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Tim Tebow is still working on his throwing motion

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Tim Tebow has always had an awkward throwing motion, and there has always been a debate about whether he needs to overhaul his mechanics, or whether he should just go out there and fling it.

Tebow apparently believes he still has to work on it, because he’s working with Tom House, a former Major League Baseball pitcher who now coaches both pitchers and quarterbacks on improving their throwing motions. ESPN Los Angeles reports that Tebow and House are working together at USC’s athletic facilities, and while the workouts have been closed off to the public and the media at Tebow’s request, House told ESPN he likes what he sees behind closed doors.

House sees progress in Tebow on the practice field, where he’s throwing to USC receiver Marqise Lee and Jets receiver Patrick Turner, although House cautions that the real question is whether Tebow will revert to his bad habits when he’s playing in live game action.

“I think he’s getting better, but the proof is in the pudding,” House said. “Being out here at USC is different than being with the New York Jets.”

House has worked with a number of other NFL quarterbacks, including Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Alex Smith, Carson Palmer and Matt Cassel, and many of them have said his training has been invaluable in helping them tweak their throwing motions.

For Tebow to look like a classic passer, his throwing motion will need more than a tweak. But he’s still working on it, as he heads into his third NFL season.

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10 Responses to “Tim Tebow is still working on his throwing motion”
  1. saintsly says: Jul 21, 2012 7:40 AM

    Who cares if he is awkqard as long as it hits the mark. John Unitas was awkward too but had a stellsr career.

  2. mike83ri says: Jul 21, 2012 7:48 AM

    The great ones never stop perfecting their delivery.

  3. otistaylor89 says: Jul 21, 2012 8:03 AM

    I’m old school. Tom House will always be remembered for catching Hank Aaron’s 715th HR – can’t top that.

  4. randolph32 says: Jul 21, 2012 9:43 AM

    Any reason to put Tebow’s name in the headlines for ‘click throughs’….I’d do it too!

  5. bigjim50010 says: Jul 21, 2012 2:25 PM

    Love him or hate him… the guy does grind

  6. huskylawyer says: Jul 21, 2012 2:37 PM

    I feel like I’m watching a real live version of Groundhog day.

    “Tim Tebow is working on his throwing motion…”

    “Tim Tebow is working on his throwing motion…”

    “Tim Tebow is working on his throwing motion…”

    “Tim Tebow is working on his throwing motion…”

  7. addict2sport says: Jul 21, 2012 2:44 PM

    The NCAA will probably reduce a few more schollies at USC after hearing about Tebow throwing to Marquise Lee.

  8. freemantowilliams says: Jul 21, 2012 3:36 PM

    Phillip Rivers throwing motion looks like he’s trying to start a lawn mower thats behind him. I don’t see anyone complaining though. It’s all about the wins. I don’t even like tebow (go noles!)

  9. zeke2517 says: Jul 21, 2012 4:43 PM

    “Who cares if he is awkqard as long as it hits the mark. John Unitas was awkward too but had a stellsr career.”

    Well, if he takes a long time to get the ball off and then it wobbles slowly through the air, that’s not great.

    And comparing Unitas’ era to this one is like comparing the Civil War to Vietnam.

  10. huskylawyer says: Jul 21, 2012 5:18 PM

    Phillip Rivers throwing motion is ugly, yes, but he has a quick release, is accurate, and has a strong arm.

    When Tebow goes back to pass, I head to the bathroom to relieve myself, and when I come back, the incompletion just occurred. That’s how slow it is.

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