Coates Takes Shot at Teammates
Auburn wide receiver Sammy Coates words are reverberating across the South today, as the redshirt freshman calls out his teammates and offers his explanation as to why this Auburn team is struggling.
Speaking at the weekly media press conference, Coates said, “We don’t have the leadership to win.”
He went on to call out the upperclassmen. “They (coaches) put it on the older guys, but they aren’t showing much.”
Coates says Auburn wanting to win is all talk. “Everybody’s talking about they want to win, but they aren’t showing they want to win. That’s what makes me mad.”
He went on to criticize the quarterbacks, saying they need to be clearer and motivate more. “They talk, but they don’t talk or explain things enough.”
“I want to see one of the quarterbacks step up and lead, the leadership has to come from people in main roles.”
I can’t remember a time when such candor was spoken by a player. What effect it will have on the team will be interesting to watch. Something tells me the coaching staff will not be pleased with Sammie’s appearance this morning.