Tim Tebow mostly had an uneventful night during his first time as a tight end for the Jacksonville Jags. Tebow participated in 16 snaps at tight end against the Browns, 24 percent of the offensive reps by the Jaguars. He had no involvement in special teams.
Tebow was among six who was targeted once with no receptions.
During a running play in Jacksonville’s 23-13 loss to the Browns on Saturday, Tebow fell after throwing his body against a defender, and then proceeded to run into his teammate upon getting up.
Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe shared his reaction to the block.
“No position is easy in the NFL especially IF* you’ve never played it b4. Blocking is all about angles and leverage, IF* I can do it weighing btw 215- 228. He definitely should be able to at 250, gotta get his mind right tho. Watch the tape and get better,” he tweeted.
“IF* his job was to seal, he used the wrong shoulder. Right shoulder to kick out, left shoulder to seal. It’s just going to take time for Tim to learn the nuances of playing the position.”
Of the six tight ends who played on Saturday night, Tebow was the only one to not be involved in a single special-teams play.
“It’s an uphill battle,” Jaguars offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell told USA Today regarding Tebow’s chances of making the team. “He’s learning a brand new position. But if you’ve ever been around that guy — I’ve only been around him for a few months — you won’t see a guy who prepares, trains and puts more into it than him.
“He’s put in hours upon hours. To be where he is right now, on the field in an NFL training camp, I think speaks a lot to his commitment.”
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