One of these teams is not like the others
there was a time when Well Mara did not allow cameras into the dungeon at the old stadium... he did not believe it was necessary
George Young had to convince Well that it was ok for the media to bring tape recorders into the media room... he did not think that was at all necessary
media meetings happen after and between practices and games ....they are scheduled .... this is 100% a completely different situation
the way John Mara sees it is.... we have our own production team and if we want something filmed and released we will do it ourselves .... and they do .... almost every single day
Joe Scacciaferro and his team do a wonderful job
While it would be nice to get more in depth and behind the scenes of our favorite team, it really doesn't benefit them in the slightest. The little fanboy in me would love to see how practices and training camps were run within our favorite franchise, but the pride in me would not enjoy us being all the chatter 2-3 months before our first pre-season game.
Not what we need right now, especially with all our FA acquisitions. We need to focus on team building and chemistry moreso than being fancy and funny for HBO.
There are NFL rules on coaches and players being available to the media after games.
My example is relevant as far as I'm concerned. If John Mara decided that the interests of the Giants are not being served by forcing TC to do post game press conferences, should he refuse to make him available?
The answer, of course is no. There are rules the NFL have that come from the accepted processes they all agreed on. Maybe some owners dissented on the "availability to the press" issue. Should they be exempt from the policy?
The NFL has accepted Hard Knocks, so every team has to pitch in whether they like it or not.