2 BITS: Eagles see ‘improvement’ in Tim Tebow

By Adam Silverstein
June 19, 2015

1 » Reviews of his efforts in organized team activities have not been kind to former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow, but don’t tell Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly that. “I have seen an improvement from Tim since the day we got him in terms of his knowledge of what we’re doing, understanding where everybody is,” Kelly told the Delaware County Daily Times. “There’s a whole process, and for him what we have done is different than what he’s done anywhere else. So in terms of learning our terminology and how we do things, I think each week you’ve seen an incremental bump in him, so we’re excited to see where that takes him, and it’ll be a good competition as we get into August.”

Tebow, of course, will be competing for reps with likely starter Sam Bradford, backup Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkely, who he will try to unseat for the No. 3 role. Times writer Bob Grotz notes that Tebow has been leaving “the other quarterbacks in the dust” during the zone-read drill, and while his throwing mechanics “still require extensive tweaking,” he is at least “throwing the ball better,” especially considering the fact that he’s been tossed into a system unlike anything he’s run before at the NFL level.

2 » According to The Gainesville Sun, former Gators walk-on guard Billy Donovan Jr. – the son of former Florida head coach Billy Donovan – has secured his first coaching job. The younger Donovan will begin his career as the junior varsity head coach at Trinity Catholic High School in Ocala, Florida; he will also serve as an assistant coach for the varsity squad. “It’s one of the best moves I could have made. It matured and shaped me into the person I am today,” Donovan Jr. told the paper about joining the Florida basketball program as a walk-on and student assistant. “I’m really excited about the job at Trinity. … It will be a great start for me, and I just hope to keep building the program.”

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