Mariotti Show Replay: Monday, Dec. 30th
Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on December 30, 2013.
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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 30, 2013:
BLACK MONDAY IN NFL
– Five coaching firings in 24 hours
– Schiano, Dominik out in Tampa Bay
– Shanahan, as expected, in D.C.
– Frazier, as expected, in Minnesota
– Schwartz, as expected, in Detroit
– Chudzinski, unexpected, in Cleveland
– Houston opening makes six
– How does he keep job?
– Defies win-or–else mantra in NY
– O’Brien at top of list
– Will Shaw take big-money lure?
– Cowher comeback in D.C.? Briles to fix RG3?
– Whisenhunt, offensive fix-upper
– Jay Gruden, Darrell Bevell, Mike Zimmer, Greg Roman
– College coaches in demand with success of Harbaugh, Kelly, Carroll
– Houston, with No. 1 pick, talent, could execute KC turnaround
– Detroit, offensive starpower, monster defensive line
– Tampa Bay, coach could have more power with GM gone, 6-7 stars in place
– Minnesota, have Peterson and new stadium but need QB
– Cleveland, bad franchise with owner who might be indicted by feds
– Washington, have to work for Snyder
– League wants more
– 14 of last 15 have been white
– Shaw, James Franklin, Ray Horton
Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 30, 2013:
BLACK MONDAY UPDATE
– Remarkable job changing culture, uplifting morale at Penn State
– He can take on any challenge, wants NFL now
– Critics wrong to say he’s a “rat” for leaving after two years
– Could have his pick of jobs
– With Stanford pedigree, NFL minority edict, perfect time to leave
– What more can he do in college?
– Could become highest-paid coach in American sports?
OTHER POSSIBLE OPENINGS
– Dallas, but Jones really should fire himself
– Miami, where Philbin enabled the locker-room bullying story
– Tennesee, a non-descript franchise
– Giants, where Coughlin deserves to go out on terms but stale situation
SUNDAY BIG LOSERS
– Bears a laughingstock, should let go of Cutler and save that money
– Cowboys, played better than expected with Orton, a perpetual joke
STEELERS HAVE LEGITIMATE BEEF
– Officiating lapse may have cost them playoff berth
– Don’t have much room to talk when 8-8
WEEKEND GAMES AHEAD
– Like Eagles over road-phobic Saints, physical 49ers over Packers
– Like Bengals big and revived Indy at home
– Dalton’s performance a major story line of AFC playoffs
Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 30, 2013:
BLACK MONDAY UPDATE
– Tomlin says league needs full-time officials
– Thank you. $10 billion enterprise cheapened by bad, late calls
– Can’t have elderly insurance agents ruining games because mentally tired
– A young man’s profession, need to be sound of mind and body
– Use offseason to stay in shape, do seminars, effect change
FOUR TOP SEEDS
– Broncos hardly a lock, despite Manning’s incredible season
– Patriots ravaged by too many injuries, despite work of Belichick and Brady
– Seahawks still Super Bowl favorites, with best defense and efficient offense
– Panthers could shock world or be bounced in first game
– Likely NFC second round: SF at Seattle, Philly at Carolina
– Likely AFC second round: Indy at Denver, Cincinnati at New England
– NFC seems like varsity, AFC like JV
– Mack Brown faces his Alamo, will be shellacked by Oregon
– Preview other pre-New Year games
– QBs on display: Mariota, Bortles, Hundley
– Waiting for Jimbo Fisher?
– Briles wouldn’t deny he wants job
– More than 30 dead in suicide explosions as Winter Olympics approach
– Legitimate concerns about Sochi Games. Is Putin ready?
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