This is some of the funniest shit I have ever read from a nationally known sports ‘writer’. Mike Florio, a self-avowed and widely known 49er trasher, posted an article about how the 49ers ‘botched’ the rumors around who the 49ers were gonna pick in the draft. Botched. The Rumors.
The gist of the article states that, while the pick is the pick, the way the didn’t disavow the Mac Jones rumor was needless and unnecessary. In other words, the 49ers should have addressed the speculation started and fueled by the media involving what they would do with the pick they traded up for.
Again, the 49ers front office was negligent in not addressing the media hype around their supposed set-in-stone decision to pick Jones. The Jones speculation that the media drove into the ground for weeks on end. To the point that Vegas had us taking Jones as the odds-on favorite. The article is also full of speculation around Shanny ‘freaking out’ because he passed on Mahomes, Watson, and Brady. How he overreached by trading the farm to get Lance. How the organization talked Shanahan out of taking Jones.
Thing is, that ONE point has merit. The overreach. Whether it works out or not will not be known for years. And this stands true for all the teams that took QBs in the 1st round. But to diss an organization because they didn’t clear up a media-fueled hype-fest regarding their choice in the draft is absolutely laughable. And if we know one thing about Shanny, it is that he’s not talked out of things lightly, if at all. The blather was simply blather.
I thought Grant (ice cream) Cohn was the biggest hack in sports writing. Nope. The new champ is Mike Florio.