The other day, I listened to an interview with Joe Thomas on one of the Browns radio station deals.
He actually sounds like a pretty intelligent, well-spoken guy. In fact, I was impressed with his attitude and approach to the game. Interestingly (at least, to me), he was far more candid, honest, and thoughtful than any Chiefs player I've heard interviewed in years. There wasn't much of the canned "player-speak" to which we've become so accustomed over the past few years. I turned off the interview thinking that the Chiefs have become so fearfully buttoned-down that the players are behaving like automatons instead of normal, human personages ... honestly, I didn't realize it until I heard that local Cleveland interview. If that's true, it can't be a good thing ... for anybody, really.