MEDIA "BUTTHURT" OVER BILL O'BRIEN'S POLICIES
Written By: LM
I can read the stitches on a ball. Every since the Houston Texans hired Bill O'Brien as Head Coach, it appears the media is reaching for story.
Its very apparent that Bill O'Brien is not free flowing with information that some may have been accustomed to with the previous regime.
One of the first things Bill O'Brien did was remove all individual accomplishments in the NRG complex. Next, he removed names from practice jerseys. Recently, O'Brien banned the use of segways that a small percentage of players operate at practice.
Contrary to popular belief, I am not reading or hearing fan outrage however, I am hearing some in the media, bitch! Or they are trying to mask it as "the players don't like being treated like kids" while not admitting, they are looking for any and everything to make some kind of controversial story. In some extreme cases, some are just upset about the removal of the prior regime.
Big freaking deal, O'Brien took away segways. Unless the local media knows a player(s) who is complaining about O'Brien's policies, it's a non story to me.
Here's a wild thought, if you are media and granted permission to practice how about asking "football questions" instead of tabloid crap.
What if you were Bill O'Brien at practice all day, on your feet, dealing with a humid climate only to finish up and talk to the media, and you are hit with a "non football question". Come on! stop asking about awards, Ipod Playlist, and segways, ask football questions. The truth of the matter, a small percentage of the local media granted access to watch practice don't know what the hell they are observing therefore they have to fallback on tabloid crap.
WRAP IT UP
I can totally understand national media milking tabloid stories but I expect more from local media.