Kevin Walters has left critics with “egg on their faces” with one of many gamers who overtly questioned his teaching skill making a public apology.
Newcastle halfback Tyson Gamble says he now “cringes” over feedback he made about Walters on a podcast shortly earlier than leaving the Broncos late final 12 months.
The five-eighth praised Walters as a motivator however questioned his teaching skill and information of contemporary rugby league, saying halfback Adam Reynolds was the “go to” man for Brisbane gamers.
Gamble, now enjoying for the Knights within the finals, appears to be like again with remorse.
“It’s hard to look back at,” Gamble advised CODE Sports.
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“It’s something where I look back and I just cringe because it wasn’t the way I wanted it to come across and it’s not the person I am.
“What I said was taken out of context.
“After that (podcast) came out, I apologised to ‘Kevvie’ immensely. To this day, I am very apologetic because Kevvie never deserved that. He is a hell of a coach and he has done a hell of a job in Brisbane. I still feel bad about it because Kevvie is a good coach, a good person, and I only wish him the best.”
Gamble’s criticism got here solely months after Broncos winger Selwyn Cobbo had additionally questioned Walters’ teaching in beautiful style.
“He’s a good person, like a good bloke but I don’t think he’s a good coach. He’s not the best coach but he’s alright,” Cobbo advised the ‘Back of the 135’ podcast.
They are removed from the one ones to have doubted Walters alongside the way in which however Brisbane legend Gorden Tallis mentioned the coach was now having the final chuckle.
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The Broncos look an actual premiership menace to Penrith with many feeling Walters is a professional contender for coach of the 12 months honours.
“Kevvie’s just hit them all back in the face with a cricket bat,” Tallis mentioned on NRL 360.
“They’ve all have a crack but they’ve got egg on their faces.
“That guy there … if I’m going back (in time to play again) I’d want to be under (Craig) Bellamy or Kevin Walters, without a doubt.”
Tallis mentioned the Gamble podcast feedback had been the sort that “happen when you get moved on.”
“You’re watching that (happen) at the Bulldogs now.
“All these guys go to podcasts, they’re feeling a bit more comfortable.
“They’re sitting down and mabe get they get trapped a little bit and feeling a little bit safer because they feel like they’re talking to a mate and not to a journalist but whatever you say goes out there.”
Cobbo additionally apologised over his feedback and the pair buried the hatchet, with the winger having one other excellent season.