Apparently there is a new memo circulating around the NFL. If you are a guest appearing on a radio show or a coach on a conference call and don’t like what you’re hearing, just hang up. Mike Tomlin ditched Jacksonville reporters during a conference call last week because they were being too pushy. On Friday, Darrelle Revis gave WFAN’s Mike Francesa the same treatment when he became unhappy with Francesa calling him out about a potential pass interference penalty against Brandon Marshall. Check out this audio clip from the YES Network. The good stuff starts around the five-minute mark.
No cornerback wants to have a 100-yard interception return taken away from them, and no one questions the validity of a pick that occurred on the famous Revis Island. For what it’s worth, that coverage looked like a little more than bump and run from Revis. That being said he has earned the respect of NFL officials so he’s going to get most of those calls that could go either way when contact occurs within or near the five-yard bubble.
On a side note, it wouldn’t take much for me to want to give Francesa the Dick Vitale treatment either. He’s one of those radio hosts that must drive players and coaches insane with his know-it-all attitude and pompous laugh. Whether Revis committed a penalty or not, nobody wants to have that argument with a d-bag like Francesa.
H/T to Jimmy Traina for pointing out the video.Google+