As Tebow gets the toss from Sanchez, he will be looking at something like this:
In this example, on this play, there is no option. Tebow must keep it and RUN it here. The Cornerback has his back to Tebow, which is a huge mistake if you’re trying to stop him from running. Defenses could show this look if they start to panic, as this unconventional play unfolds. Tebow is an NFL Quarterback, and whether he is accurate or not is irrelevant. He is a BETTER passer than ANY running back in the league… so defenses must respect that.
When a defense notices that a simple toss left, turns into a halfback pass option, they might choose to backpedal and defend the deep threat. As you can see here, that leaves Tebow with 10-15 yards to run before a defender is in range of making a play.
The reaction on this play resembles just one of the ways a defense might respond.
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