Might want to take a listen...
Fair enough, but, rightly or wrongly, some of us are reading between the lines and what he says outside the context of the question.I am having a hard time agreeing that his comments are more positive this year. I don't think they are less positive but as I try and dredge the memory banks I tend to think that his comments are simply an honest response (even if sometimes calculated honesty) to the questions being asked and how they are asked. I think almost by default if a question is couched to CPJ in a positive manner then he will respond more negatively as in to minimize the optimism in the question.
So if asked "it looks like Vad can really throw the ball well, what do you see?" he responds that Vad still has room for improvement and Justin Thomas also has a good arm. If the question implies something more critical such as Rod's in this interview "you are young on the ends, how do they look?" which suggests the concern of inexperience then CPJ immediately tries to counter than negative impression by saying that they have some guys there "who have played some" and "they have worked hard," and we will see in a game.
So if he is asked more questions that do not assume great things from player/s then his responses will more often be hedging against pessimism.
You are grasping. He sounds same as always.Is it just me or does he seem pretty confident this year. Don't get me wrong. I know he isn't exactly predicting wins or identifying future standouts etc.; he just seems more relaxed and positive in general this year.
I liked your comment because I appreciate you sharing your impressions. I would be the first to say that my impressions are only that -my impressions. CPJ is a little bit inscrutable at times. Therefore I enjoy seeing other people's take. Perhaps your insight is better than mine or that of someone else. It makes my understanding of the man richer as a result.What exactly am I grasping at? Do tell. My perception is different than yours. I'm not even saying there is a huge difference. He just seems more relaxed and laid back. Now if I were to extrapolate that to say we will be markedly better in wins based off that. Then THAT would be grasping.