The Facts: Tebow is throwing the ball better. Getting the ball to third and fourth-team receivers, where Tebow has gotten most of the snaps, is an adventure for the quarterback and the targets as both are learning the offense. “I have seen an improvement from Tim since the day we got him in terms of his knowledge of what we’re doing, understanding where everybody is,” HC Chip Kelly said. “There’s a whole process, and for him what we have done is different than what he’s done anywhere else. So in terms of learning our terminology and how we do things, I think each week you’ve seen an incremental bump in him, so we’re excited to see where that takes him and it’ll be a good competition as we get into August.”
Diehards Line: Meanwhile, Daily Times staffer Bob Grotz notes there is one period each and every day of Eagles minicamp in which Tebow leaves the other quarterbacks in his dust. It’s the zone-read drill. And you really don’t want to get in the way of the 6-2, 250-pound Tebow because he runs like it is “game on. ..." Grotz went on to advise readers not to underestimate the power of the mobile dimension Tebow brings. If he makes the 53-man roster, he’s someone the opposition will have to game-plan for unless they’re certain he won’t play. Sam Bradford almost certainly will be the starter to open the season, providing his left knee is 100 percent. Mark Sanchez guided the Eagles to a 4-4 record last season. Tebow is competing with Matt Barkley for the third-string job. Barkley isn’t nearly as mobile or powerful as Tebow, who with a lethal shovel pass also might be a factor in the red zone or as a two-point conversion specialist.