During the second break of Monday’s PFT Live, I received an e-mail from our friends at 610 Sports in Kansas City, touting a report from Bob Fescoe that Chiefs coach Todd Haley stripped play-calling duties from former (as of Sunday) offensive coordinator Charlie Weis during halftime of the wild-card game between the Chiefs and the Ravens. So I mentioned it at the top of segment three, and I promptly pounded out an item on the subject immediately after the show ended.
We then began to pick up some information casting doubt on the Fescoe report. For example, Fescoe also reported — and later retracted — that Weis wasn’t in the locker room after the game.
The folks at 610 Sports later sent to us, presumably in an effort to bolster the report, a clip that serves in our view only to make it somewhat weaker.
Appearing on one of the station’s other shows, Fescoe explained that he received two text messages from patrons of a pizza shop that Weis supposedly frequents. (Fescoe refused to name because he didn’t want to give the place “free advertising.”) According to the persons who sent Fescoe text messages, Weis was openly stating in the unnamed pizza place that the play-calling duties had been yanked from him at halftime.
Fescoe didn’t hear it from Weis, but from two folks who texted him to say that Weis was saying it. And Fescoe then went with it without getting a comment from Weis or from the Chiefs.
It sounds like this Fescoe guy operates a little bit like another guy with a six-letter last name beginning with “F”.