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Big crowd expected for Florida Pro Day

When former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow works out for scouts on Wednesday, there will be more than a few non-scouts in attendance.

Per a league source who’ll be at the session, the folks at Gainesville are expecting a crowd of more than 10,000.

At many schools, attendance at the Pro Day workout is limited to players, agents, scouts, coaches, and accredited media.  We’re not sure how or why the Florida folks are accommodating so many onlookers.

The festivities get rolling at 10:00 a.m. ET

As pointed out in our Tuesday item for SportingNews.com, we think the NFL teams should arrange for defensive linemen and defensive backs to participate in the throwing drills, so that the scouts will be able to determine whether Tebow’s new-but-not-new throwing motion survives upon the application of pressure.

UPDATE:  Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal says via Twitter that one agent says the crowd could be as large as 20,000.

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17 Responses to “Big crowd expected for Florida Pro Day”
  1. MasterShake says: Mar 16, 2010 10:23 PM

    “We’re not sure how or why the Florida folks are accommodating so many onlookers.”
    God said it was OK. Are you new here Florio?

  2. nerd says: Mar 16, 2010 10:30 PM

    The only event of which Westboro Baptist ever protested in FAVOR.
    Tim Tebow, baby!

  3. TMI says: Mar 16, 2010 10:31 PM

    Florio……TBone has God on his side. And Clifford(The Big Red Dog). Be careful.
    He is coming to Carolina!!
    The fans will really get behind a good, Christian boy.

  4. prophet of the light says: Mar 16, 2010 10:43 PM

    I wonder if they will be serving food and drinks…

  5. LetsGoPens says: Mar 16, 2010 10:44 PM

    I think Joe Haden’s 40 time may actually be the most relevant event as far as the NFL’s immediate future is concerned

  6. Mean D says: Mar 16, 2010 10:46 PM

    Florio, you are an f’ing turd. Leave Tebow alone and go back to whining about no teams following your beloved Loony Rooney Rule.

  7. Stetson wears panties says: Mar 16, 2010 11:02 PM

    Maybt he DL/DE’s should throw just to prove that Teblow isn’t anything special.

  8. Geaux-Daddy says: Mar 16, 2010 11:12 PM

    Arggh!
    Will somebody hurry and draft this clown so he can bust and become a trivia question?

  9. sportsuncensored247 says: Mar 16, 2010 11:29 PM

    I will be at the Pro Day tomorrow conducting interviews all day. I went to UF and I know all of the guys personally. Check out my site: http://www.sportsuncensored247.com. I also have a Facebook Group and I will be updating my twitter and website throughout the day. My twitter is Sportsblog247… Feel free to follow me and I am actually taking questions from anyone if they want certain things asked of the players. The players I am interviewing include Brandon Spikes, Brandon Hicks, Joey Sorrentino, Jermaine Cunningham, Joe Haden, Major Wright, and John Brantley. Have a great night!
    http://www.SportsUncensored247.com

  10. mnmaverick says: Mar 16, 2010 11:45 PM

    It’s funny how the screen names keep changing but the insults ripping Florio tell the same old story, that the children from the ESPN message boards have migrated here while the rest of us came here to get away from them.

  11. CYGNUS X-1 says: Mar 17, 2010 12:04 AM

    why don’t you stop trying to hide the fact you do not like this kid and nothing he does will ever change your mind? you bitch and moan about all the off field troubles players get into and along comes a guy who seems to be what most parents would want their kids to grow up to be like and you trash his every move. maybe he will turn out to be not what he appears but untill he does something other than charge for autographs get off his back!guess you still have not gotten over the fact your anti peyton campaign only turned up the fact he mooned somebody in college and that he actualy had the nerve to get paid the most amount of money he could make until his new coantract,as if anybody would do less. and realy must piss you off that he won a superbowl and went to another after you said he never would for being so greedy. I was never a big gator or tebow fan and could care less about his religion but your crusade has turned me into a big fan.

  12. HammarHead says: Mar 17, 2010 12:58 AM

    Is this on NFL pay-per-view?

  13. Adam says: Mar 17, 2010 4:26 AM

    As pointed out in our Tuesday item for SportingNews.com, we think the NFL teams should arrange for defensive linemen and defensive backs to participate in the throwing drills, so that the scouts will be able to determine whether Tebow’s new-but-not-new throwing motion survives upon the application of pressure.
    Yeah, great idea! Wait, what? I’m not a Tebow fan, but that’s messed up if it’s not normal for a QB to do that on pro day. Also, it messes with the defensive players own workouts on pro day.
    Someone needs to throw popcorn at you.

  14. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Mar 17, 2010 7:00 AM

    It wouldn’t matter if the D-lineman participated. Tebow would still know that they aren’t going to go full speed or try to take him out.
    The real test for Tebow won’t come until the preseason.

  15. TJ says: Mar 17, 2010 7:20 AM

    Lets see. Bradford and Clausen are “projected” as better qb’s and possible top 5 picks because of a throwing motion Or lack of in Tebow’s case. How did Bradford end the season and how did his team end the season? Clausen at Notre Dame how did his season go and his team do? Then there’s the kid name Tim Tebow. Playing for the University of Florida in the toughest conference that produces a serious amount of NFL talent year in and year out and how did he do? Don’t even make the comparison to Wuerffel that’s not fair. Tebow set the rushing td record, (I know qb’s throw in the nfl) but Tebow won 2 national championships, the heisman and his class had the most wins for any class in the SEC. Not to mention you don’t have to worry about him on the field or off the field. Get him a good coach like Tom Brady had coming out of college as a back up in college and he’ll be better than anyone ever thought.

  16. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Mar 17, 2010 9:35 AM

    Gives Tebow an opportunity, perhaps, of throwing in rainy conditions since that is what is happening here (albeit 200 miles south) right now.

  17. finsbooyah says: Mar 17, 2010 9:47 AM

    10,000 people in attendence??? How is that good for anybody?? (except the fans attending)

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