I’m technically in the media so I tend to believe the media when they say things, especially when they are generally reliable. I view NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport as a reliable media person. (Here’s where some of you will disagree and that’s fine)
That’s why I’m still trying to harmonize Rapoport’s report that the Chiefs want to interview ESPN’s Louis Riddick for their GM job and Riddick’s subsequent tweet that the Chiefs have not contacted him. That was a weird exchange you don’t normally see in public like that.
Rapoport doesn’t seem to be backing down from his story. When he reported a few days later that the Chiefs had requested to interview Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer, a Chiefs fan tweeted at him, “Now are you sure this time Ian?” He responded, “I’m sure on all the names.” He’s owning his story and sticking with it.
The easy way to harmonize this? The Chiefs contacted Riddick’s agent and not him personally, as Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio writes.
As one media source explains it to PFT, the truth is that, technically, the Chiefs hadn’t directly contacted Riddick, but that the team had contacted his representation. Which allowed Riddick to technically claim that he hadn’t been contacted by the Chiefs.
If that wasn’t clear enough, Florio went on to write that Riddick is “definitely a candidate for the job”. Read the PFT post for their full explanation. I know we are in an era of fake news and bashing the media but I still trust (some of) the media. I believe the report(s) that Riddick is a candidate for the job.
OK, now take your best shot at me in the comments.