Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Alex Gibbs has a longtime policy of seldom talking to the media, something that extends to his offensive linemen, who are fined if their words find themselves into print.
So with Gibbs not talking, our own Dave Boling imagines what Gibbs would say in this make-believe interview.
Here’s a snippet.
Me: “Coach, I see that you conduct all your practice sessions dealing with the entire unit or at least small groups, but don’t work much on individual techniques.”
Gibbs: “That’s because a member of our brotherhood never stands alone. There are no individuals.”Me: “Like a little socialist society?”
Gibbs: “I don’t even learn their @#$%* names.”
Me: “OK, let’s see, how about that guy over there wearing No. 66, who’s that?”
Gibbs: “No @#$%* clue.”
Me: “That’s Mansfield Wrotto.”
Gibbs: “*&#(^$# ... I don’t have any linemen named Mansfield, you’re @#$%* crazy, boy. Mansfield. Ha. *&(*^%.”
Me: “OK, well, what do you have to say to rookie tackle Russell Okung, who hasn’t signed his contract, and is missing time while waiting on a possible deal that could make him $30 million guaranteed?”
Gibbs: “He won’t ever see that @#$%* much. I told you, there are no individuals; we pool our checks every week and divide the sum equally.”
Me: “Does Okung know that?
Gibbs: “Why the *&*^$* do you think he’s holding out?”
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