The League

THE QUESTION

Have NFL Players Become Too Outspoken?

In the traditionally tight-mouth league, why are more players calling out their teams publicly?

Posted by Emil Steiner on October 16, 2009 7:33 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Leave the Media Out

Exposing internal politics and voicing frustration about your team to the media is counterproductive for team unity.

Posted by Roman Oben, on October 16, 2009 8:37 PM

Keep It Private

I think players should vent their feelings only within their own locker room - that's the only place where something positive might result.

Posted by Dick Vermeil, on October 16, 2009 10:15 AM

Twitter Changes Chatter

Winning is still everything, but the speed at which players can now complain makes it harder to appear tight-lipped.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on October 16, 2009 8:43 AM

Learn From Rodgers

In a time of childish blamescaping, kudos to Aaron Rodgers for reminding us that football is the ultimate team sport.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on October 16, 2009 7:49 AM

Keep It Positive

A player in a team sport has every right to voice his opinion, but only if those opinions are presented in a constructive manner.

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on October 16, 2009 7:42 AM

MJD Can Talk

Marquee players know that teams will have a hard time sitting superstars if they question their team.

Posted by Matt Loede, on October 16, 2009 7:34 AM

Should Players Keep Their Mouths Shut?

Have NFL players become too outspoken when it comes to critiquing their teams?

Posted by Reader Poll, on October 16, 2009 7:31 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

Grandblvd03: Oh, OK -- You're right. Maybe the players should shut their big mouths and let the white mastuhs do all the opinionating....

crazy81: Ever since free agency they have become a bunch of rich cry babies. NFL players used to go both ways, work summer jobs and be gratful for th...

topwriter: In as much as they are paid to play and likely are not asked to sign any sort of gag-rule statement in their contract -even though more impo...

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