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Belichick insists Tebow is making progress

Patriots quarterback struggled in preseason game Aaron Wilson

Print This August 20, 2013, 06:11 AM EST

New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow had a lacklusted game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to say the least.

It was horrible, actually.

The third-string quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner completed only 1 of 7 passes for minus-1 yards with 30 rushing yards.

However, Patriots coach Bill Belichick insists that Tebow is getting better.

“Oh yeah, definitely,” Belichick told reporters. I think if you look at the entire week last week, it would look different than the game did. In some cases, the game looked better for some players, and in some cases the game didn’t look as good as some other things during the week. So we’ll just have to take all that into consideration.”

Tebow is a throwback to the days when quarterbacks ran more than they passed.

“I think the passing game is still the passing game,” Belichick said. “But all players have different skill sets. Some guys do some things better than others. You have to look at the total package and what they’re able to do in all areas of the game.

"I think we see a lot of good quarterbacks in the NFL, they aren’t all maybe the best passers but their ability to run and pass, and make plays however they make them makes them a high-level player. I don’t think there is one specific style you have to have, or don’t have to have. In the end, it’s about production and being able to do enough things to be successful.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.
 

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