SCall13 said:Interesting. The guy brings up some good points. I do agree with restricting the media to an extent. But I do think Saban has taken it a bit to the extreme. I definetly think he crossed the line with the serious restriction of the fans. He has to realize, just like the players, that the fans are ultimately his paycheck. Other than this, I love the guy. I think he will take us to a championship. But it would be more fun if were allowed to get to know our players a bit.
DOLPHAN1 said:i don't blame him one bit for the extent of his restrictions. as bad as this organization is/was when he took over, i would do the same. this team needs some time to re-establish an identity and saban seems to understand this. he will probably always have restrictions to access his team, but i would not be surprised if he loosens up a bit next seanon.
i understand your frustration, i'm frustrated too. not much to do these days but speculate. just a question from one frustrated fan to another; is this restriction gonna affect you as a fan either going to or watching games this fall? i know for me the answer is no. i will still get just as excited and/or frustrated as i always do.SCall13 said:Well, like I said, I can see restrictions to an extent. But restrciting fan access and almost totally restricting media is NOT going to help in establishing the team's identity. It won't help us win a Super Bowl either. I'm not AGAINST some restrictions. I just think it's being taken too far. Especially with the fans. It's Saban's team now. He can do what he wants. But that doesn't mean we all have to like it.
I do like Saban's way with words and his ability to keep the media guessing. And I know he'll be an excellent coach. But that doesn't mean I have to agree with everything he does.
DOLPHAN1 said:i understand your frustration, i'm frustrated too. not much to do these days but speculate. just a question from one frustrated fan to another; is this restriction gonna affect you as a fan either going to or watching games this fall? i know for me the answer is no. i will still get just as excited and/or frustrated as i always do.
This is just Joe's opinion. For all we know, McMichael could be Saban's favorite player.HysterikiLL said:If we're not going to utilize Randy, I say trade him -- try to get a second rounder and draft Alex Smith (TE)