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Gailey talks Tebow

Posted by Chris Brown on March 30, 2010 – 12:42 pm

With Tim Tebow one of the dozen players on a pre-draft visit to One Bills Drive Monday, Bills head coach Chan Gailey offered a couple of comments about his impressions with the University of Florida QB.

“I think it’s obvious to everybody that he’s a very engaging young man,” said Gailey. “He’s a very intelligent football player. I really enjoyed the short time I had with him, talking football, talking life and just what he’s all about. You can see why he was an excellent leader at the University of Florida. I think he’s well ahead of a lot of people and headed toward a good career in the NFL.”

Gailey was also a quarterback at the University of Florida from 1971-73, so they no doubt had some Gator talk during their brief sit down.

With respect to the improvements Tebow has tried to make with his throwing motion Gailey feels his delivery is better now.

“I tell you what he made drastic improvement from where he was during his college career to where he was at his individual pro day,” Gailey said. “He made good progress. Whether that sticks when there are bodies flying around you and you’re in the heat of the battle… There are a lot of reps between those two times from doing it at a pro day with nobody running around you trying to hit you and when the bullets are starting to fly.”

Most NFL coaches love Tebow’s approach to football and while some might question his throwing motion, no one questions his intangibles and leadership skills. Where that puts him on Buffalo’s draft board however, is anyone’s guess.


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