Packers assistant coach appears to be boycotting the media
Head coaches in the NFL and other sports have to answer questions from reporters on almost a daily basis, and that can be a tedious task. Assistants don’t have to deal with it nearly as much, but one coach from the Green Bay Packers has seemingly had enough of the media.
Earlier this offseason, Packers associate head coach and linebackers coach Winston Moss seemed as irritated as possible during a scheduled press conference. One reporter, Jason Wilde, even asked Moss if the media did something to offend him. Here’s the video:
Holy cow…Packers LB Coach Winston Moss hates the media. pic.twitter.com/rTQJgDKTun
— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) June 14, 2018
Why Moss acted the way he did remains a mystery, but it seems like the Packers want to avoid having it happen again. The team announced on Wednesday that several defensive assistants will be speaking with the media, but Moss won’t be one of them. Wilde and other Packers reporters have yet to be given an explanation as to why.
Packers defensive assistant coaches will speak to reporters this afternoon, but OLB coach Winston Moss will not. Why is that the case? Let’s allow Winston to answer that himself: pic.twitter.com/zR6oAcZzkY
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 22, 2018
I've told the #Packers PR staff this, so I'm not just venting on Twitter behind their backs: I know he's a 52-year-old man, not one of my kids, but as a parent, I feel like we've given Winston exactly what he wanted — not having to do it anymore. That bothers me. https://t.co/No8phntqkL
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) August 22, 2018
We have seen coaches and players threaten to boycott the media over the years, but there is typically a reason for it. While Moss might just hate answering questions, he has had press conferences in the past where he didn’t seem like he would rather be getting a root canal than standing at the podium. It’s probably smart of the Packers to relieve him of those duties.