I’m sure you have a very baroque explanation for why this isn’t being a jerk, but here is one example:
Does anyone here think this is being a jerk? I mean, every HC in the league must be a jerk. What an A-hole, ripping into a player for doing something wrong then realising he might have taken it too far and apologising.
"After he ripped into a player during a meeting this summer, one of his assistants pulled him aside afterward, telling him he crossed the line. Gannon thought about it for a minute, then realized the assistant was right."
2022 K9: Kliff is too soft. Players have no respect for him. The team has no direction or character.
2023 K9: JG shouted at a player. He's a jerk. I'm very concerned.