We heard a very funny Jim Rome take the other day where he wondered if Tim Tebow did really have mystical powers since he made such an impression on Josh McDaniels in a 15-minute interview at the NFL Scouting Combine.
The same powers appeared to work on Florio back in March as well.
In reality, though, Tebow had more time to work on McDaniels. A seven hour get together with Tebow in Gainesville the Monday before the draft may have clinched the pick.
SI’s Peter King has a very interesting piece on McDaniels’ decision to draft Tebow that is well worth a full read. McDaniels says Tebow’s intelligence went a long way.
“We went over a lot of things,” McDaniels said. “Now, understand that our offense is pretty
complicated, and the terminology and the scheme is totally different
from what he did at Florida. But about midway through my time there,
we’re going through plays, and he starts using our terminology.
smart about football that he was able to begin to speak my language and
talk apples to apples. He’d already translated what he knew of our
scheme into my words. That’s something that carried a lot of weight with
King believes that McDaniels will find something for Tebow to do on the field this year. It sounds like McDaniels believes he found his football soul mate.
“I love this game so much,” McDaniels said. “I would die to have 53
guys here who love it as much as I do. I’m looking to find the right
group of guys to accept our one singular goal — to win. I think Tim
fits in with that.”