Quarterback Guru Says He Fixed Tim Tebow With Tai Chi

Steve Clarkson, a quarterback coach who has worked with Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Leinart, and Matt Barkley, believes that he has fixed Tim Tebow's elongated and terrible throwing motion. How has he fixed the major flaw in Tebow's game that other coaches have spent years trying to correct? With Tai Chi, obviously.

From Newsday:

"There was a lot of Tai Chi that we kind of put into his workouts where we really taught him to make his body work as one unit," said Clarkson, who said he was contacted by Tebow's agent, Jimmy Sexton, to work with the quarterback in the off-season. "Most people who watch him will say for the most part that he has his moments when he throws in rhythm, he throws quite well. It's when he had to reset himself, that's when he would tend to get off balance and the ball would come off in an unnatural manner."

Has Tebow solved the problem?

"There's no question he can [shorten his throwing motion]" Clarkson said. "The things that he needs to work on are very coachable and actually very minor."

Want proof that Tebow is throwing better? Why don't you just take a look at the picture at the top of this post, which Clarkson posted on his personal blog about a month ago. I'm not exactly sure what that picture is meant to tell us, because Clarkson doesn't offer any kind of explanation, but it was probably taken with a very fancy camera, so it must be important.

[Newsday]