When it comes to the media, it's all about wording, and Schefter worded it poorly. I translate it as Rob Ryan is the favorite to be hired, but the way Schefter worded it, would make people believe that a deal was imminent, when it isn't. It seems like he wanted to give a little more than the vague "XYZ is the favorite to land the job", but not fully say it was a done deal (which it obviously isn't).
Like I said, it was just a very poorly worded tweet by Schefter. It also doesn't help that Glazer and Florio pretty much reported the same thing.
This post was edited on 2/7 at 9:04 am