It’s been a minute since we’ve consulted our CFL rulebook, but we need to see how many kilograms or hectares or whatever they penalize you for piling on.
Because Hall of Famer Warren Moon added his voice to the down-with-Tim Tebow chorus, saying the Canadian Football League wasn’t a good fit because of the emphasis on passing, saying that was Tebow’s “biggest problem.”
“You have to be able to throw the ball up there if anything and they throw the ball a lot,” Moon told Houston’s 610-AM, via the New York Daily News. “There are only three downs so the passing game is much more important up there. You have got to be able to throw it and I think that’s his biggest problem, just being [able] to complete passes, be an accurate passer. I think he’s a really good athlete playing the position but I don’t think that’s enough sometimes.”
Moon spent six years in the CFL before he got to the NFL, but said the difference between him and Doug Flutie going North of the border and Tebow was about chances, which Tebow has had.
“We were very good passers. That had nothing to do with it. We didn’t have to go up there and try and change our throwing motion,” Moon said. “We didn’t have to go up there and try and become more accurate. We just needed to get the opportunity. . . .
“He’s worked as hard as anybody can but there just hasn’t been that much improvement made in his quarterback fundamentals and his technique so he might think about maybe playing another position if he wants to stay in the NFL.”
At the moment, no one’s rushing to Tebow’s defense and saying Moon’s wrong. But not succeeding in the mess that was New York last year shouldn’t necessarily be an indictment, and the guy has had playoff success.
There are a lot of quarterbacks in the NFL who can’t say that, and still have employment without being destroyed in the court of public opinion every day.