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Cowboys: One eye on the media, one on Chargers
, December 9, 2009 5:56 pm
Last night all of this Cowboys vs the media stuff was fun for a few minutes even if I didn't think it was a great thing that one of the players was worried about how the media perceives the head coach or the players.
But now we come to today.
Seems Ken Hamlin can't tackle anybody and won't be playing this Sunday, but he sure can jump up to scare some media members out of the locker
room when the media session is over...
[View Full Quote]Steve Dennis on getting yelled at in the locker room today
I don't care about Steve Dennis. I don't care that he's an abrasive reporter who is looking to bait Wade Phillips into arguing with him at the pressers. I don't care if the players like him or hate him.
But to wait until the end of the session after sitting in the same room with the guy for 35 minutes and then acting like a tough guy when the loud speaker makes an announcement that the session is now over by yelling at the man like he's some 12 year old is kind of weak if you ask me.
What's the matter Ken, you didn't have the balls to go after him as soon as he entered the room?
And I know Ken Hamlin was the ring leader here. Jay Ratliff and Marion Barber were in on this deal as well.
Why can't this team just let the media say whatever they want without taking it to heart and feeling as if they need to create a distraction for the team by doing things like this?
How does this help the team win on Sunday?
Hamlin isn't even playing this week. So he's not going to be helping out all that much. Why doesn't he just leave the situation alone and let it die? Is it that big of a deal if some reporter called you a loser? Which he didn't by the way, but I am not even going to argue that point right now.
Ken Hamlin, Marion Barber and Jay Ratliff have such thin skin that they are all up in arms about Steve 'Radio Boy' Dennis starting up a little fire at a presser?
I'm a grown man. I could care less if someone calls me a loser. I could care less what people think of me. Why would I? I know who I am. Don't these players know who they are? Do they need everyone to always be sending sunshine their way? Have they fallen so hard for the 'sun has to always be shining' mantra that Wade has been selling for three years that they are this easily irritated by a member of the media?
These are the men who are going to be facing the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. What if the Chargers call them losers? They are going to stand there on the field and start arguing back and forth with the Chargers?
I just don't get it. We already had this scenario play out last season where the team decided the media was one of their enemies. How well did that end?
Is this a team who is known as a strong willed tough minded group who can handle any and all adversity thrown their way as they head into a Super Bowl run?
No. They are as a matte of fact just the opposite. They fell apart as a team last season when all of the media BS began.
And it's not exactly the same scenario. But it does have one thing in common. The enemy.
The media is once again the enemy for the Dallas Cowboys.
So now the Cowboys have two enemies to focus on this week. The Chargers and the media.
I was hesistant to say the Cowboys could defeat the Chargers when they only had that battle to fight. Now we throw in a second enemy and I am even less confident that I am going to be a happy man come Sunday night.
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Audio: The ENTIRE Brooking vs Dennis segment!
, December 9, 2009 3:25 am
Big thanks to the guys over at The Keith Brooking Show
for this entire 13+ minute audio segment from their show tonight...
Steve Dennis vs Keith Brooking
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Wow. That's great stuff. This entire segment was killer.
I get both sides. Both Dennis and Brooking are right.
Dennis is doing his job as a reporter and Brooking is doing his job as a player standing up for his head coach.
I just hope this story doesn't become a distraction for the team.
I do hope it motivates the team into a win on Sunday.
Interesting. So when Brooking got into it with a media member you could understand it and he was doing his job but when others do it they're children with thin skin and you think it's a terrible thing.