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Broncos skipper Adam Reynolds responded to explosive comments from departing Brisbane director Tyson Gamble who didn’t paint a flattering picture of coach Kevin Walters.

Speaking to Triple M, Reynolds said the comments were out of line and that he called Gamble apologizing to clear the air.

“I called Tyson to try to get some air out and he apologized to Kevin,” Reynolds said of Triple M.

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“He admits he got the words wrong and spelled them wrong.

“Knowing Tyson, he wouldn’t deliberately go out to say something like that or hurt the coach or something.

“I have a lot of respect for Kevvie. He has made my job and my role in the club much easier.

We wouldn’t be in the position we are in as a club if it weren’t for Kevin. Everything that trickles through the play group is through Kevvie.

“Those comments are a little out of place, but speaking to Tyson he deeply apologized for those words and said he was wrong.”

Kevin Walters, Tyson Gamble and Adam Reynolds.Source: FOX SPORT

Reynolds revealed that he had not spoken to Walters, but was full of praise for the impact he has had on the team and the club since he was involved.

“It just came out, so I didn’t get a chance to talk to Kevvie,” Reynolds said.

“No doubt he would have felt a little himself. It’s never easier to read things like about yourself.

“But a lot of the information I pass on to the team is drip fed through Kevvie, so he’s a wonderful coach and a wonderful human being.

“He is passionate as ever and wants to win more than anyone else in this venture. We wouldn’t be sitting in the position we are in today if it weren’t for him and the coaches ”.

Gamble threw a bomb as he walked out the door, revealing that players turn to Adam Reynolds for guidance on coach Kevin Walters.

Gamble will leave Brisbane at the end of their season – which will likely be this weekend – to join the Knights, and he spoke with extraordinary frankness about his current club on the Marshie’s Corner podcast.

The five-eighth Broncos have revealed that his partner Reynolds is the “mastermind” of the Brisbane attack and to whom they turn for advice.

Gamble got a lot of praise for Walters’ enthusiasm when speaking on the podcast three weeks ago, but he suggested that Reynolds is conducting the show in Brisbane.

“Kev is the coach but Reyno is the man of reference for everyone. If you have a question about the team or the footy, go to him, ”Gamble said.

“It’s not a hit on Kev, but ‘Reyno’ has been around for so long.

“Kevvie really understands footy and is a good guy at getting the team moving, but these days are so different from the way Kevvie played footy.

“There are some similarities to how you have to be with attitude and things, but Reyno is the mastermind around our attack at the moment.”

The comments were badly received in Red Hill according to David Riccio of the Daily Telegraph.

“They fell like a lead balloon,” he said of Triple M.

“This is the last round of the season for them if they can’t secure a place in the final and one of their main directors is commenting that Kevin Walters isn’t the mastermind.

“Those are astounding comments to make and he fell like a lead balloon.”

Gamble has only played eight games this season, but Walters remembered him for their must-see clash against the Dragons on Saturday night.

The Broncos were in the top eight since Round 9 and were fourth in the standings until Round 19.

But they have since lost four out of five, and capitulations to Storm and Eels over the past two weeks have allowed the Raiders to take their place in the eight.

To play in the finals, Brisbane must beat the Dragons on Saturday and hope that Canberra loses on Sunday to the last West Tigers.

The Broncos can still sneak in if the Raiders win, but they would have to beat the Dragons to close the 43-point lead the Green Machine maintains over the differential.

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The situation has seen Brisbane officials put Walters’ contract extension talks on the ice and Gamble’s comments will only put more pressure on the struggling coach.

Gamble stressed that he has no personal issues with Walters and even praised his approach to training which allows players and assistant coaches to have a lot of input.

“We have a lot of assistant coaches taking over,” Gamble said.

“I’m not saying Kevvie takes a step back, but he knows what to say, when to say it and when to get involved.

“It worked well this year. He let us do what we wanted to do, but when he went too far, he put us back in the game and told us to stick our heads out and stick to the basics.

“Kevvie did well considering where we were last year.

“He made us a team again.”

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