Originally Posted by jterrell
Only going to disagree about the intangible part.
If you are a good leader, you are a good leader. It doesn't mean everything turns to sunshine around you. While you can often see some tangible evidence it is often of questionable causality. That's why it is an intangible in the first place.
Players who practice hard perform better. A pretty basic idiom but hard to truly validate with evidence over time. And in fact in some cases players may play better without any practice at all but just rest. Lots of variables but a very solid idiom overall.
And I go back to this being a results business. For me, you can have any and all of the rest of it, at the end of the day it's about doing
it, not saying
Two years into 'the process' and I can't tangible evidence (there it is again!) where any of what's being said is actually causing improvement and by extension - wins.
It's reached the point where it's just noise for me. Noise, from the owner/GM, noise from the coaches, and noise from the players trying to say the right things.
Tim Tebow's intangibles seemed to work wonders in Florida. But his overall lack of use and the fact he is splitting a fan base could cause a guy with positive intangibles to have a negative impact when in the wrong situation.
Emmitt had great intangibles here until we were sorry and he was calling his teammates poo.
I get drawn offsides into extremes as well. It is a lazier way to debate and requires less thought or work. So it happens to all of us and becomes the norm on the forums. I am going to try and be a value add by steering things back toward the middle where possible.
I'll cop to letting my passions get the best of me sometimes and I do work to maintain a more even stance, but not without substantial effort.
Good luck in your efforts!