The Art of Saying Almost Nothing - 04/24/14
I just got back from St. Thomas Sports Park, where Titans Coach Ken Whisenhunt spent 25-minutes answering questions from the assembled media on a variety of topics, including the team's schedule, the upcoming draft and next week's Mini-Camp. He was polite, friendly and answered every question. And revealed almost nothing.
Whisenhunt certainly isn't the only coach or player to take this tact. And I can hardly blame him, considering all the unknowns and company secrets he's guarding right now. I can also appreciate the fact that he's new to town and hasn't established relationships or trust with many of the Nashville media. That being said, it would be nice for a little nugget or bit of insight here and there. It makes him seem more human and as a result, more likable. Which is particularly beneficial for someone who is new to town and looking to make a positive first impression.
Don't get me wrong, the dealings I've had with Whisenhunt have all been positive. He seems like an intelligent, likable guy who doesn't take himself too seriously. I'd love to see and hear him inject more of that personality into his answers.
Unfortunately, we're likely to hear more rhetoric rather than less in upcoming days. Particularly from the Titans. Part of it is that they simply don't know who they'll take in the NFL Draft, for example. And part of it is they've perfected the art of saying almost nothing.