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March 17, 2010

Panthers coach John Fox watches Florida's Tim Tebow debut new throwing motion

0317tebow Carolina Panthers coach John Fox was in Gainesville, Fla., today to watch former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow (above) in his first public workout with his new throwing motion he hopes will impress the NFL, the Associated Press reports.

Tebow threw dozens of passes to former teammates Riley Cooper, Aaron Hernandez and David Nelson during a 30-minute workout.

Fox, Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris were in attendance. So were Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith and Browns president Mike Holmgren.

About 3,000 fans showed up despite light rain. They cheered loudly as Tebow walked onto Florida Field for the first time since his home finale in November and applauded every completion.

Posted by Observer Sports on March 17, 2010 at 03:58 PM | Permalink

Comments

Please Mr Richardson don't allow John Fox to was the time or money of Tim Tebow. He is definately not an NFL QB and we have much more needs. Besides we all know John Fox will no longer be with us at the end of the 2010 season.

Posted by: tarheel23 | Mar 17, 2010 4:19:50 PM

I agree that we have greater areas of concern to address, but I am still amazed at how everyone is an expert on what an NFL QB is. It's always the guys that have "the right motion" or "the arm stregnth" that get drafted early but never seem to pan out. I think Tebow will do just fine after an initial adjustment.

Posted by: Drew | Mar 17, 2010 4:26:27 PM

Tim Tebow would look stunning in a Panthers uniform! He has a great work ethic and is a proven leader. He's intelligent and a quick study. He was a winner in arguably the toughest conference in the NCAA. Since Panthers frittered away their first round pick this year, Tebow would be a smart second or third round play. He would be an asset (and, yes, he would definitely be an NFL QB).

Posted by: Aaron | Mar 17, 2010 4:28:16 PM

Apparently, Tebow impressed a few people, including ESPN's Todd McShay, who has been on his case...

http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/11656/tebow-2-0-to-be-revealed-at-gators-pro-day

Posted by: dw | Mar 17, 2010 4:32:30 PM

TEBOW >>>> Armanti Edwards. I would rather see Tebow in a Panthers uniform than 5'10" 180 soaking wet Armanti Edwards. When will people understand Edwards is not that good when you look at the NFL for the standard

Posted by: Greg | Mar 17, 2010 4:36:35 PM

NO WAY FOX DRAFTS ANY QUARTERBACK, MUCH LESS ONE AS GOOD AS TEBOW

Posted by: JERRY | Mar 17, 2010 4:36:39 PM

"Tebow's practice draws Fox's eye" way to sensationalize the headline. typical, just because fox was looking does not mean anything. he could be there to look at their LB or DE's.

Posted by: k | Mar 17, 2010 4:39:45 PM

he's a cryer

Posted by: Sean May | Mar 17, 2010 4:48:16 PM

With the cuts the Panthers made of not replacing them with adding depth.

Carolina need to draft players that can come in and contribute "right away". Not sitting on the bench for 2 thru 3 yrs.

Tewbow needs to go to a team that has good QB coaches that can mentor and develop him. Not to start right away.

Do people really think that teams such Carolina, Bills, Jacksonville and so man few that has good QB coaches to get him ready now? I don't think so, just saying.

Posted by: adam carter | Mar 17, 2010 5:01:58 PM

Yeah Tebow will be awesome...As a fullback!

Posted by: Not Again | Mar 17, 2010 5:08:22 PM

Brayton re-signed for 3 years.

Posted by: Ashe | Mar 17, 2010 5:08:32 PM

So many opinions, so little actual information. Would all you experts please remember Sonny Jurgensen and Billy Kilmer, two guys who were "not NFL QBs" ? It's performance, not opinion and not hype that matter.

Posted by: cel | Mar 17, 2010 5:09:12 PM

Actually I see your point adam carter, but I disagree.

IF we can get him in the second round (based in this workout the scouts now say he may not get past the first round) I would be happy.

yes, we have other areas of need.

