Tireless Teibert might stand on high of Caps document book this weekend
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“Maybe there is something he does well; He works for the team, the badge, the logo, his commitment every time on the field. Maybe that’s important for a team, and maybe that’s why he’s been with the club for so many years.
“He lost very little on the ball. The quality of his pass and the maintenance of the team were phenomenal last season. Then, in moments of transition and recovery, when he comes back and helps the team in the defensive phase, he has such great dedication. And that’s important. “
The criticism he receives from a fan base that is now disenfranchised and generally prone to pessimism is aimed at a player who has done more public relations than any other player on the three big pro teams in Vancouver.
Even a question about what role he plays for the team is easily answered in a combative manner.
“I think I show who I am week after week. I would rather not describe myself; I would rather you paint the picture than who you see Russell Teibert, ”he said during the Zoom presser on Friday.
When urged to elaborate, he expanded it with a deeper explanation.
“In an organization and a team, everyone has their own specific role and I think you have to do your best in your specific role. You can’t try to be someone else, you can’t try to be a different player, and you need all these little roles and all these different ones (role players) to be successful as a team. Because it won’t be a player, there won’t be a moment in the game, it’s all these little things put together that bring you success as a team.
“No matter what role you play, no role is more important than the other. So do your job to the best of your ability and that is all I can ask of everyone on this team. “
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