As NFL fans, we are used to the occasional debate with another NFL fan at the local bar or even in the grocery store.
However, it is a great thing to see that NFL insiders are fans as well, and get into some heated debates with their fellow colleagues.
That is what happened between NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport and New York Daily News NFL Columnist Manish Mehta.
Mehta wrote a piece on why New York Jets general manager Mike Mccagnan should have traded their 2018 second round pick in order to draft Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara.
Rapoport could not take anymore of what Mehta wrote, and had to let his feelings be heard through Twitter.
Firing a man from his make believe GM job? That's harsh, Mr. Rapoport. However, Mehta would not have any of it, as he stood by his column.
Right. These Jets have a great track record with picking players in second round. Bottom line: Teams need play makers. Kamara is just that— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 22, 2017
Rapoport fired back again about the Jets finishing the 2017 season with the worst record in the league, and that second round pick will be the No. 33 overall pick, which is too good to pass up.
Kamara will be very good. In that offense especially. ... I'll take my chances with the 33rd pick— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 22, 2017
Despite that statement, Mehta comes back with a haymaker.
I'll take my chances with a dynamic RB who has special skills and would thrive in a lot of offenses. Not just the Saints.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 22, 2017
Who's music is that? Bah gawd, that's Mike Garofolo's music! He's out to support Mehta, and he's got a steel chair!
Get him, Manish. Don't be intimidated by his follower count. You got this.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 22, 2017
"RapSheet" will not take any from his fellow NFL Network colleague.
Don't encourage him and his ridiculous drafting theories. I already fired him— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 22, 2017
And Rapoport dropped some knowledge on Mehta.
Manish, this is some good reading material for you: https://t.co/ArsObTaRcF— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 22, 2017
Another insider entered the fray, and that was Will Brinson, Senior NFL Writer for CBS Sports.
If I'm the Saints I would probably give up Kamara for the 33rd pick right now.— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) August 22, 2017
Mehta was getting a little snippy, even at the guys who are supporting them.
Cool. They have already set the 2018 draft slots?!— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 22, 2017
Now we have reached the "how much money would you bet on that," phase of the debate.
What amount of money would you like to bet on the Jets being under 40?— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) August 22, 2017
Mehta poked some fun at himself, as compared to the big name insiders that are involved in this debate.
I don't make Garafolo and Rap money— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 22, 2017
After reading this debate, it is great to see that NFL insiders are fans just like us, and can get even more passionate then we can.
A good way to get through your Tuesday afternoon.