Over the past couple of years, the relationship between press and players has been very sour.
One of the big issues is the way they handle post-game interviews. Recently Panthers head coach stood up for his players and said they shouldn't have to conduct post-game interviews after the Super Bowl.
“You know what? He just went through a tough experience. Are we all going to be at our best if we go through a tough experience? We’re not."
Rivera then suggested having only the head coach speak for the team after losing the Super Bowl.
“So let’s just take the guy that is best-suited to do it and let him handle it," the 2015 NFL Coach of the Year said. “Let him make those answers and corrections and talk about it. To me, that’s really what we should be looking at."
Ron may have a point on this one. I have been in post-game sessions, and many journalists ask questions in a certain manner purposely to needle the player. They attempt to make him slip up and say something out of frustration to create a headline. These are the moments Ron Rivera is trying to avoid.
I mean is it really far-fetched to have the press wait until the next morning for interviews with players? I think coaches should be enough for right after the game.
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