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Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
What a prick. For a guy who professes a Christian faith, that sure wasn't Jesus-like. But more than just being rude and defensive, he was also classless and unprofessional.

It's now clear that he's taken on more than he can chew as an NFL head coach, and I honestly don't see him around after this season unless we win the division. Anything less, and he's out.

Don't want to get on a tangent, but wasn't Jesus a person who told the truth, no matter how brutal. Sometimes that can be taken as rude. Singletary didn't lie to the reporter. He told him the truth of how he feels about the situation and wants to talk about other things. A guy can only say the same things so many times. The reporter should just check transcripts or previous interviews about this topic.

Is it good reporting to ask a question that has already been answered or is it better to ask a different question that may get the interviewee to reveal this issue? It was a dumb question because the exact question has been asked a number of times already.

Rather convenient to hide behind the whole "truth" thing so you can be an ass to someone who is merely asking you a question as part of his job. Look, if O'Donnell was being a jerk about it, it would be a different story....but he was just doing his job, asking about a situation that is obviously of interest to a lot of people.

Btw, the interviewee doesn't get to dictate to the reporter what can or can't be asked without coming off like an ass. If you're in the public eye and YOU AGREE to be interviewed, just be a man and answer the questions. Don't act like a little kid, like a bully trying to intimidate and demean another person...that just perpetuates the situation.

The REAL truth is (if he was REALLT being honest) very likely that someone did rat out Jimmy Raye, and that Raye isn't much of an OC, which speaks directly to Sing's judgement.

If I had to guess, this is likely the source of Singletary's anger/frustration, and not just being asked the same questions by reporters (which happens all the time).

so, let me get this straight, there's no rules on what an interviewer can ask but there are rules on how an interviewee can state an answer?

The media gets away with being rude way more often than does a person being interviewed. Yes, he agreed on the interview. That doesn't mean has isn't allowed to be stern, answer the question the way he feels like answering it and let the interviewer know that that's all he's going to get.

He didn't get personal with the interviewer and that's all that matters. Everything else done was within the scope of interviewer/interviewee dynamic.

Nice strawman.

I never said there aren't any rules for the interviewer. I even said that if O'Donnell was being a jerk or asking inappropriate questions then he would've been out of line.

But O'Donnell was just asking what everyone wants to know (and did so respectfully), and Sing simply didn't want to answer (and in the process, came across as an ass). You don't want to answer a question, coach...fine, just be a professional and say, "you know, I've already addressed it and it's water under the bridge." Coaches do that all the time when they want to avoid certain questions.

The unprofessional (and eventually unemployed) react the way Singletary did.

Exactly. How hard would it have been for Sing to simply say that we had a press conference about this yesterday the yahoo article is in accurate now let's talk about the saints. Just give him generic coach talk like all other coaches do.

That response also gets scrutinized.
Sing needs to tone it down a bit -- but I see where he's coming from. He's creating an "us against them" mentality with the team -- and this can work. I've seen it happen before.

But it can also backfire -- badly.

Time will tell. It's still way too early to make any conclusions about which way this team is headed.

After five or six games? We'll know.

Remember how many people on this board were predicting playoffs after last year's 3-1 start? We then proceeded to lose the next four games.
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
What a prick. For a guy who professes a Christian faith, that sure wasn't Jesus-like. But more than just being rude and defensive, he was also classless and unprofessional.

It's now clear that he's taken on more than he can chew as an NFL head coach, and I honestly don't see him around after this season unless we win the division. Anything less, and he's out.

Don't want to get on a tangent, but wasn't Jesus a person who told the truth, no matter how brutal. Sometimes that can be taken as rude. Singletary didn't lie to the reporter. He told him the truth of how he feels about the situation and wants to talk about other things. A guy can only say the same things so many times. The reporter should just check transcripts or previous interviews about this topic.

Is it good reporting to ask a question that has already been answered or is it better to ask a different question that may get the interviewee to reveal this issue? It was a dumb question because the exact question has been asked a number of times already.

Rather convenient to hide behind the whole "truth" thing so you can be an ass to someone who is merely asking you a question as part of his job. Look, if O'Donnell was being a jerk about it, it would be a different story....but he was just doing his job, asking about a situation that is obviously of interest to a lot of people.

