New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow stretches before the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets at EverBank Field.
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So much for the whole bearing good tidings thing. In a roundtable discussion on Monday morning's SportsCenter,
ESPN analyst Merrill Hoge went on a rant about New York Jets
quarterback Tim Tebow, saying that he's "as phony as a three-dollar
bill" and that the New York Jets didn't realize "how bad Tim Tebow was"
when they traded for him.
analyst Ron Jaworski tries to defend Tebow's handling of his yearlong
situation with the Jets while insider Adam Schefter attempts to relay a
conversation he had with Tebow late Sunday night regarding the ESPN New York report
that he asked out of the Wildcat formation for the team's game with San
Diego. While both are given time to make their points, they are just
lulls between Hoge's fury-laden sound bites.
"He is not going to win for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
All he will do is set the franchise back further if that is a possible
feat," Hoge said. "This organization is down as far as you can get. The
last person they need is a guy like this now that we're starting to see
his true colors."
I'm almost surprised that noted Tebow defender Skip Bayless didn't stop his workout in the company gym
midbench press and come raging into the studio and lunge across the
desk at Hoge after those kind of comments. Check out the full segment