go to MSN.com
Found April 18, 2013 on NESN.com:

Via NESN:

Faulty mechanics are no longer an issue for Tim Tebow, at least according to his quarterbacks coach Steve Clarkson.

Tebow has long been criticized for having a long, loopy throwing motion and atypical mechanics for an NFL quarterback. But all that has changed this offseason, Clarkson said in an interview with Newsday.

Clarkson has a long history of success with NFL quarterbacks, including Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Leinart and potential first-round prospect Matt Barkley. Now, he’s seeing some positive results with Tebow, too, which he says all starts with his footwork.

“The footwork is essentially what caused a lot of his looping motion,” Clarkson said. “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.

“We worked a lot on slowing the game down for him in terms of on the field, but also speeding up the game for him in terms of mechanics,” he added. “Most of what people have talked about in his throwing motion were really based on his footwork.”

Clarkson did focus on some of the positives about Tebow’s game as well, and believes that the improved mechanics will only serve to improve his ability.

“He sees the field extremely well. He anticipates where things are going to happen, but his relationship with his feet going to his arm didn’t mesh. He would look like he was throwing into coverage. He was throwing into the right spot, but he was just late because he couldn’t transfer his weight properly.”

Tebow, 25, struggled to find the field last season with the Jets, throwing just eight passes in 12 games. He led the Denver Broncos to the divisional playoffs just one season before, but teams — even the Jets —  are still hesitant to give Tebow a shot at their starting job.

Clarkson suggested recently that Tebow’s trade to the Jets was with malicious intent from the Broncos. He hypothesized that the Broncos planned to “kill two birds with one stone” with the deal, crushing incumbent starter Mark Sanchez’s confidence while all but eliminating Tebow.

But the well-renowned instructor hopes that the adjustments he and Tebow have worked on this offseason will change that reality.

“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.”

There doesn’t seem to be much of a market for Tebow right now, and even the Jets don’t appear interested in keeping him around. But, if what Clarkson says is true, then most teams would be smart to at least give him a chance.

More from NESN.com:
4 Comments:
  • Did the coach fix Tebow's "issue"? I think it's funny that anyone would assume he only has one.
  • LOL to CORavensFan! I thought the same thing.

    Anyway, I thought Tebow was working with this guy last off-season? Guess not. One has to wonder though, first of all, can Tebow really be fixed? When the pressure starts to get to him, will he revert to his old natural (but wrong) mechanics and wind up hurting his team with bad throws? Second, after three years and nothing but a streak of luck to show for it, will any team really give him a chance?
    I know, many will say his streak at Denver wasn't luck. I happen to think it was, but I understand some won't agree. Defenses simply weren't set up to deal with a QB that can run as well as Tebow does. At any rate, having been punished by QB's that can do the run-option AND can really throw, you can bet defenses are going to be better prepared for it this year. Not that they'll stop it, but it will start to lose some effectiveness, and that puts Tebow in a bind unless he really has fixed his throwing issues.
  • Tim also worked with a couple of other guys including Steve Young. The report from the guys who caught balls for Tim and Steve was excellent. Tim has said this was his best off-season yet and I wonder if possibly that means he feels good about what he learned. The thing about muscle memory is just time and we know he practices faithfully and it can be reprogrammed so he does not revert to his hold way under pressure. I am anxious to see him play again.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES
PIMP MY RIDE

Tebow's old college ride got a makeover

Tim Tebow drove a piece while he was the BMOC at Florida. His 1995 Ford Thunderbird cost him $500. If you are curious as to what it looked like, here it is: It has received one hellluva makeover since it got the former Heisman Trophy winner around Gainesville, as it became a project for racing legend Richard Petty’s team at Petty’s Garage in Level Cross, NC. The ride was not...

Report: QB guru has “fixed” Tim Tebow’s mechanics

According to Bob Glauber of Newsdsay, renowned QB consultant Steve Clarkson has repaired Tim Tebow’s throwing motion, and Clarkson thinks that Tebow deserves another shot.  Clarkson focused on speeding up Tebow’s mechanics, and incorporated some rather unorthodox techniques.  Among those, Tai Chi. Per Newsday: “We worked a lot on slowing the game down for him in terms of...

