Two worst ideas I’ve heard today, if not EVER

25 02 2010

I have heard some pretty bad ideas in my day. I’ve had quite a few myself. But two things I heard today are threatening to make my all-time top 10 list of bad ideas.

First, Tim Tebow declares he is not throwing during the quarterback drills this weekend at the NFL Combine. I totally understand his thought process behind the decision, but choosing to skip the drills only proves he is not ready to be an NFL quarterback. And anyone thinking he has a chance to get drafted in the first round need to seek some professional help. He may prove he is a stud athlete in the other drills, but this puts a big red flag up to anyone thinking of drafting him as a quarterback.

Second, is all the speculation that Jimmy Clausen will (1) be drafted ahead of Sam Bradford and (2) possibly be a top 10 pick. OK, someone left the hype machine running all night and now we are all knee-deep in it. Clausen is overrated as it is. He only racked up the large amount of passing yards because Notre Dame didn’t have any sort of running game and were behind more than they were winning.  Anyone who takes two minutes to look past his passing yards and the fact that he played for Notre Dame (sorry, he is no Joe Montana or Joe Theisman) and actually watch film on this guy will tell you he is not a first round talent. Plus he is not even expected to audition for any NFL scouts prior to the draft due to his injury – not even at the Notre Dame pro day. Of course that could change, but if it doesn’t, what team in their right mind would waste a first round pick on this guy? Is a first round pick that expendable these days? And don’t even get me started on his overall qualifications as a Tier 1 quarterback, check this out and it will explain exactly why Clausen does not have the talent to be a first round quarterback selection. — Nuff said.

One parting shot … if the NFL has Tim Tebow on the NFL Draft invite list, it will be the worst mistake since Tiger Woods got married (awww, too soon?). There is no possible way he is one of the top 10 guys drafted and it would only prove how much the NFL wants to pimp him like … ok I’ll skip the Tiger Woods reference here. But to be honest, there is a part of me that wants to see him suffer worse than Aaron Rodgers sitting all alone at the table waiting for his name to get called.

Mr Pressbox Out!!