Rodney_Zero, on 15 November 2012 - 04:21 PM, said:
Gruden loves every QB in the NFL, just look at how many he had in Oak & Tampa
Anyone who wants Gruden can almost bet on Tebow being an Eagle. Gruden has praised Tebow more than anyone not named Skip Bayless. He just said a few weeks ago on MNF that Tebow will be a starter in 2013 for the right coach. The below quotes are from 2009 to this past week.
“Tebow has proved to a lot of people that he’s a premier competitor, he’s a great game day clutch, hard-nosed football player,” Gruden said Wednesday morning on ESPN Radio.
“He's like Brandon Jacobs playing quarterback. He’s 250 pounds. He’s the strongest human being who’s ever played the position. Ever. He will kick the living [expletive] out of a defensive lineman. He’ll fight anybody. He is rare. Tebow is the kind of guy who could revolutionize the game.”
"Tim Tebow is the 'wildcat' who can throw,'' said Gruden. "This guy is 250 pounds of concrete cyanide, man. And he can throw. He throws well enough at any level to play quarterback. He can play quarterback in the NFL."This guy is totally different. He's got Rich Gannon, Drew Brees, that kind of makeup as a team guy."
"Tebow's been a big lightning rod for quite some time,'' said Gruden, the ESPN Monday Night Football analyst and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach. "It's 10 weeks into the season, and it's obvious, based on film and stat sheets I've seen, that he's not going to be the every-down quarterback of the New York Jets.
"I feel for the kid, because I'm a fan of Tebow's. His teammates are tired, probably exhausted, of being asked about him. I hate to hear that people are on that wagon right now. I got a lot of confidence in the person he is and the kind of player he is. He'll end up making a difference for somebody.
Gruden added: "I'm from Florida. I can tell you there's an army of Tebow fans down here. Down the road, someone will give him an opportunity, whether it's New York or elsewhere."