There is an unwritten rule among online colleagues that colleagues must not be called publicly. (Some people in the business would say that this also applies to employees in competing networks.) Recently, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit deviated from ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky’s comment on Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (Justin Fields) Convention.
It started when Orlovsky shared some news Orlovsky had heard with Pat McAfee, to explain people’s perceptions that Fields’ draft inventory was declining.Orlovsky said that through New York Post: “One, I heard that he is a quarterback with a last-in, first-out type. I like it, not a manic work ethic. Compared to Justin Herbert, I’ve even heard of it, like: “Man, when Justin Herbert showed up, he was like a mentally ill man, ready to work and ready to draft. Even in school, such as “give me more, I want to keep working”. I heard that there is a problem with Justin Fields’ professional ethics… The second thing is… Where is his desire to be an excellent quarterback? From the point of view I have expressed, I think he desires to be an excellent athlete, but where is his desire to be an excellent quarterback What’s even better is that you have to be willing to find things you are not good at, but just go crazy about them.
The racial stereotypes Orlovsky embedded in his comments were strongly opposed. He released a video on Thursday aimed at extinguishing the fire by passing on a positive view of Fields. Orlovsky then received an interview from Ohio State University’s assistant coach and former NFL quarterback John Baker. There was help, and Fields is helping Fields prepare for the draft.
Despite this, Orlovsky reiterated his negative opinion: “The reality is that I heard these words from the team. They might feel that way.”
Herbstreit doesn’t buy anything at all. “Absolutely ridiculous,” Herbstreit tweeted in the video via SI.com’s Jimmy Traina. “Even if you didn’t say it… inherited from the’people of insight’, this is still ridiculous and ridiculous!!! Embarrassing!!!”
It is correct to be the analyst of Herbstreit, and he will be one of the ABC analysts on the draft. In many ways, the pre-draft mega-deal has grown to such an extent that most people who get paid should be aware that there is a lot of nonsense here. A team that secretly loves a player will make negative comments and opinions under the cover of anonymity to help him free fall, which will make the player free in a punctual state.
As Dwight Scrute said: “It’s like meeting Machiavelli…. Football.”
Orlovsky eventually described the dynamic as Oh by the way In his cleanup video. This is hardly a condition. Scouts and coaches will proactively prey on media members with platform naive and/or reckless ambitions to light up these fuses. This kind of motivation should never be PS. It should always be a bookshelf.
Indeed, when McAfee asked why Fields seemed to fall, Orlovsky should have said so.
“Well, Pat, this is what happens at this time of year,” Orlovsky should explain. “Teams that love a player will try to give the impression of being down by spreading unrealistic views about him. They actually do this so that the player can be on standby at any time. Therefore, it is best to remain anonymous Scouts and sources from the team (especially negative opinions) are considered false and unreliable. In addition, unless we know the ideas of all 32 teams, we will never know which team will be better than anyone The desired position is much higher to select a player, just like the way 49 teams trade from 12th to No. 3. Get Mac Jones, Trey Lance or Fields.”
In the weeks leading up to the draft, everyone involved in the NFL needs to understand this, and we need to refuse to be manipulated in the name of a satisfactory producer/editor or in the name of “knowingly.” In short, if a scout, coach or any other team employee refuses to add a name to a player’s negative opinion in the weeks leading up to the draft, then we should not repeat it, even if it might have caused a warning . The purpose is to inspire a slide. (This does not mean that the source is consciously lying. Certain coaches and general managers will definitely say such things in front of their subordinates who are known to be talkative, hoping that these employees will somehow spread false assessments to the media. According to The source understands that this will be correct.)
Whether Orlovsky has a reason to have a good impression of Herbstreit because of a public argument is a different question. ESPN definitely wants everyone with the Mickey Mouse logo on their salary to behave like Chip and Dale. But even if Herbstreit was out of touch, Orlovsky still didn’t realize that he might have been played by someone who wanted Fields to fall. This was the most important teachable moment in this event.