Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

Dave Gettleman avoiding Mike Francesa is an…

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Dave Gettleman avoiding Mike Francesa is an...


Mike Francesa is feuding with the New York Giants. You knew that when he announced last week that would not be doing a remote from Giants training camp this year when he was told he would not have access to general manager Dave Gettleman.

The Giants told Francesa he was welcome to interview and meet with anyone else if he wanted, but they would not be making Gettleman available.

This week, Francesa explained to former NFL punter and current media personality, Pat McAfee, his side of the story, stating he just wants to give Gettleman a chance to explain some of the unconventional personnel moves he made this offseason.

I’ll admit the Giants are being a little petty here, but Francesa should not have called them a “clown show” on the air after the Giants took quarterback Daniel Jones with the 6th overall selection in this April’s NFL Draft. Nor should he have implied rookie cornerback Corey Ballentine had suspect character issues because he was the victim of a random shooting.

The Giants, especially Gettleman, took umbrage to those remarks but this is first time in memory they’ve denied access to a major media figure because of negative commentary.

It appears this is a clash of two thick-headed septuagenarians who have been unapologetic throughout their careers and neither wants to be the first to blink.

Francesa has a point when it comes to the Giants being top-heavy at quarterback while there are so many other areas of need on the roster. I lost the rest of my hair when they bypassed Josh Allen to take Jones, but now, I see what the Giants are going for with Jones, though.

Gettleman doesn’t want to go on the air with Francesa because he’s tired of defending the indefensible. Yes, he drafted well again, it seems, but he clearly mismanaged the early part of the draft for the second straight year and somehow, it’s going to work out for him…

I would not call the Giants a clown show, but I have questions on the ‘digging holes just to fill back them up’ strategy as well. They are all over the place with their moves, burning money and cap space wantonly in some cases while pinching pennies in others.

The least they can do is allow someone (maybe not Francesa) to grill Gettleman about what his mindset and plans are. The fans have a right to know. Wellington Mara used to refer to the fans as customers and the Giants’ customers would like to hear that there is some rhyme to the reason here.

Dave Gettleman avoiding Mike Francesa is an un-Giant-like action

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