With nothing to gain, Miami Dolphins help Tim Tebow
BY JEFF DARLINGTONjdarlington@MiamiHerald.com
INDIANAPOLIS -- Dolphins quarterbacks coach David Lee already has been credited with some impressive accomplishments during the past seven years.
He's the assistant who brought the Wildcat offense to Miami in 2008, and he also is the former Cowboys quality control coach who is recognized for developing Tony Romo's throwing motion in 2003 before Romo budded into a star.
It could soon be time to add another: The Tim Tebow project
``I've learned a lot from Coach Lee,'' said Tebow, who concluded his NFL Combine workouts Sunday. ``He's a great coach. We worked a lot on different drops, on coming out of play actions, adjustments in plays they had. It's a wonderful experience for me.''
Although it has since subdued, Lee's tutelage began on the first day Tebow arrived at the Senior Bowl in late January. The pair immediately developed a strong bond as Lee began to quietly initiate a process that has become one of the biggest stories of the NFL Draft.
Although few have mentioned Lee's impact on Tebow's adjustments, the coach nonetheless had a major influence on the latest changes to his throwing motion.
``It's more like a tweak, it's not necessarily changing my whole motion, just the way I'm holding the ball and kind of how I'm getting to where I'm throwing it,'' Tebow said.
The Dolphins are unlikely to draft Tebow, which might make Lee's invested interest in the quarterback seem unusual. But Miami's role as the coaching staff at the Senior Bowl comes with a certain responsibility to actually coach the players.