Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on December 16, 2013.
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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 16, 2013:
— One outstanding team, Seattle, and a lot of skittish teams in limbo
— Failed opportunities by Dallas, Philly, NE, Cincy, New Orleans
— Somebody should be fired. This collapse was that ugly.
— Romo, Cowboys officially biggest joke in league, blow huge halftime lead
— Surest bet in league: They will self-destruct in December
— Do not defend Romo … two INTS, last 3 minutes
— Checked out of run on second INT
— Cowboys didn’t run at end, on in 2nd half, when could bleed clock
— Murray was gaining seven per carry all day
— How throw 48 times when lead 26-3, 29-10, 36-24 in second half?
— Bryant, storms off, apologizes on Twitter
— Defense continues to be god-awful
— Jones, ultimately the problem, won’t talk Garrett, blames media
— Packers win without Rodgers, get him back this week?
— Lacy, big-time RB
— Flynn bails them out again
— Would have locked down NFC East, but defense gagged again in Minnesota
— No Adrian Peterson, Gerhart, lost to Matts Cassell and Asiata. Ugh.
— After all the tumult, Dolphins positioned for playoffs
— Give Philbin credit for settling ship, amid bullying probe
— Brady’s latest comeback bid foiled
— Can’t win on road in playoffs, 20 ppg
— Cursed afterward, left early, missed Gronkowski red zone, frystrated
— Patriots blow shot at No. 1 seed, should be No. 2 seed with Cincy loss
— Had chance to get No. 2 seed, typically flopped
— Look like No. 3 AFC team, vs. Miami-Baltimore survivor
— Weren’t ready to play, 2-10 in last 12 divisional road games
— Aren’t same team on road, have to go to Carolina
— Average 33 at home, 18 on road
— May end up with No. 5 seed, on road
— Brees 3 picks, 2 in first two series, numbers way down on road
— First 7 games, Saints forced 15 TOs for 48 pts. 0 sacks, TOs Sunday, only two takeways last seven games. Bad sign.
— Host Saints next week, say they’re better
— Win next two, get No. 2 seed
— Cutler was right call, though started slowly with two INTs
— Reports of division in locker room, Glazer is Urlacher buddy
— Cutler future still up in air, won’t franchise-tag him
— Cousins, three turnovers vs. Atl defense with 5 rookies
— Seven Washington TOs, distractions in QB change
— If showcasing Cousins, shouldn’t go to OT?
— Get a taste of Super Bowl venue in seven weeks
— There was snowstorm Sat, field clear, Wilson wanted to play in snow
— 23-0 shutout, held Giants to 181
— 6-2 on road, 6-0 at home, who’s going to beat them? Maybe SF, that’s it
— Sherman admits, thought about Super Bowl in NY
— Wilson, soaring as MVP candidate, still behind Manning
— Eli, really regressing last two years, 25 more INTs
— Manning tells media to watch tape, not all his fault
— Time for overhaul
— Coughlin, does he want to be part of this?
— Lawrence Taylor says it’s time for Coughlin to go
— Maintain the course, look like No. 6 NFC seed whatever
— Kaepernick, just wins, hands ball to Gore, pass and run
— Look like No. 5 AFC seed, at Indianapolis
— Jamaal Charles, best back in league
— Reid, remarkable job, after Belcher, turnover in front office
— Defense getting healthier — threat to Denver in second round?
RAVENS AT DETROIT
— Huge game, although more mediocrity
— D-Day for Jim Schwartz, job future, after Chi and GB wins
— Baltimore has struggled on road, 1-4
— Calvin Johnson, 28, called “old” by Matt Elam, 22. Dumb.
COACHES ON HOT SEAT
— Schiano, falling apart again. Fired Dungy, Gruden, keep him?
— Shanahan, Frazier, Munchak, Allen, Ryan
Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 16, 2013:
— Until Jones hires all-encompassing football guy, this is who they are
— Painted it where he left on own terms, but pushed out under pressure
— Admits program slid, no longer top five
— Supposedly AD made it his decision
— Too many distractions, too much pulling
— Wealthiest sports program in country
— Longhorn Network, needs telegenic and energy guy
— Need a wow hire. But who?
— Shaw says staying at Stanford. NFL awaits him
— Jimbo Fisher makes most sense, has most cache
— Got his money, among biggest coaching contracts in sports
— Has his autonomy, wouldn’t handle Texas politics well
— Can we dare say he’s there for good?
— Sad, empty Heisman moment
— Too many people judging when never charged
— 115 keep off ballots, still fifth-largest winning margin
— Carroll’s speech went awry: Gov. Scott won’t order special look
— Winston, gave bumpy but heartfelt speech, “trust the process”
— A torn, tortured drama
— Wants to play baseball and football on highest levels
— How would QB do that at same time? Wilson plan: Split career later
— Voted for Winston, voted himself third
— Sounds like he has grown up, talked at length about maturity and dealing with crazy life
— Says won’t go to NFL if not first-rounder. He will be.
— Mingled with adult Heisman winners
Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 16, 2013:
MANNING, SPORTSMAN OF YEAR
— Combined comeback, health risk, record-breaking year, class, popularity, humor, commercials
— Ortiz close, wonderful deeds for Boston and Mr. October, but had PED issue
— Wants to play in NFL and MLB at same time
— Says can’t play one without other
— Like Russell Wilson, should consider playing football, then baseball
— An NFL QB can’t double-dip
— Was suffering from CTE when committed suicide
— CTE normally associated with contact sports football, boxing, hockey
— Another chilling story of concussion after-effects
— Stop throwing at heads. Good call on catcher collisions
— First baseball player to have brain studied
STILL TALENT AVAILABLE
— Choo, Cruz
— Tanaka decision on posting rules, Yankees
UGLY NHL INCIDENT
— Shawn Thornton gets 15 for attacking Orpik
— Hockey has CTE crisis
— Why did decision take so long?
— Players should be banned
SPURS AT CLIPPERS
— Early test for Doc, defense
— Could be West preview
— OKC 12-0 at home, won 14 of 15, Durant-Westbrook never better together
— Portland, for real
— Pacers at Heat on Wed
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