Belichick sees improvement in Tebow's game

Belichick sees improvement in Tebow's game
August 19, 2013, 3:45 pm

FOXBORO -- Tim Tebow did not have a very good night Friday in his second preseason game with the Patriots.

Tebow played the role of third-string quarterback, and finished 1-of-7 for -1 yard and an interception.

But Patriots coach Bill Belichick said that he has seen improvement in Tebow's game.

"Yeah, definitely," said Belichick. "I think if you look at the entire week last week that it will look different than the game did. In some cases, the game looked better for some players; in some cases, the game didn’t maybe look as good as some things during the week. We’ll just have to try to take all that into consideration." 

Belichick also implied that he's evaluating Tebow for more than just his completion percentage. He's also looking at his overall ability to make plays.

"I think the passing game is still the passing game," said Belichick. "All players have different skill sets and some guys do some things better than others. You have to look at the total package and what they’re able to do in all areas of the game. I think we see a lot of good quarterbacks in the NFL. They aren’t all maybe the best passers, but their ability to run and pass and make plays, however they make them – design plays, scramble plays, whatever it is – makes them a high level player. I don’t think there’s one specific style you have to have or don’t have to have. In the end it’s about production and being able to do enough things to be successful."