QB coach Steve Clarkson: Broncos sabotaged Tim Tebow by sending him to New York

Quarterbacks coach Steve Clarkson, who has privately worked with many quarterbacks including Tim Tebow, believes Denver sabotaged the former first-round pick by sending him to New York last year. Clarkson wrote a post on his Tumblr last month title “The Sabotage Of The Quarterback” in which he implored the NFL to have the Jets trade Tebow to the Jackonsville Jaguars. He went...

Tim Tebow QB Instructor Says Jets Trade Was ‘Politics’ to Make Tebow Fail Behind ‘Fragile-Minded’ Mark Sanchez

It would take legions of evil forces to take down Tim Tebow, and apparently that’s exactly what has happened. Steve Clarkson, Tebow’s personal quarterback instructor, is now suggesting that Tebow’s trade from the Broncos to the Jets last offseason was all part of a grand ploy to limit the popular passer. Clarkson said on a conference call Wednesday that the trade possibilities...

Tim Tebow’s QB Tutor Rips Marks Sanchez, Calls Him “Fragile Minded”

Last week Mark Sanchez’s quarterback tutor Jeff Garcia came out and labeled Tim Tebow a distraction that needs to be traded.  Tebow’s tutor didn’t like those comments, and came back firing.  Steve Clarkson, a private quarterback coach who has worked with many NFL quarterbacks, is tutoring Tebow, and is not happy about how Tebow was treated. According to Star Ledger, Clarkson...

Mark Sanchez blames the Jets for outbreak of Tebowmania last season

As noted by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News’ The Jets Stream in his recent report, New York Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez took the high road last season whenever the topic of Tim Tebow came up during interactions with the media. Sanchez’s recent comments on FOX Sports Radio this week regarding Tim Tebow indicate that remains the case this offseason, but Sanchez...

Sanchez thinks Jets brought the circus on themselves

The Jets had more distractions last season than any other team in the NFL. Their "circus" was a result of unrealistic expectations and unneeded distractions from the media and fans. Tim Tebow didn't help matters any. In an interview with Fox Sports Radio's Petros and Money show, Mark Sanchez took what is perhaps a parting shot at Tim Tebow. While Tebow remains...

Sanchez suggests Tebow frenzy fueled by Jets

Mark Sanchez suggests the media frenzy that accompanied Tim Tebow's presence with the New York Jets was partly fueled by the team itself. The Jets quarterback says in an interview with FOX Sports Radio in Los Angeles that the media coverage during training camp in Cortland, N.Y., last summer was more intense than usual - including ESPN camping out for a week - because of Tebow...

Mark Sanchez rips the Jets for how they handled Tebow media coverage

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez ripped the way the Jets handled the media coverage of Tim Tebow last season while talking with the Petros and Money show on Fox Sports Radio.“I just don’t know if it was the best situation for either of us, but you play with the cards you are dealt with and do the very best you can,” Sanchez said, per the New York Daily News.“Well,...

Mark Sanchez Questions Why Jets’ Traded For Tim Tebow

Mark Sanchez seems like a guy who can see the writing on the wall, and he’s not holding back any longer.  Last season when Tim Tebow was initially acquired to back up Sanchez, the quarterback joked that “it was all to sale seats man.” Sanchez is no longer joking around, and amid rumors of a feud between the two counterparts, Sanchez finally questioned why the Jets made the...

New York Jets 2013 Schedule: The good, bad, ugly

The day has come; we finally know when and where the New York Jets will play their 2013 opponents. It seems as though most people aren’t taking the Jets seriously in 2013, and with good reason. 2012 was a nightmare and this offseason has left a lot to be desired for Jets Nation. The Jets 2013 opponents have a collective record of 127-129, which is good for the 13th-easiest schedule...

Sanchez blames the Jets for Tebow coverage

Mark Sanchez is done playing Mr Nice Guy with the New York Jets, as he broke rank and is placing the blame of the crazy Tim Tebow coverage last year on the organization. Via the Jets Stream: “I just don’t know if it was the best situation for either of us, but you play with the cards you are dealt with and do the very best you can,” Sanchez said of the coverage surrounding...

