Tim Tebow has arrived in New England. As if the entire sports world hadn’t noticed.
In New York, Tebow’s arrival meant controversy and chaos, but the Patriots, and Bill Belichick‘s mundane style, tamed that beast before it was even unleashed from its cage. Now, the biggest question for the cult hero is whether he can actually play.
Tebow looked pretty raw during his first few practices with the Patriots, but two days in a new system won’t yield impressive results from any player, nevermind one with such clear mechanical issues. Tebow at least deserves a chance to change perceptions and maybe make the roster, but he is by no means guaranteed a roster spot — nor should he be.
The Patriots only get 53 guys to work on their roster and even fewer on game days. So, while Tebow may be an intriguing project, he shouldn’t take a spot away from someone like rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld or maybe even a veteran like Jeff Tarpinian.
NESN.com’s NFL writers Luke Hughes and Doug Kyed jumped on the podcast to hash out some thoughts on Tebow’s first few days in New England and consider his chances at making the final roster. They also discussed the development of the reworked receiving corps, Brandon Spikes‘ potential future with the team and some other leftover nuggets from the week that was.
So, turn up the volume, kick up your feet and enjoy this week’s Patriots podcast.