The Saints Have Been Taking Players Off-Site For Interviews At The Senior Bowl And Other Teams Aren't Happy
PFT- Per multiple sources, the Saints have been taking Senior Bowl players off site for interviews. This has been rubbing other teams the wrong way because it takes time to get the players off site, interview them, and bring them back. With limited total time for the interviews, that makes it hard for every team to interview every player it wants to interview.
As one source explained it, many of the players become confused when they are driven away, but they don’t know to say no.
Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't realize the Saints were supposed to apologize for making a bunch of college athletes feel more special than they probably are by whisking them away - in their own personal chariot - from the same boring old conference rooms that the other 31 teams are interviewing them in. God forbid Sean Payton and Co. give them a unique experience and make them as though they are truly being courted instead of forcing them into repeatedly answering contrived, formulaic questions from the same damn location like they are trying to speed date their way to a long, successful career with an interested organization. I guess chivalry really is dead these days. You can't even think outside the box - that every other NFL franchise is trying to stick these kids in by quickly swiping through them like they are 'Tinder' matches - without getting chastised by your peers. It's really pretty depressing when you think about it. All the New Orleans' brass is trying to do is display the type of spontaneity that any willing prospect would be stupid not to appreciate and they are instantly accused of consensually kidnapping kids and strong arming them out of their precious time? Is that really how cynical the athletic equivalent of the dating world has become?!?!
Don't know if these other GM's and Head Coaches have heard or not, but envy is commonly referred to as "the fear of comparison" and they are currently looking relatively green while trying to scout amongst the black & gold. I'm not exactly a draft expert, but one would think their time would be better spent trying to figure out how to cast a larger net than by concerning themselves with their competition's craftiness in tossing their reel in a more secluded area of the pond. Didn't think I would have to be the one to explain to a bunch of grown ass professionals that there are plenty of fish in the sea...