Btw, the interviewee doesn't get to dictate to the reporter what can or can't be asked without coming off like an ass. If you're in the public eye and YOU AGREE to be interviewed, just be a man and answer the questions. Don't act like a little kid, like a bully trying to intimidate and demean another person...that just perpetuates the situation.

The REAL truth is (if he was REALLT being honest) very likely that someone did rat out Jimmy Raye, and that Raye isn't much of an OC, which speaks directly to Sing's judgement.

If I had to guess, this is likely the source of Singletary's anger/frustration, and not just being asked the same questions by reporters (which happens all the time).

so, let me get this straight, there's no rules on what an interviewer can ask but there are rules on how an interviewee can state an answer?

The media gets away with being rude way more often than does a person being interviewed. Yes, he agreed on the interview. That doesn't mean has isn't allowed to be stern, answer the question the way he feels like answering it and let the interviewer know that that's all he's going to get.

He didn't get personal with the interviewer and that's all that matters. Everything else done was within the scope of interviewer/interviewee dynamic.

Nice strawman.

I never said there aren't any rules for the interviewer. I even said that if O'Donnell was being a jerk or asking inappropriate questions then he would've been out of line.

But O'Donnell was just asking what everyone wants to know (and did so respectfully), and Sing simply didn't want to answer (and in the process, came across as an ass). You don't want to answer a question, coach...fine, just be a professional and say, "you know, I've already addressed it and it's water under the bridge." Coaches do that all the time when they want to avoid certain questions.

The unprofessional (and eventually unemployed) react the way Singletary did.

Exactly. How hard would it have been for Sing to simply say that we had a press conference about this yesterday the yahoo article is in accurate now let's talk about the saints. Just give him generic coach talk like all other coaches do.

Is this not exactly why we hated Nolan? Double standard?
Originally posted by redrathman:
Originally posted by danimal:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by danimal:
I never in a million years thought I would ever witness an NFL head coach talking about "Rats"

This Franchise is downright embarrassing.

He wasn't talking about rats except for stating that he's not going to talk about rats. He already mentioned that a rat will come out on its own and that's it.

The media is talking about rats.

lol, way to spin it. I love Sing. In about any other job in the NFL but HC or DC. He was and is a great coach to have on staff. But as an HC he is an absolute joke. Period, end o story.

And you're basing this judgement on last week alone?

His 5-4 record in 2008?
His 8-8 record in 2009?

As a matter of personal policy I base all of my judgements on all available info. If last week is the first time you saw a flaw at HC thats your prob.

And LOL, is the 13-13 record supposed to impress me????
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
What a prick. For a guy who professes a Christian faith, that sure wasn't Jesus-like. But more than just being rude and defensive, he was also classless and unprofessional.

It's now clear that he's taken on more than he can chew as an NFL head coach, and I honestly don't see him around after this season unless we win the division. Anything less, and he's out.

Don't want to get on a tangent, but wasn't Jesus a person who told the truth, no matter how brutal. Sometimes that can be taken as rude. Singletary didn't lie to the reporter. He told him the truth of how he feels about the situation and wants to talk about other things. A guy can only say the same things so many times. The reporter should just check transcripts or previous interviews about this topic.

Is it good reporting to ask a question that has already been answered or is it better to ask a different question that may get the interviewee to reveal this issue? It was a dumb question because the exact question has been asked a number of times already.

Rather convenient to hide behind the whole "truth" thing so you can be an ass to someone who is merely asking you a question as part of his job. Look, if O'Donnell was being a jerk about it, it would be a different story....but he was just doing his job, asking about a situation that is obviously of interest to a lot of people.

Btw, the interviewee doesn't get to dictate to the reporter what can or can't be asked without coming off like an ass. If you're in the public eye and YOU AGREE to be interviewed, just be a man and answer the questions. Don't act like a little kid, like a bully trying to intimidate and demean another person...that just perpetuates the situation.

The REAL truth is (if he was REALLT being honest) very likely that someone did rat out Jimmy Raye, and that Raye isn't much of an OC, which speaks directly to Sing's judgement.

