Originally Posted by thunderkyss
MSR...... personally it upsets me when our beat writers are excited about what the coaches are excited about & upset about what our coaches are upset about.
It upsets me that this Tuggle guy is going to start & he wasn't on the radar of our eyes & ears at camp.
I want to know that these "reporters" have the ability to look at a player & make up his own mind, & say what's on his mind. It upsets me that the guys who get the pats on the back around here are the ones who are "in-step" with what the coaches report to the media...... they're freak'n parrots.
People give McClain a hard time, because he's wrong a lot.... but I respect that because he's using his own mind to formulate his own opinions. I'd like it if he were right more often, don't get me wrong. But I know I can't trust the coaches.
Think about CnD & what he brings to this board. That's what we should expect from the media. Cold hard facts.
"There's a reason why we're fans and they're pros"...
First off.. outside of those in the media who actually played ball in the modern era, their opinion means zilch, nadda, nothing to me. They are no different than anyone here.. only difference is they get paid to voice their opinions. I actually put more weight into what I read here than I do from the media..
As far as McClain goes, he isn't using his own mind to formulate his opinions.. he's just out of touch, because he's become "fat and happy" (complacent) and isn't as hungry or motivated as he used to be. That's the reason why he's wrong so often. That dying paper needs new young hungry talent who are motivated enough to write real articles
As far as CnD.. regarding the topics he talks about (medical), he is niether a "fan or the media".. he's a fellow colleague (a pro) who can offer a expert opinion. So until we get ex-Texan players or ex-NFL players posting on the boards or writing for the local bird cage pad, don't expect much to change.