Friday, July 19, 2013

LSU QB: It's not like I have Tebow's mechanics


Everyone knows Tim Tebow's throwing motion is as ugly as it gets.

But the last thing the New England Patriots' third string quarterback needs is a mediocre college player reminding him about it. (photo: ArcticWhirlwind, Flickr)

LSU signal-caller Zach Mettenberger has been less than spectacular in his non-community college career, but the 22-year-old takes solace in the fact that he doesn't have the attributes of a certain media darling NFLer.

“It’s not like I’m Tim Tebow and have terrible mechanics,” Mettenberger told reporters this week, via Christopher Price of WEEI.

Fair point, maybe. But Tebow -- terrible mechanics aside -- does have a Heisman Trophy, a lot money and even more respect from his professional peers.

Mettenberger has, well, a long way to go. He hasn't exactly been stellar on the field since becoming a Tiger, and before that, he was only known for pleading guilty to sexual battery during his short stint at Georgia.

Regardless, in mid-July, we'll take a good quote.

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