Mariotti Show Recap: Thursday, Dec. 12th

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on December 12, 2013.

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 12, 2013:
LATEST ON BROWN-SABAN
– Trying to wade through the b.s.
– Brown will be gone, Saban trying to leverage maximum control and money
– Harbaugh? Tomlin? Shaw? You’ll hear every name, via leveraging agents

PEYTON MANNING
– Temperature won’t drop below 32, so forget the cold-weather stigma tonight
– If throws 6 TDs, breaks Brady’s record
– Sportsman of Year?

RUSSELL WILSON
– Drafted by baseball’s Texas Rangers
– Football safer
– Can’t be two-sport athlete as an NFL QB
– But should consider a short NFL career, then baseball
– Win his Super Bowl and MVP now, then preserve body and head

LEBRON JAMES
– Says NBA has no rivalries?
– Then why doesn’t he embrace Heat-Pacers as rivalry?
– He ho-hums it while Pacers taking it seriously

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 12, 2013:
BROWN-SABAN
– AJ McCarron says Saban staying, but remember Pinocchio factor
– How will Saban deal with good-old-boy politics, regents at Texas?
– Gov. Rick Perry? Longhorn Network? Saban wants no part of that
– Only will go with blockbuster deal

GRIFFIN BENCHING
– Shanahan’s history with Plummer, McNabb, benchings
– Trying to save reputation, too late, too animated, firing a certainty
– Snyder exploring ways to fire him and witthold money
– Griffin’s standing in locker room affected
– What about other injured players who still must play?
– Snyder shouldn’t be BFF with young QB
– Shanahan effectively has pointed out that Griffin coddled, humbled
– John Madden says affects integrity of game, sitting when healthy
– He’s right — not at Atl or at NYG, but Cowboys on 12/22
– Cousins, could become big trade piece

CUTLER/MCCOWN
– Mistake to bring back Cutler
– McCown, folk hero, running offense better than Cutler ever did
– Urlacher, a Cutler critic, agrees
– Cutler, Vick, Cousins all could be available in offseason

BASEBALL
– Winter meetings slow
– All the drama last week
– Cano presser later today in Seattle, whither Jay Z?
– Yankees rejects Gardner-Phillips deal

MANZIEL
– Says he’s ready for NFL
– He should leave now, because he’ll be third QB taken
– Next year, dealing with Winston, Mariota, others
– Nothing left to accomplish at A&M, only take more autograph $

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 12, 2013:
BRONCOS
– Not just Manning and offense, evaluating porous and injured defense
– No Welker, concussions
– Slow starts

INCOGNITO, MARTIN
– Both done in Miami
– As Dolphins make unlikely playoff push, don’t want distractions
– Vets pushing for Incognito, stays suspended
– Martin has NFL future. Incognito does not. Maybe in MMA.

OFFICIATING
– NFL wants replays out of central office
– Triplette goofs again
– Three other glaring gaffes Sunday

PRIVATE PARTS
– First Davis, not Starks complain about tackling there
– Players don’t wear cups, can’t run in them

FOOTBALL IN OLYMPICS?
– Can’t work, not enough countries play it
– Conflict with camps
– Head injuries, worldwide? Really?
– Goodell should stop global chase

TE’O
– Life after girlfriend flap
– OK with Chargers

WINSTON
– Accuser’s lawyer sets Friday presser
– Timed for Heisman

NO PLATE COLLISIONS
– RIght call, dramatic as they are
– Owners protecting investments
– Buster Posey Rule

 

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