How To Handle Interview Questions
Keyshawn Johnson may be out of a job for now, but as far as his agent is concerned, he will be on the field this season.
There are already rumors abound that the Tennessee Titans and New York Giants are among the many teams interested in the recently cut Keyshawn Johnson. He is definitely a stud receiver, but as avid followers of the NFL know, “Me-Shawn” has not fit into any NFL team’s system in the past. One thing is certain, Keyshawn’s agent did a good job boosting his client’s image to potential suitors. Jerome Stanley, Keyshawn’s agent, told the media the vitals and nothing more. He noted that several teams have expressed interest (boosting value), would not disclose the teams (holding onto a bargaining chip), and was confident that his client “will be playing in the NFL next season.”
The media does not need to know anything more about the internal operations between Keyshawn’s agent and any teams interested in acquiring the new free-agent. By speaking to the media, however, I believe that Stanley only helped his client’s cause in finding a team and getting a more valuable contract. Moral of story: it definitely may help to speak to the media, but prepare your statements beforehand so that you do not reveal too much information. Anyone disagree?