'NFL Total Access' recap: Tim Tebow's role with Pats a mystery

Did you miss Friday's edition of "NFL Total Access" on NFL Network? Catch up with this recap:

Tim Tebow's Role

Willie McGinest said one thing we know is that the New England Patriots do NOT have a QB competition. For him, Tebow will be a utility guy and will play wherever he contributes best. He then said there is not really a good answer for that role. Shaun O'Hara agreed, saying Tebow should be tried out everywhere to see what he is capable of. According to O'Hara, he is in a great situation as he gets to learn from two of the best minds in the NFL, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

Marshall Faulk on 49ers

Scott Hanson reminded Faulk that he went 10-2 as a starter against the San Francisco 49ers. Faulk said that Anquan Boldin is the obvious No. 1 receiver. He gave Boldin partial credit for Joe Flacco's success and said the 49ers' question is who No. 2 will be. Faulk liked quarterback Colin Kaepernick's control of practice and thinks he showed poise and has a good relationship with his coach. When asked how much Frank Gore has left in the tank, Faulk said he still has a lot left. Faulk said the Niners looked motivated and ready to outdo themselves in 2013.

Stacey Dales on Packers

Dales detected a little remorse from Rodgers in the way he handled the Ryan Braun situation. Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Braun share a business partnership in Milwaukee, and Rodgers just wants to put this issue to rest. Dales loved the message that Green Bay Packers McCarthy conveyed: protection, connection, and reflection. McCarthy showed a video of the team's receiving Super Bowl rings from a couple seasons ago.

Faulk on Adrian Peterson

Marshall Faulk thinks Peterson can repeat his 2,000-yard performance from 2012 for the Minnesota Vikings, but that it isn't up to him: It is up to quarterback Christian Ponder to make the offense more efficient. He added that the goal isn't to break records -- it is to win the Super Bowl. Faulk thinks this team will take off if Ponder can improve.

Expectations for Saints

O'Hara thinks the biggest factor is the identity and mindset of the 2012 New Orleans Saints. He said offensively, there isn't much room to improve but thinks if anyone can improve the offense, it's coach Sean Payton. McGinest said the defense was hatrocious -- a mix of horrible and atrocious. He added that if the front end and the back end can come together under the tutelage of Rob Ryan, then the offense is strong enough to propel them to a winning record.

Michael Fabiano in-studio

In a quick fantasy talk, Fabiano said he is having second thoughts about ranking Arian Foster No. 1 after Foster was placed on the PUP. When asked about Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin, Fabiano said he is waiting to bring him down in his rankings until after we hear more about his status.

Will Pats have challengers in AFC East?

McGinest believes the Miami Dolphins have gotten better in the offseason and stand a chance to usurp the reigning division champs. O'Hara agreed with McGinest and brought up the three close losses last year. He added that improvement in the run game will be essential.

Be sure to tune into "NFL Total Access" on Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

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