FS1’s Mike Francesa: ‘Shocked’ to See Female Coach in NFL

Mike Francesa, host of Fox Sports 1’s “The Mike Francesa Show,” reacted to the report that the Arizona Cardinals hired Jen Welter as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and the NFL preseason to help coach inside linebackers, by saying, “I’m shocked.”

Although shocked, Francesa did say he does not think it is a publicity stunt by the Cardinals, but he does wonder how exactly a female coach in the NFL would work.

“I’m shocked,” he said. “I did not think you could have a woman — because they work so closely with those guys. You know, they break down into their groups, they go into their offensive — they have the whole team, then they have the offensive and defensive meetings, then position meetings. That’s a — boy. I’d have to see that work. I’d like to see how that works. to me, that’s a really big change.”

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