Warpaint Illustrated’s Nick Athan is a helluva nice guy. WPI is a solid site. But I will say that I have occasionally found some of his scoops to be a little Mortensenesque, if you catch my drift. Basically, his insider information is about as good as mine, and I don’t have any so-called “sources” inside the Chiefs organization. I don’t pretend to either.
Jason Whitlock went a little but further than what I’m willing to, absolutely crushing Athan via IM to Mike Florio. From PFT:
Our concerns became even more pointed upon receiving moments ago the following IM from Jason Whitlock: “LEAVE NICK ATHAN ALONE. . . total assclown. ASSCLOWN.”
(You know, Whitlock’s career would really take off if he’d quit being so damned wishy-washy about his opinions.)
“Feel free to quote me by name,” Whitlock said, “belittling you for even responding to that assclown’s e-mail. He’s the guy who sent NFL Network an e-mail saying the Chiefs’ deal for Shanahan was DONE and that Schefter was wrong. Athan is an assclown.”
Wow. Athan definitely hit the canvas on that one. Ouch. Sorry, Nick, gotta call ‘em like I see ‘em.
Now we’re once again left to wonder whether or not the Chiefs have actually fulfilled the Rooney Rule requirement after it looks like Athan’s earlier rebort might have been conjured out of thin air. Great.