So you just want some fire on the sidelines?
Originally Posted by dogdaddy
This is just a question not intended to provoke a bad response, but have you ever been responsible for supervising a group of people in the completion of a task?
I have, and I've gotten good results both by appearing calm and by being animated. Different things work with different groups and it is the responsibility of the person in charge to make that assessment on an ongoing basis and reevaluate his stance given the specifics of the situation.
There were a series of interviews done after Gruden's departure and Callahan's take over with the heavily veteran roster and most were happy to see Callahan's somewhat laid back approach in contrast to Gruden. Full pad practices and tyrades on the sidelines were wearing thin on some of the veteran players and they weren't that bashful about stating their discontent, but only after Gruden departed.
The point here is that none of us really knows exactly what the proper posture is pertaining to this specific group of players, except that there must be mutual respect, along with the necessary mental and physical tools to get the job done.
I think that our real shortcoming here is the lack of tools but that's just one man's opinion.
We will only know the true effectiveness of McKenzie and Co's leadership if we allow them to proceed as they deem necessary and then evaluate the results after an appropriate amount of time. Three years seems about right......
"..When you have great coaches, then after you have great coaches you get great players, you have a great organization, and you tell them one thing-
Just win baby"
~ Al Davis ~