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Old 11-30-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I don't think a short clip of a guy smiling while talking to his lineman can be interpreted as "laughing it up on the sidelines" -no one except those two know the context of why he was smiling. But I can understand why the reporter asked the question, especially since Gruden brought it to the attention to the nation (including Niner fans). The same thing happens in Tampa - the reporter is asking on behalf of the fans, really. Probably not the best venue to ask the question - maybe he should have asked on the side so not to have embarrassed DA.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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He's not laughing in that sideline clip. This appears to be yet another instance where a reporter is trying to make a story out of nothing and perhaps longing to hear his voice and name make the rounds.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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Not at all - very respected reporter and it's not the first time anderson has been a little aloof

The fans are at about a critical mass of anger out here - i think most directed at the FO for brining in a guy like anderson to begin with

Anderson could of very easily answered the question in a professional way

Bucfan is right on - the reporter is reporting to the fans and this was a big topic amongst them - all DA did was show that he's not emotionally mature enough to answer a question, let alone lead a team .... which has done nothing but incite the fans more because that was the one thing they were sold with him from the FO
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Behavior police alert...

If down by more than two touchdowns, you are not allowed to display any behavior that others may comprehend as uncaring. The player must appear to be down trodden, gloomy, or thoughtful about the next series of plays. Having a playbook or photographs in hand will help.

I can see if this was a continual jovial attitude on the sideline - but one instance where they have a smile on their face - with no context??

Please - get over it, Gruden and others. Everyone is different and everyone handles adversity in a different manner. They have sucked all year. You can't be gloomy forever.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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Behavior police alert...

If down by more than two touchdowns, you are not allowed to display any behavior that others may comprehend as uncaring. The player must appear to be down trodden, gloomy, or thoughtful about the next series of plays. Having a playbook or photographs in hand will help.

I can see if this was a continual jovial attitude on the sideline - but one instance where they have a smile on their face - with no context??

Please - get over it, Gruden and others. Everyone is different and everyone handles adversity in a different manner. They have sucked all year. You can't be gloomy forever.
You know, 10 years ago, I would have sided with Jon Gruden. Now, I couldn't disagree with him more. The man is a human being, and this might have been a way for him to compartmentalize what was happening at the time. The team has been in the crapper the entire year, there comes a point where it is forgiveable to step back, reflect on the absurdity of the game, the season, and share a moment of humor with a teammate. Anderson is right: it is none of the media's business what he was saying to Deuce Lutui. Look, the guy is probably going to lose his job by the end of the year, and could be UFL bound by this time next year. He will pay for his job performance. What else do you want him to do? Kiss Bill Bidwell's ass in Macy's window?
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Not at all - very respected reporter and it's not the first time anderson has been a little aloof

The fans are at about a critical mass of anger out here - i think most directed at the FO for brining in a guy like anderson to begin with

Anderson could of very easily answered the question in a professional way

Bucfan is right on - the reporter is reporting to the fans and this was a big topic amongst them - all DA did was show that he's not emotionally mature enough to answer a question, let alone lead a team .... which has done nothing but incite the fans more because that was the one thing they were sold with him from the FO
Maybe so but the fact remains that this reporter was making it sound as if DA was laughing hysterically on the sidlines and persisted in saying so despite the video clip show otherwise. Players blowup when pestered by badgering reporters. This is nothing new and I don't blame the players for doing so.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think a lot of people including the idiot reporter and Chucky Gruden need to understand there is a big difference between "laughing it up" and having a brief 3 second smile on your face.

I have been hearing reporters from MSNBC, CNN, ESPN all refer to it as laughing or laughing it up. The media is a joke.

Talk about making something out of nothing and completely misrepresenting fact.

Gruden probably never smiled while he was a backup QB at Dayton.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:24 AM
 
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You should expect more from your QB and if he thought that was badgering thank god he didn't end up in a city with really hostile media .... he would of cracked weeks ago with his performance this year

Honestly, I have no problems with players blowing off some steam during the game or setting up barriers .... however, they need to understand how their actions look - especially if they are in a leadership position

he was given an opportunity to clear the air and take it in a positive direction

A simple - "It's a frustrating game during a frustrating season, my play hasn't lived up to my preparation for one reason or another and duece was helping me get past the game to that point and refocus on what we needed to do to finish the game with a better effort" would of sufficed and put him in a positive light with his team

Instead he lost the community, will be a further distraction in the locker room, will be an ongoing soundbyte joke for years to come and acted like a petulant child ..... this is probably worse than his blowup leaving cleveland
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I think a lot of people including the idiot reporter and Chucky Gruden need to understand there is a big difference between "laughing it up" and having a brief 3 second smile on your face.

I have been hearing reporters from MSNBC, CNN, ESPN all refer to it as laughing or laughing it up. The media is a joke.

Talk about making something out of nothing and completely misrepresenting fact.
I agree with you 100%. Colin Cowherd said it best - maybe the OL that DA was talking too mentioned something like, "I'm going to hate watching the film on this game at practice tomorrow" - could have been some tension relieving comment by the OL that made DA laugh. Not everyone can always have the scowl that Chucky always seems to have.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Our QB smiles a lot - even after throwing an INT - it's his way of relieving the tension of his mistake or his WR's mistaken route.

I do hope he (Freeman) reviews DA's tape and learned what not to do when irritated by a reporter's badgering.
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