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Chargers shielding Te’o from media

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan, May 19, 2013.

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    Someone call a whaambulance for Matt Calkins.:cry:
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    Heckuva job, Brownie!

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    Poor sports writers - the chargers are being so mean! :p
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    I'm just curious what earth shattering questions these journos have stored up that they just have to ask Te'o.

    It must be something awfully important to get this worked up. ;)
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    You should see them on twitter - tweeting one another back and forth in commiseration and waxing poetic on how the chargers are handling this so badly wah wah wah

    Steve Adler (of Friarhood and FantasyDaddy) made a great point - these same mediots didn't seen to care half as much about interviewing 2nd round pick, Jonas Mouton last season...

    IMO they just want the easy headline. The Chargers gave them the finger and now they're pouting.
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    Their whole argument is a crock. They say the only way the "story" is going to go away is if Te'0 answers their questions...... that's :poop:.

    The truth is, they don't want the story to go away. They're a bunch of lazy fucks who want this BS to go on and on. It saves them from having to do any real work.
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    Posner is particularly bitter about it. T'eo's already answered their questions, there's nothing new to be asked. I especially love how Posner says that the fans want up to date info about the team and that's why this is wrong, how can they have updated info if they can't talk to ALL the players. Lazy crybaby :p
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    I haven't heard any outcry from the fans...... they've heard the story already. There's nothing new to tell, and besides, it has nothing to do with football.

    The players have to be available after games to talk about the game, not their personal lives. When Jammer was going through his divorce last year, did the local press grill him about what was going on?...... no. Why?..... because it was none of their damn business.

    Te'o had his personal business spill out into public, so he was forced to address it publicly. But, he's already done that, so he's under no obligation to have to keep discussing it. The only people that haven't moved on from the story are the press. The fans could cares less at this point. They just want to see what he can do on the field.
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    The only real way this goes away in the media is when the first time he sits in front of them and no one asks a question about it. After the first one happens it will then just be a thing of the past. Getting them to do that on the other hand is another thing. To be honest it's something that happened quite awhile ago, and is old news. I mean seriously, what else is there to ask him? Hey Manti, were you expecting Lennay to be at practice today? I mean give me a break. Media people are fuggin ridiculous.
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    Love how McCoy and Co. are handling this. I really can't think of anything bad to say about McCoy and Telesco's tenure so far in San Diego, although very early, only complaints I have are draft related, but they see things we don't so we'll just see how that pans out.
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    All these reporters are saying "we only want to ask him football related questions" blah blah blah but even today the first question related to T'eo had to do with the Maxim party.

    As Syd pointed out earlier, I don't hear them complaining about not getting to talk to Mouton. English (who should be a bigger topic if you want to ask football related questions)

    Why isn't anyone pounding on Goodman's door to get a few quotes?:whistling:
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    Posner wants to be the next Katie Couric, maybe that's why he crying like a little girl?
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    And they just won't give up......... :rolleyes:

    Chargers explain decision to shield Te’o from media
    Posted by Mike Florio on May 20, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT
    It’s essentially a Te’obargo, and the Chargers now admit they won’t be making their second-round pick available to the media at all until the middle of June.
    So why are they not letting Te’o talk? Chargers director of public relations Bill Johnston addressed the situation today on XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego.
    “Right now, anything that he does . . . makes news,” Johnston said. “Right now, the news that people are talking about with him is really not the news that we want him to be talking about. Really, he’s a rookie, he’s a second-round draft pick, yet everybody wants to talk to him. Well, why? Well, it all goes back to that stuff that happened back in the winter, and back when he was at Notre Dame.
    “To us, that’s not what we want him talking about. We want him focused on becoming a Charger, on becoming a better player. Learning our system. Getting comfortable here. We want him talking football, talking Chargers, and that’s all we want him focused on right now. So we’re doing what we think is in his best interests to stay focused and become the best player he can.”
    That really doesn’t make much sense, frankly. Media availability inherently is a distraction, regardless of the topics addressed. Any time spent talking to the media takes away from Te’o's effort to become a better player and learn the system.
    Moreover, the furor regarding the Lennay Kukua nonsense largely has subsided. It wasn’t, for example, much of an issue during the first session between Te’o and the media on May 10, in connection with the team’s rookie minicamp.
    Of course, the controversy can remain relevant if Te’o does things to keep it relevant. For example, he chose to attend the Maxim party honoring a list of women that included the non-existent Kukua. Under the circumstances, it’s fair game to ask him why he did it.
    It’s not fair game for the Chargers to protect him, or anyone other player simply because the team wants him to talk about certain subjects and not others. Watch the video from the May 10 session; the kid can handle himself well. Besides, they picked him knowing what having him on the team would entail. It’s short-sighted to treat him differently than every other player.
    Think of the message that sends this to the locker room, at a time when he’d love nothing more than to simply be one of the guys. He’s necessarily not one of the guys, because the team is giving him different treatment than the rest of his teammates.
    Meanwhile, the team is making the issue even bigger than it should be, giving Te’o yet another topic to address when he finally talks to the media and making it harder for him to lay the foundation for a positive relationship with the folks who buy ink by the truckload.
    While it’s hard for any organization to reverse a decision that has been made and implemented, the best move for the Chargers would be to treat Te’o no differently than any other player — and to hope that the media eventually will do the same thing.
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    This is what I was afraid of when it was a topic of drafting him, Not T'eo the player but the circus that followed
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    Well, at least, Bill Johnston didn't tell the press to take a "chill pill." :D
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    Maybe he needs to
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    The chargers have done the right thing as the media definitely don't want to ask him football related questions
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    hahaha - Marty Caswell is PISSED about this article :roflmao: which nails the issue on the head. Suck it up mediots. Article below, written by CBS's Gregg Doyle, can be found here: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/...lding-teo-no-matter-how-much-the-media-whines

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    Screw the drama whores.
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    For Pete's sake, enough with the media circus and let this kid show us what he can do where it really matters......like on the football field. What a concept. :rolleyes:
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