Gailey backs up players, admonishes hecklers

Don’t get on Chan Gailey’s bad side. And don’t heckle his players. That will get you on his bad side.

Gailey wasn’t happy following practice on Tuesday, aiming his displeasure at a small group of fans who were heckling players, including QB Trent Edwards. According to Chris Brown of, Gailey went over and “admonished” (great term) the fans, saying players wouldn’t sign autographs for them.

No autographs for you.

No, Gailey didn’t say that, but he did say, “If you dog one of us, you dog all of us,” before walking away.

“I just explained to them why the players wouldn’t be over there to sign some autographs for them,” Gailey said later. “They said some things during practice that were derogatory to a couple of our players. And if you say something derogatory to one of us you say it to all of us, so I told them not to sign for that group.”

Edwards told the team’s official site he appreciated the backup from the coach, even while he knows criticism is part of the job.

Catching brief video of his post-practice comments, Gailey was fired up. If the taunting was enough to get Gailey’s attention, I can only presume it wasn’t your normal run-of-the-mill heckling. Maybe “that guy” brought a bunch of friends, who are also “that guy.” Then again, if they bothered to go all the way to practice to heckle, they might not of wanted Edwards’ autograph to begin with.

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