If I had to guess, this is likely the source of Singletary's anger/frustration, and not just being asked the same questions by reporters (which happens all the time).

so, let me get this straight, there's no rules on what an interviewer can ask but there are rules on how an interviewee can state an answer?

The media gets away with being rude way more often than does a person being interviewed. Yes, he agreed on the interview. That doesn't mean has isn't allowed to be stern, answer the question the way he feels like answering it and let the interviewer know that that's all he's going to get.

He didn't get personal with the interviewer and that's all that matters. Everything else done was within the scope of interviewer/interviewee dynamic.

Nice strawman.

I never said there aren't any rules for the interviewer. I even said that if O'Donnell was being a jerk or asking inappropriate questions then he would've been out of line.

But O'Donnell was just asking what everyone wants to know (and did so respectfully), and Sing simply didn't want to answer (and in the process, came across as an ass). You don't want to answer a question, coach...fine, just be a professional and say, "you know, I've already addressed it and it's water under the bridge." Coaches do that all the time when they want to avoid certain questions.

The unprofessional (and eventually unemployed) react the way Singletary did.

And the interviewer could have done some research and tried to get his question answered in a different way besides the exact way it had already been asked numerous times. You have never answered a question or thought about a question asked to you that "How dumb does this guy think I am? This is flat out disrespectful to me."

That question was an "idiot" question as some investigators/interviewers will categorize them. It's like, "Let me see how dumb he is and see if I can slip this by him." The reporter may not have had those intentions but it can easily be taken that way.

Like I said, the media gets away with being this way. The guy may have not prepared and just asked it innocently, but that's his fault, not Singletary's.

You must have looked at a different interview than I did. O'Donnell was actually trying to defend Raye in a way, saying essentially that "Raye's been coaching for many years, and this article is attacking him for not having much of a clue...how can that be?" (I'm paraphrasing).

That's when Sing lost it. Even when DO tried to come back and essentially say, "I know what you're saying coach, and I was trying to agree with you and ask how someone could say that...", Sing just cut him off again.

Now, if it was left like that, it's a whatever moment.

But then O'Donnell tried to shift gears and ask about Alex receiving signals for Monday's game, Sing cut him off again and didn't want to talk about communication or signals...he just wanted to talk about New Orleans. Well, that's what O'Donnell was trying to do.

Then D.O. asked about "trying" to stop Brees (talking about New Orleans, like coach asked), Sing cut him off again.

Truth is, Singletary misunderstood what O'Donnell was asking, he got pissed off (by his own admission), and essentially acted like a child for the remainder of the interview.

If you want to blame the interviewer for this, go ahead. But it's plain to see for most that Sing overreacted (like he does often), was unprofessional and completely classless when there really was no reason to be.
Originally posted by Utah9er:
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
What a prick. For a guy who professes a Christian faith, that sure wasn't Jesus-like. But more than just being rude and defensive, he was also classless and unprofessional.

It's now clear that he's taken on more than he can chew as an NFL head coach, and I honestly don't see him around after this season unless we win the division. Anything less, and he's out.

Don't want to get on a tangent, but wasn't Jesus a person who told the truth, no matter how brutal. Sometimes that can be taken as rude. Singletary didn't lie to the reporter. He told him the truth of how he feels about the situation and wants to talk about other things. A guy can only say the same things so many times. The reporter should just check transcripts or previous interviews about this topic.

Is it good reporting to ask a question that has already been answered or is it better to ask a different question that may get the interviewee to reveal this issue? It was a dumb question because the exact question has been asked a number of times already.

Rather convenient to hide behind the whole "truth" thing so you can be an ass to someone who is merely asking you a question as part of his job. Look, if O'Donnell was being a jerk about it, it would be a different story....but he was just doing his job, asking about a situation that is obviously of interest to a lot of people.

Btw, the interviewee doesn't get to dictate to the reporter what can or can't be asked without coming off like an ass. If you're in the public eye and YOU AGREE to be interviewed, just be a man and answer the questions. Don't act like a little kid, like a bully trying to intimidate and demean another person...that just perpetuates the situation.

The REAL truth is (if he was REALLT being honest) very likely that someone did rat out Jimmy Raye, and that Raye isn't much of an OC, which speaks directly to Sing's judgement.

