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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