Well ESPN had claimed to thumbing down the Tebow talk and rhetoric, but it was full go ahead on Tebow this morning.
According to USA Today, during this mornings SportsCenter NFL analyst went Merril Hodge went on a furious negative Tebow rant that was highlighted by Hodge saying “Tebow’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.
Quarterback guru tried to defend Tebow, but Hodge was having none of that.
“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.”
In what little defense I have for Tebow I can understand he feels like the Jets jerked him around all season. Still as a teammate who proclaims he’ll do whatever to help the team win, Tebow should have just went into the game. Not sure how long it will take for Tim to live this down.
No word yet on whether or not Skip Bayless confronted Hodge in the back of the studio.