SOME THINGS BETTER LEFT UNSAID
Randy Moss spoke in defense of Giants TE Jeremy Shockey. If you missed it, Shockey said that he thought his team was outcoached in their week 3 loss.
Appearing on “The Drive with Chris Myers” on Fox Sports Radio, Moss was asked if it’s inappropriate for a player to make comments about his head coach.
“No, because the coaches say that about the players,” he said. “You know, well, we didn’t play good today, or we didn’t communicate on the field. So that’s basically throwing your players out there in the fire. If we are going to win together, we’re going to lose together, then we should be able to take the criticism together, positive or negative. By [Shockey] saying `we were outcoached,’ I think he’s cool by saying that. He’s just speaking his mind, speaking the truth, and he’s frustrated.”
Athletes–God love them. Some things are better left unsaid. Unless, I suppose, you have a guaranteed contract.
Imagine if your wife asked you if those jeans ‘made her look fat’. You are not going to ‘speak your mind’ or ‘speak the truth’.
Imagine if asked in the middle of the office how a recent meeting went and you said, “The boss really dropped the rock on this one. The other company’s proposal was so much better.”
If you were Moss and answered those questions you’d be sleeping on the couch and unemployed. Maybe when Moss grows up he’ll realize that there are some things that need to be said in private quarters. But I suppose then that wouldn’t be ‘keeping it real’.