All Encompassing Tortorella..ella..ella..eh..eh...and Glen Cigar Thread Part III
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04-17-2013, 04:15 PM
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For a group who likes to talk about the rangers so much you guys don't do too much listening to the rangers. Torts has personally given you a lot more to go on between 24/7, radio appearances, and the MSG behind the bench show. Also, listen to what players have to say about him. He's not the caricature some of you make him out to be. He's brought along a lot of guys over his career and he has more than just "yell" in the playbook. He's an emotional and honest guy, but he gives out a ton of positive reinforcement. You guys seem to want a cheerleader, but those guys get tuned out even faster because if praise is that easy to come by it becomes meaningless. When torts goes over to a player and gives him a pat on the back, that's meaningful. And frequently his "negative" public comments actually show faith in a player's ability. When he says he expects more from a guy, that shows he has faith that guy has more. That's incredibly positive. It would be negative to say, yeah that guy is doing all he can when what he's doing isn't impressive.
You're painting with a broad brush here. Don't lump me in to "a group who talks about the Rangers so much that I don't[listen]". I go by what I see. Meteorologists can say it's not raining, but if I go outside and see dark skies and water fallng from the sky, I'm not going to say "well, [they] said it wasn't raining, so it must be something else." I don't drink Tortorella's Kool-Aid. He can be engaging and insightful on Behind the Bench or when interviewed by Sam Rosen before games. The issue is that he's not consistent with his actions. From "safe is death" to his own actions in the Washington playoff series during his first season to how he handled Avery, the guy's words and actions simply aren't consistent.
He's had no issues benching Gaborik, Dubinsky and Del Zotto for miscues and brain farts, but when has he glued Richards to the bench after blind turnovers? Callahan and Girardi have made their fair share of boneheaded mistakes, but right/wrong/otherwise, do you mean to tell me that everyone is held to the same standard? I'm sick of the act and refuse to take anything he says at face value. I go by what I see and let me tell you, it's raining outside. Forget what "they" are telling you.
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I find it very strange that a team with such an intense coach can so often play for loooooong stretches at a time with no intensity whatsoever.
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