Why Adam Schefter Chose to Break the Rodgers’ Story on Draft Day
Adam Schefter talked with Dan Patrick yesterday. DP is one of the best interviewers in all of the media. Not just sports. He gets the most out of people and gets a lot of answers that people would not expect. Patrick asked him why break the story on draft day, and Schefter gives some reason that frankly is bullshit. But he talks about how there were enough facts for him to go out with this story. How convenient of timing for Rodgers story to be ready on draft day. One of the biggest days in the NFL and ESPN/ABC calendar. While Schefter can say all he wants that the story was finally ready, he broke it because of the draft, not the accumulation of facts.
Schefter got defensive with Patrick saying that it ‘was just not one thing.’ And seemed to shrug off the notion that Rodgers’ camp broke it as well. Which is the proof that I need to prove that San Francisco pushed this story ahead. Trent Dilfer was on Ryen Russillo’s podcast, and he had some great takes about this whole situation. One of them was that what is going on with Rodgers right now is ‘cyber warfare.’ Due to the scouts, GMs, front office people all being able to stay anonymous, they can lob bombs at other teams to create dysfunction. That happened here and I would not be surprised if it’s the end of it.