If I had to guess, this is likely the source of Singletary's anger/frustration, and not just being asked the same questions by reporters (which happens all the time).

so, let me get this straight, there's no rules on what an interviewer can ask but there are rules on how an interviewee can state an answer?

The media gets away with being rude way more often than does a person being interviewed. Yes, he agreed on the interview. That doesn't mean has isn't allowed to be stern, answer the question the way he feels like answering it and let the interviewer know that that's all he's going to get.

He didn't get personal with the interviewer and that's all that matters. Everything else done was within the scope of interviewer/interviewee dynamic.

Nice strawman.

I never said there aren't any rules for the interviewer. I even said that if O'Donnell was being a jerk or asking inappropriate questions then he would've been out of line.

But O'Donnell was just asking what everyone wants to know (and did so respectfully), and Sing simply didn't want to answer (and in the process, came across as an ass). You don't want to answer a question, coach...fine, just be a professional and say, "you know, I've already addressed it and it's water under the bridge." Coaches do that all the time when they want to avoid certain questions.

The unprofessional (and eventually unemployed) react the way Singletary did.

Exactly. How hard would it have been for Sing to simply say that we had a press conference about this yesterday the yahoo article is in accurate now let's talk about the saints. Just give him generic coach talk like all other coaches do.

Is this not exactly why we hated Nolan? Double standard?

oh I thought people were just jealous that he got hired because of his good looks

Originally posted by Utah9er:
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
What a prick. For a guy who professes a Christian faith, that sure wasn't Jesus-like. But more than just being rude and defensive, he was also classless and unprofessional.

It's now clear that he's taken on more than he can chew as an NFL head coach, and I honestly don't see him around after this season unless we win the division. Anything less, and he's out.

Don't want to get on a tangent, but wasn't Jesus a person who told the truth, no matter how brutal. Sometimes that can be taken as rude. Singletary didn't lie to the reporter. He told him the truth of how he feels about the situation and wants to talk about other things. A guy can only say the same things so many times. The reporter should just check transcripts or previous interviews about this topic.

Is it good reporting to ask a question that has already been answered or is it better to ask a different question that may get the interviewee to reveal this issue? It was a dumb question because the exact question has been asked a number of times already.

Rather convenient to hide behind the whole "truth" thing so you can be an ass to someone who is merely asking you a question as part of his job. Look, if O'Donnell was being a jerk about it, it would be a different story....but he was just doing his job, asking about a situation that is obviously of interest to a lot of people.

Btw, the interviewee doesn't get to dictate to the reporter what can or can't be asked without coming off like an ass. If you're in the public eye and YOU AGREE to be interviewed, just be a man and answer the questions. Don't act like a little kid, like a bully trying to intimidate and demean another person...that just perpetuates the situation.

The REAL truth is (if he was REALLT being honest) very likely that someone did rat out Jimmy Raye, and that Raye isn't much of an OC, which speaks directly to Sing's judgement.

If I had to guess, this is likely the source of Singletary's anger/frustration, and not just being asked the same questions by reporters (which happens all the time).

so, let me get this straight, there's no rules on what an interviewer can ask but there are rules on how an interviewee can state an answer?

The media gets away with being rude way more often than does a person being interviewed. Yes, he agreed on the interview. That doesn't mean has isn't allowed to be stern, answer the question the way he feels like answering it and let the interviewer know that that's all he's going to get.

He didn't get personal with the interviewer and that's all that matters. Everything else done was within the scope of interviewer/interviewee dynamic.

Nice strawman.

I never said there aren't any rules for the interviewer. I even said that if O'Donnell was being a jerk or asking inappropriate questions then he would've been out of line.

But O'Donnell was just asking what everyone wants to know (and did so respectfully), and Sing simply didn't want to answer (and in the process, came across as an ass). You don't want to answer a question, coach...fine, just be a professional and say, "you know, I've already addressed it and it's water under the bridge." Coaches do that all the time when they want to avoid certain questions.

The unprofessional (and eventually unemployed) react the way Singletary did.

Exactly. How hard would it have been for Sing to simply say that we had a press conference about this yesterday the yahoo article is in accurate now let's talk about the saints. Just give him generic coach talk like all other coaches do.

