is it cause we are a small market team??

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by imbread, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. imbread

    imbread Starter

    just wondering why this coaching staff is getting off so easy from the media, soft and easy questions! not one hard question at all, i don't live in Tennessee but here in NJ they would be all over this guy
  2. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

    there is limited local press and they ALL need access too retain their jobs.

    So yes its because Nashville is a small market. On the odd occasion that Boclair would ask a tough question fishface would not answer it anyways and I doubt MM would either
  3. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x The Real Slim Shady

    National media doesn't care about TN. Look at how often they talk about NYJ and there troubles vs. TN.. it's sad.

    So yes, obviously it's because we're a small market team.
  4. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan The Reigning, Defending, Undisputed Beav Champion

    GoT is pretty much right on.

    But honestly, I thought they would be tougher on the new coach than they were on Fisher. Fishface was so respected around here (don't know why, but that's beside the point) that it seemed like media tiptoed around so as not to piss him off. I didn't think the new coach would get that kind of royal treatment. Especially a scrub like Munchak. But it is what it is.

    Still, I think the "small market" excuse only applies to a certain degree. There are other small markets where coaches and players get ripped much more for being god awful. Maybe it's a "Southern hospitality" thing? I really don't know. But whatever it is, it's a problem that goes deeper than just the media. There's a real lack of accountability and willingness to hold feet to the fire throughout this entire organization, the media, and the fan base.
  5. Thaddeus43

    Thaddeus43 Pro Bowler

    The Titans are the 1st pro team Nashville has had, and the only one outside of the preds (which most people don't care a ton about) ... our media has no clue what to ask them, or how to deal with an NFL team, even though the Titans have been there for over a decade.
  6. ncaalover12

    ncaalover12 Starter

    trade for Tebow, how worse can he really be compared to Hasselbeck
  7. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

    It may be more regional than market size. Sports fans in the North East are, well, special. :chairwack:
  8. ColtKiller

    ColtKiller Starter

    GB is also a small market team. Hell, so is New England (Foxboro, MA)....but they win. We were nationally popular when we won. Nobody cares about losers in small markets. Of course the Jets get a ton of press...there's 8 million people in New York.
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  9. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

    Agreed when it comes to small market teams. No one cares. Two years ago the teams that got the most attention were Minnisota and Dallas. Both were terrible. No one cared much about New Orleans until the Super Bowl.
  10. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

    Also, take a look at where ESPN is and where most of their employees come from. They sit between the Boston and New York sports markets. In addition, the place is fully of Syracuse grads. On air and off air.
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