Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by carlgo:
Fans are judging guys who played in an awful system, some of them for years. We are going to find that some of these guys were severely handicapped by that and will surprise us when they get coached up and put into positions where they can succeed. Some won't, of course, but at least they will get a chance to succeed.
Yeah man I am with you, I bet we see better play across the board this year, being a former player (in high school) we went from having an amateur coach to someone that knew what they were doing, it was night and day.
Had the same experience in HS and the new coach had total buy in because he was always positive and encouraging, even when critiquing. Went from door mats to league champions and I would put most of the credit with the new coach. Harbaugh reminds of this guy and I would think he will get the most out of the team.
Those players needing to be replaced will make themselves known and as soon as they can they will find a better replacement. This is a better way of going than wholesale cuts and then looking for replacement. Our new HS coach had two players tell him they were starters--wouldn't be backups. He thanked them for their hard work and wished them well at their new school. Set the tone right away...don't be a whiner! I see the Goldson and Gore holdouts as this type of hardnosed attitude, though Gore is anything but a whiner!
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Aug 13, 2011 at 10:03 AM ]