Okay, here's the part of the article I'm referring too.
I talked to Ted often over the years, mostly about players, but on a rare occasion I was able to get him to open up on non-football topics; the stock market or riding bikes were a few of the things he enjoyed discussing, albeit briefly.
In this age of hyper-coverage in the NFL, it is astounding that Ted, the ultimate introvert, was the public face of one of the most storied franchises in professional sports. He was both uncomfortable and uninterested in public speaking, which, of course, is part of the general manager’s role. We talked about it a few times; he saw no value in being more open and honest, and spoke only in platitudes. I disagreed, arguing that we were stewards of a public trust and a need for some modicum of transparency in an appropriate way. Not under his watch, however.
I'm NOT putting TT down. I'm just stating what is obvious to me from watching TT for years and what should've been obvious to others.
Also, after reading this article....I think I actually have more respect for TT. Everyone is different! Wish I had a chance to get to know him a little bit more....I think!
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