Originally Posted by McGinley
I'm not saying it's going to accomplish anything or turn our team into some powerhouse. But why not just be real? Sorry if you like players to be fake and try their best to say all the right things.
this is a business...with that business comes politics...whether you like it or not the media and their reporting effects the team and the pressures on the team...
do you watch interviews in sports or otherwise? are you telling me that anyone is "being real"? not even close...there is a way to give an interview and there is a way to address things and "be real" in house.
if you dont see the negative attention and the effect this can have on the team I don't know what to tell you. Exhibit A) Holmes calling out the O-Line last year...Yeah, he kept it real. The vets got pissed/offended and the play far from improved, but in all actuality worsened. Is this Holmes fault? No. Did Holmes contribute to the locker room dissension using the media as an outlet? Absolutely. 100%.
and btw yes, when it comes to the media I do like my players to be fake and say all the right things. Then come meeting time I expect them to "keep it real".