Blogskee wee wee wrote:
"His terseness has come from being asked, perhaps, silly questions. But, at the same time, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle it. It’s only training camp and he’s already getting annoyed. How is he going to handle tough questions after a loss or, heaven forbid, when the team losses two or three or four in a row? The questions he’s being asked now are pretty innocent; just general queries about the team and its players. When the questions get tough – and they will, because the team isn’t going to go undefeated – he’s got to be able to handle that better. We all know he’s the smartest football mind in the city, but he doesn’t have to prove it every time a silly question gets asked. I’m not tryingto blast the guy or anything. I really like him so far, but being a little more tactful with the media might not hurt."
I’m glad you picked up on that because for a while I thought that impression was just me. There’s one media scrum that I saw on TICATS.CA where, I believe, one of the female reporters asked a question. From what I could tell, as George looked away from her, I could sense he was rolling his eyes.
Let me say, before I go any further, that I was quite excited with his hiring, and still think Obie got the best of the lot with George Cortez.
However, it always frustrates me when I see a coach, or a player, show exasperation or lack of patience with reporters or their questions. They are there, in most cases, posing queries that most fans would make if they had the chance to speak with these people. I understand that after a tough loss, or a long day, they want to go home like I would, but their’s is a public job and requires feedback to the reporters and by extension to the fans.