I disagree. I think he is just saying it how it is. And as a fan, that's refreshing. And I know at least from my limited experience in various sports, its something I could respect.
We'll see just how quickly "refreshing" turns to "why doesn't he just keep his mouth shut" when we have to hear how disappointing the team is after every single game next season, with no constructive criticism offered. His only good comment was "at least we have better players coming on the farm." Not a ringing endorsement of the current players on the team.
I've been critical of Whitney as a player, but he's really impressed me as a leader since he's been here. I don't know if giving a guy in his first year with the team the C, but I wouldn't mind seeing him with an A.
If you ask me, Horcoff makes the most sense as the next Oiler captain.