Mariotti Show Recap: Wednesday, Dec. 4th

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on December 4, 2013.

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 4, 2013:
ELLSBURY/YANKEES
— $254 m for Ellsbury and McCann is overspending
— Desperate, so much for Hal Steinbrenner’s tax threshold
— Both NY tabloids call him “Ellsbury Dough Boy”
— Ellsbury is 30, will make $22 m when 37
— Can he stay health, produce reliable power?
— Overextending veterans reason Yankees in current fix
— They aren’t done. Cano? Choo? Kuroda? Tanaka?
— Whither Cano? Take less $ or $200 m in Seattle?
— Yankees do business with Boras, diss Jay-Z
— So many ex-Red Sox have wound up with Yankees
— Crisis: shrinking TV ratings, Rivera/Pettitte gone, Jeter in decline, A-Rod saga, missed playoffs second time 19 years, Red Sox win third time in 10 years.

MIKE TOMLIN
— NFL comes down on him as it should for impeding kick return
— $100,000, possible forfeiture of draft picks
— Integrity ravaged. Could have gotten someone hurt too
— Should be removed from sacred competition committee

JASON KIDD
— In news again, for wrong reasons again
— Demotes assistant Frank to lackey job
— Bad idea, signing Kidd for name value
— Now there’s no assistant with NBA head-coaching experience
— Injured team, but Kidd is a mess
— Nets most expensive NBA team ever, absolute debacle

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 4, 2013:
ELLSBURY/CANO
— Recap story
— Envision a Yankees lineup
— Jay-Z should take deep breath, accept that Boras beat him
— He should tell Cano to stay in New York, not die in Seattle

TOMLIN

NFL OFFICIALS
— Are they too old for a fast, high-tech game?
— $10-billion league has too much $ for aging part-timers
— Wonder if mentally in shape when mistakes late in games?
— Hire younger refs full-time, work for NFL in offseason

NFL RECORDS
— Offensive heyday
— Safety rules a big reason

BUT … LOT OF LOUSY FOOTBALL
— Defensive play sometimes non-existent
— Injury epidemic
— War of attrition, ACL tears at all-time high
— Lack of total roster development, need development league
— Backup QBs should be priority

TEBOW
— Weighing three TV offers
— Most-searched athlete of 2013, hasn’t played a down
— Quietly working out in LA, still believes he can be NFL QB
— He and Newton, careers have flip-flopped since Florida days

COACHES ON HOT SEAT
— Kubiak, Shanahan, Frazier, Schiano, Ryan, Munchak, Allen, Philbin
— Where does Gruden best fit? Washington, with Griffin. Houston, with possible No. 1 pick in Bridgewater. Maybe Miami, with built-in foundation and Tannehill.
— USC inquired about Gruden, but he wants NFL job

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 4, 2013:
ELLSBURY/YANKEES

TOMLIN

KIDD

 

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