Jed York’s Smackdown of Columnist Reveals a Lot

December 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

No one ever said that taking over the bombed-out ruins of once-vaunted football empire would be an easy task for a dynamic Jed York.

We knew that when he hired venerable Hall of Famer Mike Singletary—a class act and an intelligent man—there would be stumbling blocks.

What many didn't know was that a meltdown at general manager would be a stumbling block that threw a huge stick into the spokes of the wheel to winning that we thought was just beginning to turn after accumulating rust for so many years.

During that tough time, York demonstrated enviable attributes that many people who are much older fail to display, and they are: decency, loyalty, dignity and respect.

To this day, most people do not know—and have no business knowing—what led the former general manager to depart.

Rather, we had a tight-lipped York wishing the GM and his family well, as any decent person would do.

Although the GM's departure was unsettling an...

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