Originally Posted by Jarv
Okay, my bad...But did he win a superbowl in Washington ?
My point is that great coach's seem to make their name for themselves early in their career....and MOST seem to ride that name later in their career.
I'm not saying BP isn't a HOF coach, but Juke, like you said he isn't the coach he was earlier in his career, dontcha think ?
I think Lombardi became GM with the Redskins...he wasn't their coach.
Anyway...yes I agree...in fact, it's a young man's game.
Honestly, I was thrilled when Jerry hired Parcells. And I think he's done a good job of returning the organization to a football state of mind, as opposed to the circus Jerry made of the organization.
With regard to the results on the field, and the future of the team...I'm not the least bit confident that Parcells can bring this team back to elite status.
He HATES the job...he sez it constantly...CONSTANTLY...he's paid $5 million per year...gEEEeeeZ...if a player *****ed and moaned as often as Parcells, we'd be all over the guy...especially for that kind of money.
And if people don't think his negativity filters down through to the players, especially the young ones, they are sadly mistaken. For every guy that responds to Parcells bullying, there's a guy who doesn't...I think he's broken a few...Bryant...Henson...Julius...
Early in his career Parcells knew how to goose guys...knew when to give them a pat on the back...heck, he even smiled on occasion.
But this sour, dour, blowhard that I'm seeing week in, week out...for the past two seasons, isn't the coach I watched, and admired, in NY.
And yes, age probably has everything to do with it..."I'm too old to lose"...that was the warning shot across the bow. In order to TRULY rebuild (as opposed to this patchwork quilt we have) you've got to be willing to take your lumps.
The shame of it is, we took our lumps last year for NOTHING....because we trotted the likes of Dedric Ward on to the field instead of a guy like Crayton.
Whatever...it's all conjecture...but I am thinking of using this as my new sig pic.