So it goes without saying teams want to guard their plays and behind the scenes workings, and have every right to do so to stay competitive (right football guys)? This being said, how much of an obligation does a coach have to answer questions AFTER a game has been played as to what worked and what went wrong.
This is obviously brought on by Mr. John's post game conference last night, and the night before that, and the night before that; cut and paste x100. I don't always support the media but they are a direct link for the fans. An aside;(with twitter, FB fan pages, and awesome sites like ILWT; fans are able to access info more independently, but the pre/post game conferences are still biggies). Without any fans to watch the game, buy merch, buy food, beverages, and pay for parking (stupid mayor) then players and coaches wouldn't have their millions of dollars, solid gold houses, and rocket cars. I believe the fans deserve a basic working knowledge of how their beloved team is being run.
A coach is the face of the franchise in terms of game play and over all accountability. I remember Tom McVie getting in hot water when asked about communicating within the locker room. His response, "I got 6 guys who can do what i ask but won't, 6 guys who will do what I ask but can't, and 12 guys who don't know what the hell I'm asking". Funny but why admit to turmoil?
So I guess my questions are: do coaches have the right to divulge nothing? Do they owe us fans an explanation as to why the game was played the way it was? What info should be considered top secret for the better of the team. Most importantly, we're 1-1!! Over the half way mark of required wins!! Go Devils!!