Relationships between coaches and reporters can get tense, sometimes causing scenes that are uncomfortable to watch.
Then there’s what happened Wednesday between Packers associate head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss and reporters at Green Bay’s minicamp in Ashwaubenon, Wis. Moss sat down to talk to the media, but clearly did not seem in the mood. He rolled his eyes, disputed a reporter’s account of a player’s on-field actions and seemed unwilling to volunteer any information.
A reporter asked him, “Winston, I’m sorry, where’s the Winston that has given us illumination and information at past press conferences? Did we do something that you’re down on us again? … We want to talk about your guys, and I’m not quite sure what you want from us to make that happen.”
After almost a 10-second pause, Moss responded, “I can’t help you.”
Another pause, and Moss continued, “You ask the question, I’ll answer it.”
Holy cow…Packers LB Coach Winston Moss hates the media. pic.twitter.com/rTQJgDKTun
— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) June 14, 2018
Naturally, the Twittersphere had plenty of thoughts on the uncomfortable situation, taking both Moss’ and the reporter’s side in the standoff.
What a tremendous waste of everyone’s time. The questions are simple, non-combative and completely fair. There’s is absolutely no reason for Winston Moss to handle this the way he did. #Packers https://t.co/a8nom5qfN6
— Jay Elsen (@ElsenMidcoSN) June 13, 2018
Looks like you overstepped your boundaries and he put you in place with authority! Another reason why GB loves Winston Moss!
— Bruce (@bdei80) June 14, 2018
Moss, 52, played 11 seasons as a linebacker in the NFL, with the Buccaneers, Raiders and Seahawks. He’s been with the Packers since 2007.