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Mike Francesa roasts Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum

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10:20 AM ET 11.17 | Mike Tannenbaum probably should have worn a helmet and cup for his radio spot with Mike Francesa on WFAN on Friday. The host roasted the beleaguered Jets GM for his team's performance thus far and the mess it has become. The GM's main line of defense was that the entire organization was 3-6, from the administration on down, and it wasn't one individual's fault. Asked how he would rate Mark Sanchez's performance, Tannenbaum said, "he's playing 3-6" before Francesa quipped, "He's playing 1-8, I think. I don't even know he's playing 3-6." Francesa railed on Tannenbaum for saying the Jets were just a couple of plays away from some more wins. "The Miami game, how is it one or two plays?"Francesa asked. "What play are you looking for? A 20-point touchdown? You lost the game 30-9? "It sounds like you're not grabbing the gravity of your team here," Francesa said. "You act like this team is like a play away from being good. Do you really believe that? "You don't seem alarmed about your team," the host added. "I'm surprised you're not more alarmed about your ballclub." Tannenbaum insisted there is "meaningful progress" with many of the Jets. The GM said he was not concerned about losing his job.

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November 17, 2012  10:23 AM ET

Don't Be A Turkey, Bro.

November 17, 2012  10:35 AM ET

Not that I find Francesa my cup of tea... But I give him credit for this line of questioning.

This thing should be blown up - starting with the GM.

November 17, 2012  10:48 AM ET

Good to see a journalist call a spade a spade. Nothing I hate more than when a figurehead sits down for an interview and gives a generic and at the same time RIDICULOUS response to a question. I think that when giving an interview one should at least make an effort to approach the situation honestly, otherwise they SHOULD be open to criticism.

November 17, 2012  10:52 AM ET
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Not that I find Francesa my cup of tea... But I give him credit for this line of questioning. This thing should be blown up - starting with the GM.

I dont mind seeing them suffer they way they are. If theyre going to blow it up, I would at last like to see a few weeks of Tebow failing miserably first.

The most comical would be to see Rex Ryan see the writing on the wall & decide to give a big f-u to his boss and walk out on the team. Then we would be guaranteed seven weeks of Tebow, seven weeks of hillarity. Could you imagine the in-fighting that would go on in that locker room with no Ryan and a starting Tebow? Start your pvr...

November 17, 2012  11:03 AM ET

Tannenbaum's not concerned about losing his job because he probably knows he's already done.

November 17, 2012  11:04 AM ET
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Not that I find Francesa my cup of tea... But I give him credit for this line of questioning. This thing should be blown up - starting with the GM.

No, with the owner first if that's all possible, he's the one who's orchardstrating this mess and the GM is just an instrument of his waste. I would love to see this mess come to a close with an outright rebellion from the people of New York.......this is disgraceful!

November 17, 2012  11:06 AM ET
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Tannenbaum's not concerned about losing his job because he probably knows he's already done.

Every time I ramp up my bitching about Jerry needing to hire a GM, I see guys like Tannenbaum, Smith, Angelo...


Maybe Jerry has it right.








NAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!

November 17, 2012  11:35 AM ET

Not exactly a Dean Martin roast. Hey-yo!

November 17, 2012  11:51 AM ET

I wish somebody in the media here in Detroit would take Jim Leyland to task like this when the crusty old cob continualy puts a .167 batter in the 2 spot and says " he's gonna run into one "

November 17, 2012  11:56 AM ET

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!now that is funny!!!!

November 17, 2012  12:13 PM ET

Francesca Creamed Tannenbaum, it was as if Tannenbaum believed The Jets were 8-1, kind of like No problem where there we're almost there! The guy sounded like, why did I hither to call in, I'm getting killed! Look if Tannenbaum says it's management and coaching that's the Problem, the blame falls on him, If he says it's The players , well guess who drafted or signed those free Agents.
Where The Professor was trying to go, The GM didn't want to go there, Check Mate Brother!!!

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November 17, 2012  12:26 PM ET

Mike on Mike.

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November 17, 2012  12:49 PM ET
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the bottom line is that Mr T's draft picks of late have been bad > pedestrian and we've had no infusion of good young talentHe also, in spite of drafting lousy lately- has picked up no playmakers in the last, well, foreverCombine this with a 4th year Qb who maked rookie mistakes, a few key injuries, an O line that can't block- A d line that can't get to the qb and we are what we are-a well below 500 team

Or - as Parcells says so eloquently...

You are what your record says you are.

November 17, 2012  12:53 PM ET

If you are interested, here is the interview.
It's the 3rd one on the list.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/audio-on-demand/mike-francesa-1/#

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