New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow continues to build on his reputation as the hardest working man in football after spending time with former major league pitcher Tom House to correct his throwing mechanics.
Tebow— who has been unrelentingly criticized for his unorthodox throwing motion— spent five days last week working with House at a University of Southern California facility. The innovative House— who has a doctorate in psychology and is known as a wizard in correcting athlete's arm mechanics— is a volunteer pitching coach for the Trojans and has worked with other NFL quarterbacks in the past including— Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Alex Smith.
It looks like Tebow has now taken his Jets future out of the hands of God and placed it under the bespectacled-eyes of a guru.
House told ESPN that he thinks Tebow "is getting better, but the proof is in the pudding. Being here at USC is different than being with the New York Jets."
The 65-year old House— a former major league pitcher with the Braves, Red Sox and Mariners in the 70's— uses a 3D video analysis in coordination with traditional training drills to fix any inconsistencies in a player's throwing motion.
The left-handed House must have had his work cut out for himself with the southpaw Tebow, but we'll have to wait and see if his tinkering was a success. The media was not allowed to watch the pair work out together as per the quarterback's request.
Tebow will be joining the Jets in Cortland, N.Y. Thursday when training camp opens. His wildcat style is expected to play a significant role in the offense backing up starter Mark Sanchez— including handling most of the downs inside the red zone.