Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by ctpatsfan77, Mar 29, 2007.
Not sure what exactly this would entail, but I can't imagine BB is thrilled.
He'll probaly just tell the players to make sure you just say the company line
Who else won't be thrilled? Dante Scarnecchia. The media likes to portray Parcells and Belichick as ogres who shield assistant coaches who are DYING to tell them all kinds of juicy stuff, but the reality is that they are often doing the assistants a favor. Scar is one perfect example.
And, generally, the concept is one team, one leader, one speaker, the coach. Every company in the world does this -- they have a PR guy, and the press doesn't get access to the line workers or middle management without doing some serious legwork on their own. Why should NFL teams stupidly act differently when it's obviously the right way to handle it.
BB won't be happy, but c'est la vie. My only point is that the media, once again, loves to pretend that it is the shining beacon of truth and insight that solves all problems and answers all questions, but that's not reality.
Scarnecchia's not a coordinator, this wouldn't affect him.
While clearly this will cause a change in the way the Patriots do things, does anyone seriously believe that the media's going to get anything different out of Dean Pees or Josh McDaniels than it does from BB? Of course not. It'll just be someone with a different face saying "it is what it is". And that's because the Patriots are a disciplined organisation where everyone knows both their role and their place.
Where it might present problems are at teams where there are powerful personalities acting as coordinators. Gregg Williams at the Skins or Mike Martz, Dom Capers etc. When the wheels start coming off the season and there's dissent in the ranks, then the media can be divisive and destructive.
The coordinators and assistant coaches might be available. But how many of them will actually speak to the media? They can't MAKE people talk if they personally DO NOT WANT TO. The Only Coach who is OBLIGATED to speak to the media is BB.
I agree, why should anyone be forced to speak to the media. How ridicolous. I can't believe the league takes the media as seriously as the media takes itself.
That's certainly true in many businesses, but you can't compare across industries. The NFL is an entertainment business, the way they make money is to get as many people as possible paying attention to them. If your local supermarket made its living on tv ratings and logo licensing, they'd probably be pushing their cashiers in front of the cameras like crazy. Sports leagues and sports writers have a symbiotic relationship.
(This is total speculation, but I'm betting that the part about the players is the real meat of this announcement and that the coaching staff is just window dressing.)
New page in play book,
Script from Bull Durham where Crash Davis is telling "Meat" how to handle the big show.....
Players that learn the script, play, those that can't, don't play....
Goodell is just trying to give NFL Network more soundbites. But every single member of the team has to speak to the media after a game? 53 guys going, "We lost because we didn't make the plays."
I'm sure Marquise Hill will give us insight.
No time limit I presume. Hello, and goodbye.
Broncos offensive line won't be happy... They haven't spoken in years... lol.. I wonder how that's going to work...
Unless Goodell grows a set in regards to player conduct, this "rule change" is BS and, honestly, is worthless.
Who gives a flying F*** if we hear from Marquis Hill or any other no name player during the week. Making it MANDATORY that players talk to the media is pathetic and shows that Goodell is catering to idiots like BORGES. You know. The idiots who aren't real reporters and just make up garbage.
Its dumb and, so far, Goodell looks to be a pretty poor choice as a replacement Commissioner.
EXACTLY, All this means from the Patriots perspective is a ton more useless interviews of people saying nothing at all. Greeeeeeeeat............
Borges must be frantically gargling into his gag. The "Football Notes" column for Sunday that will never be, until this change is cold potatoes, has got to render him apoplectic.
Somewhere in this world, Terrell Owens is jumping for joy...
This is good. Maybe the press will not have time to ask Brady personnal questions. Interviewing 53 players will take along time. Lol!
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