I have a hard time believing that nobody in the coaching world is interested in high paying NFL coaching positions. It’s just that what the NFL considers “experienced” really just means “failed retread”.Or maybe the pool of people that are qualified and actually want to do those jobs is very, very minimal?
It is truly remarkable isn't it?The way the NFL recycles garbage coaches from job to job is irritating. No matter how terrible you are, you can always get some kind of assistant job once you're in the coaching "club". Maybe teams need to gamble on bringing in former players for assistant positions rather than guys who have been fired from multiple jobs already.
In other words, marginal athletes that stick, make better coaches because they work harder and are smarter than great athletes. Got it! Good to know!A lot of these players were smart but had overwhelming athleticism. Coaches have to be overwhelmingly smart usually to be successful. That’s why a guy like Steve Kerr is a good coach because to make it in the league he had to be smart and grind. He didn’t have Jordan’s hops or 7’ height. Although I respect pat Ewing’s trajectory he’s worked his way up sort of slowly through the ranks
The rule of thumb is to never bash management at a previous job, but that's one of those rules that gets reversed when you go high enough.It is truly remarkable isn't it?
Like certain CEOs (or other C-Suite Exec positions) they seem to get multiple chances at re-affirming what their previous stop had already confirmed--they aren't up to measure.
And I'm not even talking about a "championship or bust" standard. Just a consistent "make the playoffs" caliber standard seems to elude most of these re-treads.
I don't blame the coaches however; it's the owners, who most (not all obviously...looking at you Marky D) are supposedly captains of other industries and "good" decision makers.
this.I dont fully agree. There are very few successful head coaches, in any sport, that were HOF players. Being a great player is not the same as being a great motivator, teacher, planner, manager, etc. In football, none of Brown, Halas, Lombardi, Landry, Shula, Belichick, JJ, etc. were great or even good players. Casey Stengel wasnt, Sparky Anderson, etc etc. Red Auerbach, Phil Jackson, Riley, Poppovich, etc etc.