The highlight is as soon as once more on Kevin Walters’ teaching after Brisbane Broncos teenager Selwyn Cobbo described him as a “good particular person” however not a “good coach”.
The feedback in query from Cobbo got here on the ‘Again of the 135’ podcast (see beneath) in late October final yr, however have since resurfaced on Reddit on Saturday evening.
In it, Cobbo was requested whether or not he thought Walters was coach or not and was trustworthy in his evaluation of the previous premiership winner.
“I reckon he’s particular person,” Cobbo mentioned.
“He’s particular person, like bloke however I don’t assume he’s coach. He’s not the most effective coach however he’s all proper.
“I really feel like he’s only a good particular person however I don’t reckon he’s a coach. Though he skilled footy, been via all of the grand finals and all that, however I really feel like he’s not a coach.
“However he’s particular person, bloke and does loads for the membership. However the best way he coaches is a bit bizarre, I assume. He’s particular person although. He’s an alright coach.”
It comes after former Broncos playmaker Tyson Gamble was scrutinised final season for an look on a podcast the place he too touched on Walters’ teaching credentials.
Talking on the ‘Marshie’s Nook’ podcast, Gamble had described Broncos halfback Adam Reynolds as a “mastermind” and the “go-to man for everyone”.
“Kev’s the coach however Reyno is the go-to man for everyone. For those who’ve acquired a query in regards to the staff or footy, you go to him,” Gamble mentioned on the time.
“It’s not a knock on Kev however ‘Reyno’ has been round for therefore lengthy.
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“Kevvie actually understands footy and he’s bloke in getting the staff up and about however the modern-day is so totally different to the best way Kevvie performed footy.
“There are some similarities with how you need to be with angle and stuff, however Reyno is the mastermind round our assault for the time being.”
Gamble insisted the feedback have been a “joke” and had been taken out of context and turned “into one thing it isn’t” however they didn’t go down properly at Pink Hill, in keeping with The Day by day Telegraph’s David Riccio.
“They’ve gone down like a lead balloon,” Riccio mentioned on Triple M on the time.
“That is the ultimate spherical of the season for them if they will’t safe a finals berth and one in every of their key playmakers is making feedback that it isn’t Kevin Walters who’s the mastermind.
“They’re gorgeous feedback to make and it’s gone down like a lead balloon.”
Sadly for Cobbo his feedback should not more likely to go down any higher. Reynolds referred to as Gamble within the wake of the drama, telling Triple M the departing playmaker was “apologetic”.
“I rang Tyson to attempt to clear among the air there and he was apologetic in the direction of Kevin,” Reynolds mentioned.
“Realizing Tyson, he wouldn’t have intentionally gone out to say one thing like that or to harm the coach or something like that.
“I’ve acquired plenty of respect for Kevvie. He has made my job and my function on the membership loads simpler.
“We wouldn’t be within the place we’re as a membership if it wasn’t for Kevin. Every little thing I drip feed via the enjoying group is thru Kevvie.
“These feedback are a bit out of line, however talking to Tyson he was deeply apologetic in the direction of these phrases and he mentioned, he acquired it flawed.”
Cobbo loved a breakout 2022 season, averaging 122 metres and scoring 15 tries to go along with 21 linebreaks, 92 sort out busts, later rewarded along with his State of Origin debut.
The 20-year-old was in excessive demand however inked a brand new extension again in June final yr to remain at Pink Hill till not less than the tip of the 2025 season.
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