Re: DONTE STALLWORTH:
posted at 1/23/2014 9:26 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead2's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
Well there is no doubt Belichick is a control freak, but he knows what he is doing, he's the best coach in the NFL. Do I think he takes it too far? Yes, no doubt about it, but I'd rather have a guy who wins than a entertainer like Rex Ryan.
Personally I haven't litened to a BB press conference or interview in five years - I mean I've heard a few minutes here and there - but I never sit through a whole thing...it's pointless, I'd rather listen to paint dry (they say if you listen closely it sounds like baby sea horses swimming).
Yes, but an you explain why any fan would care why a coach's press conference is so important?
A real Pats fan could care less how smiley or funny their coach is at a press conference.
Jim Harbaugh was singing a Johnny Cash song at one of his recently and the media loved it, but just why does that matter?
But, oh golly oh gee, I am so happy that the media protects Harbaugh because he acts like a moron in front of the camera as his franchise QB kisses his biceps and shows up at the podium with headphones on, AFTER choking again.
The head coach is the face of the franchise, when you put a guy at a podium and all he does is clear his post nasal drip problem for 30 minutes not answering questions, it doesn't look good. Now Bill wins and therefore can get away with all that - he didn't win for five of his six seasons in Cleveland and couldn't get away with it there. In fact his first year here - before Brady - he went five and eleven...did you notice the treatment he was getting from the media? He had a radio show with McDonough, you should of heard it, it was the most uncomfortable, awkward thing I have ever ever heard. McDonough would just roast him for a half hour, bill would just sit there and snort...it was weird. That 5-11 season was brutal...then he started 0-2 the following year before Brady saved his job and career as a head coach, because up until that point he had coached 7 years as a head coach and only had one winning season...there was talk of him not making it past November in 01 until Brady saved the day.
Once again winning allows you to stand there and say nothing and be rude to everyone in the room, however losing doesn't. Do you think Kraft would put up with Bill's crap if he didn't win? You think he'd let any other coach he hired and pays to represent his franchise the way he does at press conferences if he didn't win like Bill? No way in hell. Why? Because the head coach represents the franchise. The head coach has press conferences and radio shows every week because there has to be some sort of connect with the city and fans, with Bill there is none of that, but winning eases all that.