Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Senior Bowl Tebow: Del Rio a Fan?

"I thought the uniform fit well. The helmet was outstanding."

That's Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio, making his first appearance at the Senior Bowl -- and getting asked, obviously, about Tim Tebow.

I'm not sure how to read Del Rio on this. On the one hand, he is a friend of Urban Meyer's -- which will make Meyer feel more comfortable about the Jaguars drafting Tebow.

On the other hand, you get the sense that it won't be Del Rio's decision -- in the least -- about whether the team will draft Tebow. If they do, it will come down from owner Wayne Weaver.

(Why? Because, based on skills and immediate fit, there is little reason for the Jaguars to use the No. 10 or No. 11 overall pick of the draft on Tebow. But, as I've said: That hardly matters.)

And so Del Rio has to put on a happy face -- even a pleasantly coy face -- about Tebow, whether he likes it or not.

But it's not like everyone doesn't know Jacksonville's interest. It's not like a team is going to vault ahead of the Jaguars to steal him from them.

And so for every stone-jawed compliment Del Rio pays Tebow, you wonder whether he really means it.

1 comment:

  1. JDR doesn't sound like he's impressed.

    Dan, I'd really like to know what you think about what's going on w/Oakland's coaching situation & whether or not it could be related to Officially Crazy Al Davis possibly being interested in drafting Tim. Once again, great blog. :)