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Dick Vermeil
Former Head Coach

Dick Vermeil

Has won the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl and multiple coaching accolades.

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. That being said I don't think players have become too outspoken - these seem more like isolated incidents.

When an NFL team loses, players become frustrated, that's natural. But when a player makes the move of complaining through the press, it can only be negative. It's a sign of a selfish attitude in my opinion, like I only make a contribution when the team wins. Doing that creates a distraction and draws attention to the player - usually that's why the guy is doing it in the first place.

My philosophy has always been handling issues in house. I would talk to the squad about that all the time. I would talk to them about the responsibility they have to represent everyone on the team in a positive way and if they have problems come to my office and voice them. Don't air them out in public.

By Dick Vermeil  |  October 16, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  | Category:  Dick Vermeil , Jacksonville Jaguars , Washington Redskins Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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