Mariotti Show Recap: Wednesday, Dec. 11th

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on December 11, 2013.

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 11, 2013:
GRIFFIN BENCHED FOR SEASON
– Shanahan says protecting him against sacks and injuries
– Contradiction of his recent “need him to get reps” comment
– Cousins is his test-tube project, too
– Shanahan’s last stand as an NFL coach
– Classic Washington political mess
– Griffin doesn’t want rap of being a coach-killer
– Briles may be only coach to save Griffin
– In addition to feast Rams got, also get No. 1 in ’14, would be 2 overall
– Griffin close to tears other day

BROWN/SABAN/TEXAS
– Mack gone, will resign
– All Texas eyes upon Saban again
– Why would Saban stay at Alabama? His work is done, loss to Auburn, McCarron gone.
– Need to feed all-access Longhorn Network, per ESPN
– Nick not into that, but beats Alabama microscope
– Brown buyout only $2.7 m, owed $40 m after this season
– Saban? Will he want to be all-access enterainer for net?
– Who else fits bill? Briles?

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 11, 2013:
GRIFFIN

BROWN/SABAN/TEXAS

HEAT-PACERS
– Heat vulnerable down low, Hibbert and West unstoppable in paint
– Pacers, best defense in league
– LeBron weak in fourth quarter, turnovers, missed FTs and shots
– Pacers made it big deal, Heat ho-hummed it
– Pacers have front line and depth to win NBA title
– They want homecourt edge, having lost Game 7 in Miami
– Heat have health issues, Wade did play well
– LeBron says not into December showdowns, should be
– Heat sporadic, soft in middle, weak rebounding team
– Wasn’t a big Paul George night, yet three big late 3s
– Rematch Dec. 18 in Miami

BRYANT
– Looked much better, more confident, had a dunk
– Gave himself a B after debut F
– Team around him stinks — should trade Gasol, forget playoffs
– D’Antoni corrects Kobe, says proud of 10-9 start, tension there

COUSINS, GRIFFIN PRESS CONFERENCES

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 11, 2013:
SHANAHAN PRESS CONFERENCE

INTERVIEW WITH AMANI TOOMER, NBC SPORTS RADIO

BROWN/SABAN/TEXAS UPDATE

ANDREW WIGGINS TERRIFIC, KANSAS STRUGGLING

 

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