TWO BITS: Tebow returns home, Driskel compared

By Adam Silverstein
September 9, 2010

1 » Former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow will once again be playing football in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL, on Sunday; unfortunately for many residents, he will be doing so as a member of the Denver Broncos – not the Jacksonville Jaguars. Nevertheless, Jags players know that the city is Tebow’s for the day, just ask star running back Maurice Jones-Drew. “It’s his town man. It’s going to be exciting for him,” Jones-Drew said. “Everybody is probably going to try to be at the hotel and see him. Word around here flies around fast where everyone is staying, so my advice to him is get a private room and stay in there the entire night.”

Homecoming or not, ESPN analyst and former QB Trent Dilfer continues to seriously doubt Tebow’s future in the NFL, even though he is rooting for him on a personal level. “I’m one that said he won’t [succeed],” Dilfer said. “I want to be wrong. I want Tim Tebow to be a superstar because there’s one thing you cannot coach and that’s will. […] Saying that, if he is successful as a quarterback in the first three years of his career, it will be one of the most remarkable jobs of coaching by Josh McDaniels and his staff that we have seen since [what] Bill Walsh did with Joe Montana. It will be absolutely mind-boggling from a quarterback standpoint if Josh McDaniels and his staff can make him a successful quarterback in the first three years.”

2 » Five-star Florida QB commit Jeff Driskel (Oviedo, FL), already an accomplished high school player, is drawing further comparisons to Tebow after running for 68- and 61-yard touchdowns while simultaneously setting his school’s single-game rushing record in a game last week. Driskel, who ran for 246 yards in the game, brushes off the Tebow talk, even though it is complimentary. “People are going to make that comparison just because of my size and the fact that I’m committed to Florida,” he told the Orlando Sentinel. “I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing and keep leading my team.”

Photo Credit: Ed Reinke/Associated Press


  1. Gatorbuc15 says:

    I can’t wait to see Jeff Driskel in a Gator uni! That guy is a beast!

    On another note, I’ve never liked Trent Dilfer. Especially when he was the Buccaneers quarterback.

  2. Tampa Tom says:

    What dose Dildo or Dilfer know about be a good quarterback anyway HE SUCKED !!

  3. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Well, ESPN sure seems to think he was a great QB. And apparently they seem to think people care about his opinion as well. LMAO!
    Dilfer sucks.

  4. Joe says:

    Dilfer may suck but he’s got a super bowl ring

  5. AddoozieO says:

    A Super Bowl won by Ray Lewis and a great Defense…Dilfer had less to do with his team winning a Super Bowl, than any QB in the history of the NFL.

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