Is this not exactly why we hated Nolan? Double standard?

Could be wrong, but I think Nolan was hated for putting a s**tty product on the field for most of his tenure...the coach-speak thing was WAY down the list.
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Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
What a prick. For a guy who professes a Christian faith, that sure wasn't Jesus-like. But more than just being rude and defensive, he was also classless and unprofessional.

It's now clear that he's taken on more than he can chew as an NFL head coach, and I honestly don't see him around after this season unless we win the division. Anything less, and he's out.

Don't want to get on a tangent, but wasn't Jesus a person who told the truth, no matter how brutal. Sometimes that can be taken as rude. Singletary didn't lie to the reporter. He told him the truth of how he feels about the situation and wants to talk about other things. A guy can only say the same things so many times. The reporter should just check transcripts or previous interviews about this topic.

Is it good reporting to ask a question that has already been answered or is it better to ask a different question that may get the interviewee to reveal this issue? It was a dumb question because the exact question has been asked a number of times already.

Rather convenient to hide behind the whole "truth" thing so you can be an ass to someone who is merely asking you a question as part of his job. Look, if O'Donnell was being a jerk about it, it would be a different story....but he was just doing his job, asking about a situation that is obviously of interest to a lot of people.

Btw, the interviewee doesn't get to dictate to the reporter what can or can't be asked without coming off like an ass. If you're in the public eye and YOU AGREE to be interviewed, just be a man and answer the questions. Don't act like a little kid, like a bully trying to intimidate and demean another person...that just perpetuates the situation.

The REAL truth is (if he was REALLT being honest) very likely that someone did rat out Jimmy Raye, and that Raye isn't much of an OC, which speaks directly to Sing's judgement.

If I had to guess, this is likely the source of Singletary's anger/frustration, and not just being asked the same questions by reporters (which happens all the time).

so, let me get this straight, there's no rules on what an interviewer can ask but there are rules on how an interviewee can state an answer?

The media gets away with being rude way more often than does a person being interviewed. Yes, he agreed on the interview. That doesn't mean has isn't allowed to be stern, answer the question the way he feels like answering it and let the interviewer know that that's all he's going to get.

He didn't get personal with the interviewer and that's all that matters. Everything else done was within the scope of interviewer/interviewee dynamic.

Nice strawman.

I never said there aren't any rules for the interviewer. I even said that if O'Donnell was being a jerk or asking inappropriate questions then he would've been out of line.

But O'Donnell was just asking what everyone wants to know (and did so respectfully), and Sing simply didn't want to answer (and in the process, came across as an ass). You don't want to answer a question, coach...fine, just be a professional and say, "you know, I've already addressed it and it's water under the bridge." Coaches do that all the time when they want to avoid certain questions.

The unprofessional (and eventually unemployed) react the way Singletary did.

And the interviewer could have done some research and tried to get his question answered in a different way besides the exact way it had already been asked numerous times. You have never answered a question or thought about a question asked to you that "How dumb does this guy think I am? This is flat out disrespectful to me."

That question was an "idiot" question as some investigators/interviewers will categorize them. It's like, "Let me see how dumb he is and see if I can slip this by him." The reporter may not have had those intentions but it can easily be taken that way.

Like I said, the media gets away with being this way. The guy may have not prepared and just asked it innocently, but that's his fault, not Singletary's.

You must have looked at a different interview than I did. O'Donnell was actually trying to defend Raye in a way, saying essentially that "Raye's been coaching for many years, and this article is attacking him for not having much of a clue...how can that be?" (I'm paraphrasing).

That's when Sing lost it. Even when DO tried to come back and essentially say, "I know what you're saying coach, and I was trying to agree with you and ask how someone could say that...", Sing just cut him off again.

Now, if it was left like that, it's a whatever moment.

But then O'Donnell tried to shift gears and ask about Alex receiving signals for Monday's game, Sing cut him off again and didn't want to talk about communication or signals...he just wanted to talk about New Orleans. Well, that's what O'Donnell was trying to do.

Then D.O. asked about "trying" to stop Brees (talking about New Orleans, like coach asked), Sing cut him off again.

Truth is, Singletary misunderstood what O'Donnell was asking, he got pissed off (by his own admission), and essentially acted like a child for the remainder of the interview.