But Tebow would bring:

A.) Some excitement
B.) Media attention, Fox hates it but fans love it
C.) Potential, he could be a future star
D.) A decent (or potentially decent) backup to Moore

I wouldn't be upset with getting him, but I wouldn't be mad if they chose not to either.

Posted by: Gamble20 | Mar 17, 2010 5:09:38 PM

Hype, pure hype. Tebow needs to be a higher draft pick so he can give more money to Jesus. Cry a river Tebow and they will follow...

Posted by: Not Again | Mar 17, 2010 5:13:51 PM

Timmah Tebow needs to be a Panther. Richardson Make it happen.

Posted by: woundedknee | Mar 17, 2010 5:23:49 PM

Regardless of how good he is or isn't...drafting him would get fans excited, which just isn't how the Panthers operate.

Posted by: Brian | Mar 17, 2010 5:23:49 PM

Tebow could fill Brad Hoover's role while we see if he can be a quarterback. As for Armanti Edwards, he's a proven winner, tough, versatile, and for comparison, Steve Smith's pre-draft statistics were 5'9", 184 "soaking wet", and slower by 0.1 sec in the 40 than Edwards. So obviously Smith was a wasted pick.

Posted by: pack73 | Mar 17, 2010 5:23:53 PM

Tebow is a fraud. At some point in his future the perfect golden boy, missionary, virgin, holy roller image that he has created will come tumbling down. His fall from grace will be huge - the likes of Tiger Woods or John Edwards. I like Florida, but got so sick of Verne Lundquist getting down on his knees in front of Tebow and performing a huge sin on Tebow during every game they televised - please, oh please dont let him come here..

Posted by: please no | Mar 17, 2010 5:26:28 PM

I hope some of you retards dont tell your family & friends to read your posts, well nevermind im sure they already know how stupid you are.

Posted by: Mr Bernz | Mar 17, 2010 5:30:45 PM

I love all you so-called NFL QB experts!! How many of you had Tom Brady on your draft boards in 2000? Or how bout Kurt Warner? Did any of you think Matt Schaub coming out of college would be any good?

GIVE THE GUY A BREAK!! GEEESSSH!

Posted by: Bobcat Terry | Mar 17, 2010 5:30:53 PM

Of course he caught Fox's eye. In Fox's opinion, JD gave us the best chance to win last year. We ALL see how that turned out!

Posted by: JMW | Mar 17, 2010 5:32:36 PM

they better get a reciever.i dont care who you have at qb.steve smith needs some help and teams are just gonna keep 2 and 3 covering him until they get a true no.2 here.

Posted by: trheelkev | Mar 17, 2010 5:35:54 PM

malcolm floyd would be a good choice to replace moose.6'5 225

Posted by: trheelkev | Mar 17, 2010 5:38:16 PM

If I recall correctly, there were those that thought Phillip Rivers did not have the proper throwing motion to play in the NFL.

How's Phillip doing these days? Is he selling cars or something? I hope he found some employment since he wasn't good enough for the NFL. Maybe he is bagging groceries like that other hack, Curt Warner. He wasn't good enough either.

Posted by: Nick Danger | Mar 17, 2010 5:42:22 PM

@ Bobcat Jerry

As a Falcons fan

To compare Tewbow to Brady, Warner, and Matt S is silly. They were late round picks, not the 1st 2 rounds as people are making him to go.

From the hype Tewbows getting, why won't a team just select him in the 1st round. Not everybody is hating on him, but many teams want to draft players that can come in a contribute right away.

Over the past yrs, Carolina has "never" develop a QB that was drafted, did they? NO

I won't predict the future for him. Everyone wants to put the blame on Urban M for not developing him before going to the pros.

What do u think will happen if he turns out as a "busts" for y'all? Oh i know blame Fox/Hurney for waisting a pick on him.

Posted by: joshsmith199065 | Mar 17, 2010 5:46:12 PM

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