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Live discussion: The fast decline of Tim Tebow

December 21, 2012|By Houston Mitchell

This week's Friday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," starring Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- will start at 11:30 a.m. today and cover a host of topics.

One topic could include the fast decline of Tim Tebow. As Farmer wrote earlier this week,

"For a guy who can find the good in just about anything, even Tim Tebow is having problems putting a positive spin on what's gone on with the New York Jets this season.

"All that talk about his being a true factor in the offense? Blather.

"Tebow hasn't been involved in one scoring play this season, and the notion of his running the wildcat or being a threat around the goal line doesn't rank as even an afterthought anymore.

"Greg McElroy will start at quarterback Sunday when the Jets host the San Diego Chargers, yet another admission that the decision to trade for Tebow was a failure. No matter what the Jets promised Tebow when they acquired him from the Denver Broncos last spring, they didn't come through with it.

"All that move did was further distract a team already adrift, and maybe accelerated the decline of Mark Sanchez.

"NFL Slam with Mark and Sam" is usually held every Monday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. You can watch it on this blog post. If you have questions for Mark and Sam, email them to sportshangout@latimes.com and we will try to get them answered live during the chat.

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