ESPN Hannah Storm and Mark Schlereth Attack Tim Tebow Behind the Scenes? (Video)

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Jan 30, 2013 10:53 AM EST
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New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow warms up before the start of their NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars(Photo : REUTERS/Daron Dean) "

Ever think you're doing something without being watched? Well ESPN's Hannah Storm and Mark Schlereth were caught on live camera criticizing Tim Tebow's abilities as a quarterback and as an athlete in general.

An apparent Tebow fan put this video together on YouTube as he either recovered the show on DVR or paused and rewound the action. Here is the video, you can fast forward to 19 seconds to skip his intro.

Storm's producer lets her know on her ear piece that she was live. She looked like a five-year-old caught red-handed trying to reach for the cookie jar.

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ESPN was live at Media Day at the Super Dome in New Orleans. Tebow is such a popular topic that he was mentioned at this event which is solely meant to focus on the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XLVII meeting taking place on Sunday.

The topic Storm and Schlereth are discussing relates to the league's criticism of Tebow at the quarterback position. The New York Jets traded for him to run the Wild Cat Offense, proving they didn't trust his arm. Now, the Jets see no use in Tebow as they had their third-string QB, Greg McElroy, start over Tebow in the latter part of the season.

Many NFL analysts, not just Schlereth, see Tebow as a possible tight end. The problem with this position change is that, according to Schlereth, Tebow can't catch the ball.

"But I'm going to tell you. I talked to a bunch of Broncos coaches who said 'I just don't know if he's a fluid enough athlete to go over and play tight end ... they say he doesn't catch the ball naturally either," said Schlereth in the part that's a bit tough to listen.

If this is the case, what use will any team have of Tebow in the NFL? Not even the Jacksonville Jaguars, who had the 21st ranked passing game in the league, want to take a chance on Tebow.

Once again, many NFL analysts also forecast a change to the CFL for Tebow as it looks like there is no space for him in the NFL.

Right now, Tebow's legacy stands as the guy nobody in the Jets' organization wants to take blame for acquiring over the 2012 offseason. Owner Woody Johnson passed the blame down to general manager Mike Tannenbaum, who recently confessed it was his decision.

Let's see what other news Tebow and the Jets muster up around Super Bowl time. Now, you know your team is controversial and a player is popular when they are brought up during Super Bowl discussions. 

Will Tebow every catch a break? 

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