FOUR BITS: Tebow, Wright, Harvin, Horford

By Adam Silverstein
March 9, 2015

1 » Former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow‘s dream of returning to the NFL has not died despite Tebow entering the world of broadcasting and refusing to either change positions or play in a lesser league (CFL, AFL) in order to get noticed by teams. According to the Boston Globe, which spoke with Tebow’s throwing coach of the last two years, the player may be considering entering the first-ever NFL Veteran Combine on March 22. “[Trainer Tom] House told us on Friday that he isn’t sure if Tebow will be attending the combine, but ‘he went from being a little inaccurate and didn’t throw a whole lot of spirals, to throwing very accurate and real good at spinning the ball.'” OnlyGators.com has spoken with the NFL’s regional combine officials on multiple occasions over the last few weeks but was told that an official roster would not be released either at all or at least until much closer to the event.


2 » The Southeastern Conference on Monday released its year-end awards for indoor track and field, and a number of Gators men were honored for their accomplishments during the 2015 campaign. Mike Holloway captured his third SEC Indoor Coach of the Year crown in the last five seasons (2011-12, 2015), while senior jumper Marquis Dendy was named SEC Field Athlete of the Year and KeAndre Bates earned SEC Freshman Field Athlete of the Year honors.

Dendy, who won the 2015 Cliff Harper Trophy for scoring the most points in the 2015 SEC Indoor Championships (20), captured league crowns in both the long jump and triple jump this season (becoming the first athlete to do so since Florida’s Christian Taylor in 2009). No. 1 men’s track and field captured the SEC indoor title on Feb. 28, winning five individual event championships including the 800 meters (junior Ryan Schnulle), 400 meters (junior Najee Glass) and shot put (senior Stipe Zunic). The Gators women also captured an SEC crown with junior Kyra Jefferson winning the 200 meters.

3 » Though the NFL free agency frenzy has already kicked off, not much has occurred regarding former Florida players. According to multiple reports, safety Major Wright will re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, keeping him with head coach Lovie Smith, who drafted Wright and has coached him for most of his professional career. New York Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin is expected to be on the move as the team recently agreed to trade for Brandon Marshall, meaning Harvin will eventually play for his fourth team in as many seasons. Update: According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets will cut Harvin on Tuesday.

4 » Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford did this in a throwback uniform recently.

7 Comments

  1. ntcrze says:

    If what the trainer says is true, then Tebow should participate in the veteran’s combine. You have to take his comments about Tebow’s accuracy being improved with a grain of salt, though. Tebow wasn’t a “little inaccurate and not throw a whole lot of spirals.” Tebow couldn’t hit the side of a barn, and that’s the reason he’s not in the NFL right now. He has most of the traits you’d want in an NFL quarterback. He’s big, strong, charismatic, a leader, and a winner. But you have to be able to throw the ball to be an NFL quarterback, and being in Meyer’s system didn’t prepare him to know how to read NFL defenses, as well. I think it’s just a pipe dream anyway, it’s hard to sit out for a lengthy period and come back in any professional sport. Ali did it, but he was the best before he missed a few years, and was a one of a kind athlete. Tebow is neither, so I don’t expect to see him in the NFL ever again.

    • 1974Gator says:

      What gives you the credentials to speak so authoritatively about Mr. Tebow?

      • 305Gator says:

        No credentials, this clown is a semihole troll with only negative things to say about the Gators. He is a pathetic loser.

    • G2 says:

      Think Tebow threw the ball well in college, one of the top 2 or 3 QB’s to ever play. Going to the NFL is like going from high school to college, maybe more drastic. Like Danny W, their game just didn’t translate to the next level.

  2. Timmy T says:

    Please, please somebody pick up Timmy. I’ll jump on the bandwagon for whatever team does.

    • G8RSwez says:

      I second this motion, especially since i’m a Bucs fan and will blacklist them from my household should they draft Winston…

  3. 1974Gator says:

    Looking at Al’s slam-dunk I did a double-take. Was a lot like a Dominique slam. Good b’ball times in ATL once again.

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