Morning Kickoff: Thursday's links and leftovers

BY NICK ST. DENISHere's this morning's crop of light reading:Kevin Kolb is excited about C.J. Spiller's explosiveness.Tim Tebow is sort of on the outside looking in at the Jets' quarterback competition.Stevie Johnson missed some of voluntary workouts due to a back strain.John Idzik has recently talked to Darrelle Revis.Nigel Bradham is poised for a bigger role in...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ends at 41 2/3 innings

Since June 13, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has not allowed a run, until Thursday night. Kershaw went 41 2/3 innings without allowing a run until he gave up a solo home run to Padres third baseman, Chase Headley. Kershaw was able to battle out of the game with only the one run given […]
Via Full Scale Sports
4 hours ago

Ex-teammate likely ratted out Ryan Braun to MLB in 2013

How was MLB able to get Ryan Braun to agree to a 65-game suspension in 2013 despite the absence of a failed drug test? There was so much evidence against Braun that the Brewers slugger decided to accept his fate. And where did MLB get all the evidence? Not only did they have Anthony Bosch […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago

Lacrosse company upset with favoritism to softball, Title IX

Warrior, a sporting goods company specializing mostly in lacrosse (and hockey) apparel and equipment, came out firing on Thursday night after seeing softball televised on ESPN while lacrosse was on ESPN2. Here is the tweet sent from the official Warrior account: Does anyone else find it laughable that Softball is on ESPN1 & #WorldLax is […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago

Donovan McNabb, Randy Moss: Coaching is Cowboys' problem

The Dallas Cowboys have not made the playoffs since 2009, which was also the last time they posted a winning record. Despite having some talented players on their roster, the Cowboys can’t seem to win when it counts. Tony Romo takes most of the blame for that, but Donovan McNabb and Randy Moss see things […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago

Jones-Drew, Schaub believe London deserves NFL team

It's not just NFL higher-ups who believe the sport should be expanded over the pond. In an interview with BritviewNFL.com's Neil Reynolds, Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew opined that London deserves a full-time franchise. "You know what? I think they deserve one," Jones-Drew said, via NFL.com. "It's just the toll it takes on the body because...
Via Helmet2Helmet
7 hours ago

Masahiro Tanaka reportedly has a partially torn UCL

Oh man, this is bad news. Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees’ stellar Japanese hurler was placed on the disabled list yesterday with “elbow inflammation,” but after an MRI the news got much, much worse on Thursday. Tanaka has reportedly been diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. That injury almost always leads to Tommy John surgery...
Via Rumors and Rants
8 hours ago

Favre jersey retirement called off in 2014 over fear of booing?

A time will come when Brett Favre has his No. 4 jersey retired by the Green Bay Packers. That time just doesn't appear like it will come in 2014 though.Packers president Mark Murphy talked about the matter recently with ESPNWisconsin.com, and despite continually saying that the franchise plans to retire Favre's jersey, Murphy admitted it was highly unlikely such an occurrence...
Via Bush League Chronicle
9 hours ago

Paul Azinger: Tiger has become worse in quest to get better

SOUTHPORT, England – Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him. Woods has gone through four swing changes with three coaches during his career, each time saying the objective was to get better. In a conference call for ESPN, Azinger said that in his quest to get better, “I think he’s actually gotten a little bit worse...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago

Boston Celtics still looking to trade Rajon Rondo?

The Boston Celtics have been one of the more active trades on the free agent and trade market so far this offseason, and they are reportedly still looking to trade Rajon Rondo. According to a report from CelticsBlog, there appears to be a very likely chance that he will end up being traded at some point in the near future. There have been rumors surrounding Rondo about the Sacramento...
Via Sports-Glory
12 hours ago

NFL teams split more than $6 billion in revenue last season

Anyone worried how all the bad press the NFL has gotten for its treatment of former players and worries about concussions would impact the league’s bottom line can stop worrying. It’s doing just fine. According to financials released by the Green Bay Packers on Thursday afternoon, the NFL’s teams split more than $6 billion between them last season, which was a record amount...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
12 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.