In response to the debate between Bill Williamson and John Clayton over how Tim Tebow's game will translate to the pros, David Fleming provides his own take.
I spent a good deal of time in April breaking down film on Tim Tebow and I kept coming back to the same two conclusions:
1. Good God, his throwing motion at Florida was so bad, I wonder how he even managed to stay upright in the pocket, let alone complete any passes.
2. Who cares?
Seriously, as a person and as an athlete there's only one way to describe the Heisman Trophy winner, two-time NCAA champ and Denver Broncos savior: a winner, through and through. So does it even matter that his technique is sometimes so awful he resembles a kinetic pretzel more than a QB?
So, just to really mess with this debate, I've come up with a quick list 12 Hall of Famers who are proof that major flaws and NFL immortality are not at all mutually exclusive.
1. Emmitt Smith: A so-called recruiting expert named Max Emfinger once said Emmitt wasn't big or fast enough to play on the next level. Emfinger went so far as to call him a lugger, not a runner. Now, would I put Smith in my top five all-time greatest backs in NFL history? No. But I wouldn't exactly call him a lugger, either.