Brisbane Broncos NRL star Selwyn Cobbo is retiring after saying Kevin Walters is not a good coach
Broncos superstar Selwyn Cobbo is backing down after amazingly calling Kevin Walters “a good guy but not a good coach” following the NRL season’s horror finale
- Selwyn Cobbo retreats from negative comments about coach Kevin Walters
- The Broncos star described Walters as a “good person” but not a “good coach.”
- Cobbo insists his controversial comments were taken out of context
Brisbane winger Selwyn Cobbo insists his comments criticizing Kevin Walters’ coaching skills were taken out of context but says he apologized to the manager after they resurfaced online.
In a late October episode of the Back Of The 135 podcast, Cobbo questioned whether the six-time Premiership player was suitable for the coaching.
His comments came just weeks after the Broncos fell from the front four to the last eight with a 1-5 record to end Walter’s second season in charge.
Brisbane winger Selwyn Cobbo (pictured) insists his comments criticizing Kevin Walters’ coaching skills were taken out of context, but says he has apologized to the manager after she resurfaced online were
In a late October episode of the Back Of The 135 podcast, Cobbo questioned whether the six-time Premiership player (pictured) was suitable for the coaching role
“I think he’s a good person, like a good guy, but I don’t think he’s a good coach,” Cobbo said of Walters.
“He’s not the best coach, he’s fine. I feel like he’s just a good person.
“I have a feeling he’s not a coach – the way he trains is a bit odd I think.”
Cobbo’s analysis followed similar comments from ex-Bronco Tyson Gamble, who told the Marshie’s Corner podcast in August that halfback Adam Reynolds, not Walters, was the team’s tactical mastermind and implied the coach was not keeping up with the modern game.
In a statement released by the Broncos Sunday morning, Cobbo insisted his quotes, like Gamble’s, had been misinterpreted
In a statement released by the Broncos Sunday morning, Cobbo insisted his quotes, like Gamble’s, had been misinterpreted.
“Today’s article about a podcast I did last year was taken out of context,” Cobbo said.
“It was two guys talking and joking about silly things like the comments Tyson had made about Kev.”
Walters has proven to be a huge supporter of Cobbo this season.
The coach warmly supported the 20-year-old for home state selection despite his inexperience at NRL level, allowed Cobbo to miss a crucial game against Parramatta after claiming he was burned out and then kept the player in the side, after being late to train more than once.
Cobbo (pictured scorer for Brisbane) said Walters had his respect and full support and confirmed he had already apologized to the manager for his comments
Cobbo said Walters had his respect and full support and confirmed he had already apologized to the manager for his comments.
“The fact of the matter is that Kev is a very good coach, like all of our coaches in the Broncos,” he said.
“I was lucky enough to play Origin for Queensland last year and that goes back to the coaching of Kev and his team.
“Kev has taught me a lot since he came into the NRL squad and has been a great support as I have adjusted to the professionalism of NRL.
“I was late for practice a few times and instead of cutting me he raised me and supported me.
Cobbo (pictured) said Walters taught him a lot since joining the NRL
“When I was feeling burned out at the end of the year, Kev rested me and when he thought I was ready he gave me more responsibility.
“I have already contacted Kev to apologize and I would like to extend this to his family and the entire Broncos club for this undue attention due to some stupid comments I made.”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nrl/article-11611031/Brisbane-Broncos-NRL-star-Selwyn-Cobbo-backtracks-saying-Kevin-Walters-not-good-coach.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Brisbane Broncos NRL star Selwyn Cobbo is retiring after saying Kevin Walters is not a good coach