If you want to blame the interviewer for this, go ahead. But it's plain to see for most that Sing overreacted (like he does often), was unprofessional and completely classless when there really was no reason to be.

I don't see Singletary being rude. The reporter said "try" and Sing cut him off to correct him. That's not rude.
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
What a prick. For a guy who professes a Christian faith, that sure wasn't Jesus-like. But more than just being rude and defensive, he was also classless and unprofessional.

It's now clear that he's taken on more than he can chew as an NFL head coach, and I honestly don't see him around after this season unless we win the division. Anything less, and he's out.

Don't want to get on a tangent, but wasn't Jesus a person who told the truth, no matter how brutal. Sometimes that can be taken as rude. Singletary didn't lie to the reporter. He told him the truth of how he feels about the situation and wants to talk about other things. A guy can only say the same things so many times. The reporter should just check transcripts or previous interviews about this topic.

Is it good reporting to ask a question that has already been answered or is it better to ask a different question that may get the interviewee to reveal this issue? It was a dumb question because the exact question has been asked a number of times already.

Rather convenient to hide behind the whole "truth" thing so you can be an ass to someone who is merely asking you a question as part of his job. Look, if O'Donnell was being a jerk about it, it would be a different story....but he was just doing his job, asking about a situation that is obviously of interest to a lot of people.

Btw, the interviewee doesn't get to dictate to the reporter what can or can't be asked without coming off like an ass. If you're in the public eye and YOU AGREE to be interviewed, just be a man and answer the questions. Don't act like a little kid, like a bully trying to intimidate and demean another person...that just perpetuates the situation.

The REAL truth is (if he was REALLT being honest) very likely that someone did rat out Jimmy Raye, and that Raye isn't much of an OC, which speaks directly to Sing's judgement.

If I had to guess, this is likely the source of Singletary's anger/frustration, and not just being asked the same questions by reporters (which happens all the time).

so, let me get this straight, there's no rules on what an interviewer can ask but there are rules on how an interviewee can state an answer?

The media gets away with being rude way more often than does a person being interviewed. Yes, he agreed on the interview. That doesn't mean has isn't allowed to be stern, answer the question the way he feels like answering it and let the interviewer know that that's all he's going to get.

He didn't get personal with the interviewer and that's all that matters. Everything else done was within the scope of interviewer/interviewee dynamic.

Nice strawman.

I never said there aren't any rules for the interviewer. I even said that if O'Donnell was being a jerk or asking inappropriate questions then he would've been out of line.

But O'Donnell was just asking what everyone wants to know (and did so respectfully), and Sing simply didn't want to answer (and in the process, came across as an ass). You don't want to answer a question, coach...fine, just be a professional and say, "you know, I've already addressed it and it's water under the bridge." Coaches do that all the time when they want to avoid certain questions.

The unprofessional (and eventually unemployed) react the way Singletary did.

And the interviewer could have done some research and tried to get his question answered in a different way besides the exact way it had already been asked numerous times. You have never answered a question or thought about a question asked to you that "How dumb does this guy think I am? This is flat out disrespectful to me."

That question was an "idiot" question as some investigators/interviewers will categorize them. It's like, "Let me see how dumb he is and see if I can slip this by him." The reporter may not have had those intentions but it can easily be taken that way.

Like I said, the media gets away with being this way. The guy may have not prepared and just asked it innocently, but that's his fault, not Singletary's.

You must have looked at a different interview than I did. O'Donnell was actually trying to defend Raye in a way, saying essentially that "Raye's been coaching for many years, and this article is attacking him for not having much of a clue...how can that be?" (I'm paraphrasing).

That's when Sing lost it. Even when DO tried to come back and essentially say, "I know what you're saying coach, and I was trying to agree with you and ask how someone could say that...", Sing just cut him off again.

Now, if it was left like that, it's a whatever moment.

But then O'Donnell tried to shift gears and ask about Alex receiving signals for Monday's game, Sing cut him off again and didn't want to talk about communication or signals...he just wanted to talk about New Orleans. Well, that's what O'Donnell was trying to do.

Then D.O. asked about "trying" to stop Brees (talking about New Orleans, like coach asked), Sing cut him off again.

