Sure one can. Please identify the mythical sources for us.You may not like his delivery, but one can't question his sources.
Can't recall a single Jets source being contradictory to what he broadcasted, can't recall a single situation where he quoted someone inside the organization who gave him a lead turned out to be inaccurate and I've been listing to him since the mid-80's.
His source was Tanny for the most part. He's the one guy who would speak to him on a regular basis. You really are waaaaaaaay off on this Scott. Please. Just stop.
His ethic, no matter how much you want to justify specific parts of it, failed. Keeping him just perpetuates the problem, which IMO is dysfunctional.
This year was the perfect time to clean house. Instead, we keep Rex and most of the GM's staff. So, if Rex fails (which he will 'cause he sucks as a HC) instead of starting over this year, we do it next. Why throw away another year?
Someone like Tanny with no football knowledge would not only enable Rex's meddling but likely encourage it. The remark at the presser that the GM will be responsible for personnnel decisions and Rex for coaching positions was very telling. To think that Idzik will roll over and let Rex call the shots that way and call him Tanny 2.0 is absurd
Back to the topic of Francesa, I believe his sources are fine, but what he chooses to do with that information is the problem. He'll twist it negatively because he has an agenda against the Jets. He went after Rex in 2009 (a lot like a poster here...ah never mind), less and less players would interview with him and then Revis bashed him. He hangs up on callers who identify his inaccuracies, will view the same incident 2 different ways depending on the team involved (Braylon DUI for example) and believes he is the Sports Pope when he clearly is not. Ego much?
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Never. Never. Never. As in, impossible. As in, will never deliver the right outcome. As in, teams that do this inevitably lose.
Seattle hired Carroll before their GM. Look it up.
I'd say 25 teams in the league would swap rosters with Seattle in a heartbeat right now.
Francesa's a liar.
Francessa's highly placed source is someone in Hawaii named Lennay Kekua.
as for the debate on what was said - none of it really shocks or bothers me....most interesting thing I take out of it is that he has the power to fire Rex next year....that is interesting and the 1st time I have heard it.
The problem is, SAR, is that EVERYONE knows that if Fatcessca was to say something good about this hire like "This was a great decision by Woody and the Jets" , you wouldn't jump out of your seat to post it in glee to annoy others.
Don't play dumb, you know everyone on JI doesn't value Francessca's opinion. You just posted it to get a rise out of everyone. That's why everyone is calling you out on your shtick, and I'm glad people are finally realizing it.
FWIW, you should read Tony Dungy's opinion on the hire. You know, the highly respected Super Bowl coach, rather than a devious radio voice who (like you) says outlandish things to get a rise out of people because the Jets screwed him over.
All we need to know about Francesa is this.
If the NYG ownership had hired Korn Ferry, had Polian in the room for the interviews and had taken a couple of weeks to pick a GM, the Fat Man would be singing the franchise's praises about how the NYG do things the right way, and so on.
The only thing fatcessa confirmed is he's fat and annoying and SARS buys everything he sells. Guy has 0 sources in the jets, they hate the guy.
I am not a Francessa fan but some of you need to know that most of what Francessa says is opinion... (Seattle succeeding example) however, when he quotes a source, he is usually spot on. He is as accurate as Shefter or Mort. Not 100% but usually pretty true... There is a difference between he sharing a sources comments and him giving his opinion on things...