In the early going, one thing stands out about Coach. He has a fatherly presence and adult demeanor to his approach. He balances a calm sense of communication with a no no nonsense message. I like everything coming out of his thoughts, mouth and actions to date.
I will guarantee you Collins will never speak of another player in the media again. Coach did not need to yell and scream, or act somewhat cryptic, which was a hallmark of Reese and Mcadoo's approach. He dealt with up front, clean and neat. No bull crap, it's over before it began. That will play very well into the fine dance a coach needs to have with the NYC media. Eli is a master at it.
I really hope his decision making on the field holds serve with his approach off of it. From my seat, I've been very impressed that he was able to get OBJ to voluntary camp. I've been very impressed that mere days after communicating with Flowers he's in the building, and I'm extremely happy he doesn't show favorites as well. Collins is one of our key leaders, which didn't leave him immune to a critique. He level set the expectation for this team, top down.
I almost wonder if that is the key aspect of his QB whisperer rep. Great communication.
When he said, ‘he’s an adult’back at the senior Bowl Link
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Exactly. It seemed obvious from the first press conference. But now its growing with every thing he nips right in the butt. This guy may not be yelling and screaming, but he means business.
But it sure is refreshing that he continues to pass all the early tests. He was my first choice, mainly because I wanted an offensive minded HC. I think we are getting a lot more. It's good to feel we have an adult running the operation.
I wonder how close we really came to that New England Coordinators debacle. Whether it was luck or not (did we get our 2nd choice?), I think most of us would agree, the coaching decision turned out #1, to date.
From what I read, he aced the interview process. I could easily see his personality meshing perfectly with Mara in that interview, and a very nice counterbalance to Dave G.
While I would guess he was probably either on par with guys like Patricia and McDaniels, the intangibles that I mentioned above coupled with the fact he had head coach experience had to be huge.
He squeezed a handful of wins out of an awful Browns team. I'm very happy he's our guy.
Seems like these millenial players (Apple, Flowers) don't like the old school yelling ball coach/drill instructor approach. Don't know his actually coaching style, but just looking at the way he speaks in interviews, he's more like the Brady Bunch dad teaching life lesson type guy which may be more suited for today's youngsters.
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| Seems like these millenial players (Apple, Flowers) don't like the old school yelling ball coach/drill instructor approach. Don't know his actually coaching style, but just looking at the way he speaks in interviews, he's more like the Brady Bunch dad teaching life lesson type guy which may be more suited for today's youngsters.
The Drill instructor approach was on its way out in the 70's and was gone by the 80's
Would be like the dog whisperer Cesar Romano, understanding but firm and authoritive and a good communicator, but good with people instead of dogs of course.
he kinda acts like Bill Walsh? Sure worked for him.
I like it too. But different styles work for different guys, and let's hope it's not just the honeymoon phase. But I agree it plays well with the NY sports media. Get a guy like Gruden in here and the coach's comments and behavior would be headlines every day.
But only thing that matters in the NFL, is how many W 's and how many L 's
Bettcher also plays an important role in reformulating this team. Several players quit on this team on both O and D. Next season is more about changing the culture of this team. We are going to change the personnel of this team by almost 50% and all the coaches are going to be working their asses off in teaching new systems to the starters and especially work hard to develop depth. We will have so much new on this team that I think more important than next season's W and L record, is to set the team up for the seasons to follow. Expect to see significant improvement to our record not next season but the season after that. Don't sell Eli short and say he has only a year or two left because the truth is that Reese/McAdoo sabotaged Eli by giving him a horrible OL and no running game.