Tebow Pleased with Pro Day Performance

Tim Tebow was the focus of UF's Pro Day as the former Heisman winner showed off his new throwing motion to NFL scouts, coaches, and executives and everyone else in attendance. Overall, Tebow thought he did well and said the immediate feedback he received was positive.

On how he felt...

"I felt pretty good. I thought it was pretty positive. I think I made a lot of changes and improved a lot of things. There's still a lot of room for improvement, a lot of areas that I can get better at. But I thought I've made a lot of strides."

On having most of the focus on him...

"I've been in some situations where there's been some pressure on me, so I think it's all helped me for situations like this. The great thing about this is that after the pro-days you still have opportunities to show things for other teams. I just tried to be myself and have fun and approach it the way I do with everything."

On his comfort level with the new throwing motion...

"Yeah, I'm getting more comfortable. It feels natural to me. That was one thing I wanted to show was that I didn't change all this crazy stuff, and for the most part, it felt comfortable and looked comfortable. I think that's something they noticed."

On the experience...

"This is definitely a unique experience and something that will be very memorable. It's been a little bit like a rollercoaster. There have been some people that have been very supportive and others that have been discouraging, but that's the way it's always been. I relish everything. The people who support me and believe me help to push me, and the people who don't believe in me pushes me even more. That's great for me because I'm a very self-motivated person and it just helps me even more."

On any feedback from today...

"Everything they were saying today was pretty positive. I don't know what they're saying behind closed doors. But what I heard was pretty positive, so that's how I'll take it."

On shaking hands today with ESPN's Todd McShay...

"I treat others how I want to be treated (joking)."

On making the change in his motion before draft day...

"The question was why don't you wait until you're drafted to start working on the things you need to work on. For me, if I know I need to work on something, I'm not going to wait to change it. I wasn't worried about being scared or worried about not being perfect because I'm not going to make it. I just worked on the changes and wanted to show my coachability because I think that's important. I didn't want to show that I was going to be stubborn."

On feeling comfortable with the change...

"When you do something so many times it becomes muscle memory. You can train yourself to do it under pressure. It's not going to be like a game, but you can simulate it with people running at you and you have to process information and still have those same fundamentals. We've worked on that thousands and thousands of times. Those things are becoming muscle memory when it wasn't even something on my mind. That's the great thing about a strong work ethic. When you work on something enough, it will change."

On the people that have helped him...

"There have been so many people that have invested in me and my life, especially over the last couple of months. It goes all the way back to my family, friends and coaches and agents. Even coaches I met with at the combine have tried to encourage me and it meant the world to me."

On feeling natural with a throwing motion...

"In a game when you're just making throws, that's hard to change. But when you're in a game and in the pocket, that you can change. It's how you practice all week and practice all season. You get to the point where you don't have to think about it. You don't have to think about your motion, it just becomes natural."

On why he didn't focus more on his motion in college...

"The goal was to complete passes, score touchdowns and win championships. Now the goal is trying to improve me in a different way."

On John Brantley...

"John Brantley is going to be a very good quarterback. He's worked extremely hard the last few years and especially the last few months. I've heard a lot of things about him taking a leadership role and stepping up. He can throw the football efficiently. He's got a lot of drive. He has good mechanics. He's going to be a great quarterback. Besides his mom and dad, I'm his biggest fan."

On getting better...

"I felt like if I could keep the things I do well and improve on the things I could improve on, then I could become better and that was my goal. I wasn't satisfied and I thought I could get better."

On receiving all the criticism...

"I think it's something that I relish because people at least care about what I'm doing. If people are talking about me whether it's good or bad, they at least care and feel that I'm important. There are a lot of bigger things that I want to do other than football and football is the platform to help me get there."


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