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Twitter: Players did not fear Garrett

Discussion in 'Overtime Zone' started by pugilist, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Jimmy would have too. He has said he had a different standard for star players than non star players.
     
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  2. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    But Jimmy was an ***-kicker...
     
  3. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    I always liked Bill Cowher's style. He was able to instill a healthy amount of fear in the players while still conveying that he had their back and would fight for them. Seemed like the right mix of fear, respect, admiration and camaraderie.
     
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  4. Richmond Cowboy

    Richmond Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Except McCarthy will hopefully have the balls to call out Jerry instead of wilting.
     
  5. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    With the non star players, no doubt. Less so with the star players, but they usually needed it less.
     
  6. crashintonickdm

    crashintonickdm Well-Known Member

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    Plot twist

    it was Romo
     
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  7. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    meh...
    Worked out pretty well...
     
  8. sureletsrace

    sureletsrace Official CZ Homer

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    I'd bet everything I own it was Dez.
     
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  9. The Fonz

    The Fonz Correctamundo

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    You get respect when you have vision and real plan ( result is another story) but JG was like a con man he talk the talk but does not deliver. Maybe he overestimate his own ability
     
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  10. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Sickening...
     
  11. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    It did work.

    As for Cowher, if you disagree, that's okay. That's just my perception. I've seen (and had) coaches that were only about being a hard *** and nothing was ever right, and others that were way too soft. I think the best one's find a balance between kicking *** and instilling some fear, but also understanding the value of positive reinforcement and showing the players they are in the battle with them and willing to fight for them.
     
  12. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    I don't disagree, but running around pissed off all the time does not a coach make...
     
  13. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

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    Well duh
     
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  14. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    That's what I'm saying. I don't think Cowher did that.
     
  15. cern

    cern Well-Known Member

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    "A" player "basically " said this and "basically " flipped him off. I couldn't stand Garrett but I'm not buying it.
     
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  16. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    They knew he wasn't running the show......he had no authority on anything due to his poor decisions over the years.
     
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  17. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    Exactly what he did...
     
  18. phildadon86

    phildadon86 Well-Known Member

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    It’s like you wanted this more than wins. Scary to think
     
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  19. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    I disagree. Sure he was emotional during game, but that emotion was both anger and joy depending on what was happening during the game. He could chew players out, and he could also embrace them and celebrate with them.

    And fans have to realize that what they see on game day is only a small part of the story. The relationship with the players is built more on the day in day out interaction than it is on game days.

    I remember when he retired that the players who played for him loved him essentially the same thing I've said. That he was intense and could get in their faces, but they also felt he loved them and would fight for them and with them.
     
  20. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Here's a portion of an article from a Steeler's fand during the Cowher era.

    While I was stunned by Cowher’s actions, I absolutely adored his authenticity. He wore his emotions on his sleeve, especially in his early years, and it was an absolute blast to watch. He reacted just like fans would have reacted. He hugged players, sometimes kissed them, when they made a great play, and berated them when they made a huge mistake. There was no stoicism in Bill Cowher, just pure, unfiltered emotion — and I loved him for that.

    https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.c...ed-the-way-i-view-a-coach-pittsburgh-steelers
     
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