Mariotti Show Recap: Wednesday, Dec. 4th
Missed part of the show? Heres a rewind of the program on December 4, 2013.
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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 4, 2013:
-- $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.
-- 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
-- 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:
-- 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
-- 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
-- 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
-- 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:
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