Re: Belichick weei interview today
posted at 9/24/2013 8:50 AM EDT
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
This is just purely anal...
Q: How close was
Rob Gronkowski to playing yesterday?
BB: I don’t know. He was inactive.
Q: Did he have a shot to play?
BB: He was inactive.
Q: Going into the day, was there a chance he’d play?
BB: He was inactive for the game.
This is just demanding people to dislike you. All he had to do was say "He just wasn't quite ready. We want to be sure he's 100% before we put him out there." There is just no need for this kind of negative presentation of the product to the media.
I think he does take it too far...as long as he wins he'll get away with it, but if he ever starts to lose, the media will make it very very miserable for him (see Cleveland). People forget just how bad things got between him, the media, that city, those fans...his way of dealing with the media had a lot to do with that. KC ran Pioli out of town for acting like that, the difference was Pioli wasn't winning like Belichick is.
BB is not catering the media on injury based updates nor should he. ANy coach that does do that is a moron.
Nobody is asking him to divulge injury secrets to the enemy dumbkoff. All he has to do is answer the question in a way that indicates he doesn't loathe the system that has made him a multi-millionaire.
On the Gronk question for example all he had to say was, "no, we didn't consider playing him". Case closed. Then he doesn't look like an ornery anal tool repeating over and over "he was inactive" to every question.