“He’s leading the team. He’s on the sidelines talking with the O-line, talking with receivers. He’s doing the things we all wanted him to do. In the huddle, he’s saying the right things,” left tackle Jordan Gross said. “And I’ll tell you what, the guy’s a tough guy because he takes some shots and he gets up and keeps on swinging. If he can play this way and lead like he is, the sky’s the limit for him.”
But I bet Rick Reilly knows better.
I thought I recognized his name from just last week, looks like he's a bit of a squirm:
Though Werder could be in line for punishment for taking a public shot at a coworker, he has a right to be upset. Reilly isn’t an NFL reporter. Though we’re not quite sure what Reilly’s role is, he’s definitely not an NFL reporter. And with an army of NFL reporters marching on the same turf and chasing the same scoops, the last thing any of them want is to have to worry about a non-NFL reporter encroaching on their crowded turf. Werder possibly wasn’t the only ESPN personality upset with Reilly’s antics. Many have suggested that Steve Young’s demeanor indicates he was pissed at Reilly for making a big deal out of getting credit for an injury that was reported, well, everywhere. There’s a chance, however, that Young turned toward Reilly while listening to a producer telling Young and Reilly something like “you know, they could hear you at home.” Young’s tap to the forearm of Reilly could have been Young’s way of acknowledging to Reilly that the tail end of their discussion had gone out over the ESPN airwaves.