ESPN Tebow talk continued Monday (Jan. 28). Mark Schlereth and Hannah Storm were having what they thought was a private discussion between ESPN segments, but it turned out they were talking about Tim Tebow live. According to a report from Yahoo!, it only lasted a few moments, but the apparent love-affair the network has with everything "Tebow" even carried over to Super Bowl 2013 coverage.
It seems that Schlereth was intent on telling Storm about "inside information" he had in regard to Tebow's future in the league. He is quoted as stating, "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."
Those aren't exactly glowing remarks, but it is something that Schlereth and the network could brush aside if they choose to. As for Storm, she never really seemed interested in the discussion, choosing instead to just humor Schlereth as he spoke. It also seemed like (on the video) that this isn't the first time that Storm has dealt with comments like this being made off camera.
This latest ESPN Tebow coverage might seem like overkill, especially when it's about the backup quarterback of a New York Jets team that has nothing to do with the 2013 Super Bowl. Expect this story to have more legs than it should and for more Tim Tebow talk to detract from the players that have earned the spotlight. As for Hannah Storm and Mark Schlereth, they haven't issued a statement yet, nor has ESPN officially commented on it.