthaD

Oh wait, he's also worked with Leinart!  Instant credibility!

opaque
opaque

Three days spent in Arizona with a quarterback guru has basically eliminated all the glitches in Tebow's throwing mechanics?  Whatever, I'll let others embrace such fanciful nonsense if they choose to.  Hard to imagine that anyone beyond hardcore Tebow sycophants who need to grasp at any straw as it pertains to his immediate NFL future would put any stock into this fairly ridiculous claim.

Pinhead
Pinhead

I knew this day would come. May his  Hall of Fame career begin !

DaxQuatemaine
DaxQuatemaine

No way 3 days and martial arts changes ones throwing mechanics in any material way. I have been taking golf lessons for years with some results. Tebow the worst arm in the NFL. Maybe now he has the second worst arm. He has been working on this since high school. Nice try by his agent. Tebow helped create the circus. You reap what you sew.

Johnnie1
Johnnie1

Little matt--still showing your Stupidity--ALL the Greats,Mannings,Brady,Brees, have throwing coaches. I thought,maybe,you were having a bad day the other day,but I now sense that it is a chronic condition with you. Meds may help.

matt37
matt37

 @DeeEmm1 That's like a 4th year Major Leaguer saying "all I gotta do is learn how to swing this bat and I'm golden!"

Pares Hilton
Pares Hilton

"I have been taking golf lessons for years with some results." ---or same results? sew/sow? Dang keyboard!

And by the way, you conveniently omitted Tebow's wins on your list of Facts.

realmanhattanbeauty
realmanhattanbeauty

 @DaxQuatemaine You lack discipline ( mental & physical evidently) and I seriously doubt you are a highly trained athlete. Unless you have been golfing with VJ, Tiger,The Golden Bear, or someone of that caliber which I'd venture to guess you have not  you can not know what is and is not possible in a short span of time.

 

Golfing once or twice a week with a "trainer" is not going to get you leaps and bounds results. Maybe if you had been golfing basically every day since you were oooooh let's say 7 or 8 and THEN got some training from a someone who trains golfers who qualify for events like the Masters THEN you might be able to make some serious modifications in 3 days. 

 

Tim is an AWESOME football player in general. a real team player and I love his by any means necessary approach. I loved watching the 90's cowboys , I loved watching Brett Favre , and I love watching games where Tebow is QB'ing. He CAN  throw. Perhaps you should go to youtube and watch hi-lites from his 2011-2012 season. He QB'ed in 8 games 7 of those games he was instrumental in them winning , and won a playoff game. Not bad for his first  pro outing  with the rock in his hands.

 

He did not turn it over. He did not  drop i( except during one bad game ). He took the hits like the Spartan that he is. He encouraged his teammates. He dropped his shoulder without fear. He never buckled under pressure. Quite the opposite. he thrives on it. He is easily coached. he has an awesome attitude. He is a clutch beast!! 

 

I have rarely seen a QB get the ball to a receiver and then run and block for the receiver that he just threw or passed to. 

 

Haters are ALWAYS going to hate and bandwagon hoppers are pretty much  always going to hop.

 

The facts ARE the facts and you can not rewrite history. Sorry, but it's already happened Tebow's record on all fields ( High School, College, NFL, life) speaks for it's self.

 

You and those like you do not care about the facts and probably don't really like football all that much. If you did you would be LOVING the Tim.

 

YOU, need to stop.

 

 

 

matt37
matt37

 @Johnnie1 Somehow I don't think Tebow's throwing coach comes from the same camp as Manning's or Brady's etc.  And you're quite clever.

ToddRingling
ToddRingling

 @realmanhattanbeauty  @DaxQuatemaineMrs. Tebow, it's nice of you to stick up for Timmy that way,  "Tim is an AWESOME football player in general. a real team player and I love his by 'any means necessary' approach."  That is an interesting way to describe completing passes to the other teams' DBs, CBs, and LBs as often as to your own teammates.  "

 

Timmy is a perfect example of a HS QB signed to a good school where they could throw tons of money at the problem and promote him to the national media repeated, but when faced with playing against other, better players..  and make no mistake, the guys making the NFL aren't walk-ons from Big Timber, MT, or Sheepdip, WY.  Now, he is just another former Heismann winner (and not even the double like the promo-machine pushed for) who came to the NFL and wasn't even good enough to be more than a specialty player on a team circling the bowl after a flush.

pandah462
pandah462

 @realmanhattanbeauty  Maybe you're the one who needs help.  When I read through your bat$hit nonsense, I can't tell if you're serious or joking.

 

Evidence for both sides:

Serious-A lot of stats and sappy personal ties to whom you call "the Tim."

Joking-"I love watching games where Tebow is QB'ing.  He CAN throw."  "...took hits like the Spartan that he is."

DaxQuatemaine
DaxQuatemaine

@realmanhattanbeauty Facts....13 fumbles in 2011, he went 1-5 his last 5 starts. Turns out the QB coach was a shyster who worked with Tebow for a day. He did not fix his throwing release. Fact he was the best college QB I ever saw play. You owe it to yourself as a man to see professional athletes as nothing more than entertainers. Your blind adoration for this dude is amusing.

pandah462
pandah462

 @realmanhattanbeauty  Oh, and I didn't even notice the handle you comment under.  I was blinded by the bull$hit.  You're either Tiny Tim or some mindless crazyperson with a ridiculous name.  Uh, I guess these aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

realmanhattanbeauty
realmanhattanbeauty

 @DaxQuatemaine  @realmanhattanbeauty 

 

First things first

( * drumroll * )  I am a 25 year female not a man. I owe myself nothing as a man. Hello?!!

Secondly, I do not blindly adore anyone. I like his drive and his never quite until the job is done way of going about his business. It reminds me of me. I can't abide a quitter. Tim does not have a losing record...period. so we will agree to disagree.

 

I am sorry to find out about the shyster business. Tebow seems like a stand up man off the field. That is the last thing he needs right now. As if being stuck with the Jets and having your once soaring stock devalued isn't bad enough.

 

I still stand by what I said about quick adjustments being possible though.