Truth is, Singletary misunderstood what O'Donnell was asking, he got pissed off (by his own admission), and essentially acted like a child for the remainder of the interview.

If you want to blame the interviewer for this, go ahead. But it's plain to see for most that Sing overreacted (like he does often), was unprofessional and completely classless when there really was no reason to be.

I don't see Singletary being rude. The reporter said "try" and Sing cut him off to correct him. That's not rude.

Wow.

Ok, carry on...
Originally posted by geturembedder:
I had no idea raye got 7 head.coaches fired. He's the kiss of death.

This tells me Singletary didn't do his homework on Raye, he's gonna get it!
Singletary heard O'Donnell's preseason play by play and couldnt take it anymore!
Originally posted by 49ERSAM:
Originally posted by geturembedder:
I had no idea raye got 7 head.coaches fired. He's the kiss of death.

This tells me Singletary didn't do his homework on Raye, he's gonna get it!

That could have been assumed also without any research. When I saw Raye's resume...I saw a bunch of bad teams.
Originally posted by Utah9er:
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
What a prick. For a guy who professes a Christian faith, that sure wasn't Jesus-like. But more than just being rude and defensive, he was also classless and unprofessional.

It's now clear that he's taken on more than he can chew as an NFL head coach, and I honestly don't see him around after this season unless we win the division. Anything less, and he's out.

Don't want to get on a tangent, but wasn't Jesus a person who told the truth, no matter how brutal. Sometimes that can be taken as rude. Singletary didn't lie to the reporter. He told him the truth of how he feels about the situation and wants to talk about other things. A guy can only say the same things so many times. The reporter should just check transcripts or previous interviews about this topic.

Is it good reporting to ask a question that has already been answered or is it better to ask a different question that may get the interviewee to reveal this issue? It was a dumb question because the exact question has been asked a number of times already.

Rather convenient to hide behind the whole "truth" thing so you can be an ass to someone who is merely asking you a question as part of his job. Look, if O'Donnell was being a jerk about it, it would be a different story....but he was just doing his job, asking about a situation that is obviously of interest to a lot of people.

Btw, the interviewee doesn't get to dictate to the reporter what can or can't be asked without coming off like an ass. If you're in the public eye and YOU AGREE to be interviewed, just be a man and answer the questions. Don't act like a little kid, like a bully trying to intimidate and demean another person...that just perpetuates the situation.

The REAL truth is (if he was REALLT being honest) very likely that someone did rat out Jimmy Raye, and that Raye isn't much of an OC, which speaks directly to Sing's judgement.

If I had to guess, this is likely the source of Singletary's anger/frustration, and not just being asked the same questions by reporters (which happens all the time).

so, let me get this straight, there's no rules on what an interviewer can ask but there are rules on how an interviewee can state an answer?

The media gets away with being rude way more often than does a person being interviewed. Yes, he agreed on the interview. That doesn't mean has isn't allowed to be stern, answer the question the way he feels like answering it and let the interviewer know that that's all he's going to get.

He didn't get personal with the interviewer and that's all that matters. Everything else done was within the scope of interviewer/interviewee dynamic.

Nice strawman.

I never said there aren't any rules for the interviewer. I even said that if O'Donnell was being a jerk or asking inappropriate questions then he would've been out of line.

But O'Donnell was just asking what everyone wants to know (and did so respectfully), and Sing simply didn't want to answer (and in the process, came across as an ass). You don't want to answer a question, coach...fine, just be a professional and say, "you know, I've already addressed it and it's water under the bridge." Coaches do that all the time when they want to avoid certain questions.

The unprofessional (and eventually unemployed) react the way Singletary did.

Exactly. How hard would it have been for Sing to simply say that we had a press conference about this yesterday the yahoo article is in accurate now let's talk about the saints. Just give him generic coach talk like all other coaches do.

Is this not exactly why we hated Nolan? Double standard?

I didn't like Nolan b/c he sucked as a coach not b/c of his media answers. And it never bothered me when Nolan gave generic answers.
One thing is for sure, all this attention is creating a s**t load of pressure on this team to perform well. I have a feeling that the players are going to force things too much and collapse.