3 ways we could face Tebow. My guess is that he will be used as a pass catching tight end due to their injuries there.
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Here are three ways that Tebow could fit with the Patriots.http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/ ... ts-offense
1. Goal-line/short-yardage runner
One of the areas that Tebow excelled in with Denver was as a goal-line and short-yardage situational runner. The Patriots know that full well, as Tebow rushed for two touchdowns in a 2011 regular-season matchup against them when he was the Broncos' starter. The Patriots have Stevan Ridley as their workhorse running back, but Tebow has the build and strength after contact needed to earn tough yards.
2. Option attack
There have been a host of quarterbacks who have put the read-option back on the map in recent seasons, and Tebow has the athletic ability to do the same for the Patriots. He's not a burner with his speed, but his combination of size and agility makes him difficult to bring down. That was part of what made him successful in college at Florida. Of course, part of the read-option involves throwing, and while Tebow has struggled with accuracy, the Patriots will work to improve that to the point that he can be counted on to hurt a team with his arm.
3. Another position/special teams
Yes, Tebow has been a quarterback by trade and has previously insinuated that he has no interest in playing another position, but given the lack of recent interest in his services, it's possible he's willing at this point to do whatever it takes to sustain an NFL career. He stands at 6-foot-3 and close to 240 pounds, a frame big enough to at least give fullback or tight end a shot. He has experience handling the football and we've already touched upon his ability to gain yards in space. He's a bruising runner who is unafraid to initiate contact with defenders. The Jets briefly toyed with Tebow at positions other than quarterback but never appeared to give it a full effort, at least in game action. They did work him on the punt team, and the Patriots may see core special-teams value for Tebow as well.