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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