DOLPHINS: Vernon Carey is the top priority plus some insightinto Maser firing
brucegb at realtime.net
Sat Jan 24 03:27:08 GMT 2009
On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 01:28:06PM +1100, Greg Foster wrote:
> Anyway, that set me to thinking, how many players there'd be, with which
> one would even WANT to interact, on a personal level...and considering the
> business nature of the relationship, treating them well, seemed an
One problem I have always seen with the Coach/GM role is that
at some point, it is just a business, and letting players go for
whatever reason is part of the business.
For that reason, I think it is well and good for the GM to
have a certain distance with the players.
For the coaching staff, I think a distance is a bad thing.
Now, don't get me wrong - there are enough prima-donna's that I
expect I would never want to be close to. But, I think to get the
best out of a group of people, you need to at least interact with
them on a human level.
> I mean, race-horses can be skittish...but football players doen't look like
> thoroughbreds to me.
No, but I think a jockey that can "feel" what the horse has
to offer is a better jockey than one who simply demands something
from the horse than it can offer on that day.
> Anyway, I'm sure everything is forgotten as soon as they strap on that
> feed-bag, overflowing with nice green lucern.
It can help salve some feelings, but don't fool yourself.
Especially in a business where people can be paid far more than
they are worth.
> My guess is that Maser was fired because of the apparent weakness in the
> centre of our O-line that got us killed in the Ravens game.
> Somebody had to walk the plank...and (to quote Elvis Costello), "it just
> seemed to be his turn"
Maser was out of coaching in 2007. That tells me that he
was not in high demand. Now, certainly being "in demand" can
be overrated (Houck?).
It is possible this was simply a way to upgrade, and Sparano
took it. I don't think anybody inside the orgranization has said
was Maser was let go.
Did anybody see the segment on "NFL Live" about the Steelers
woes with their line, and Schelereth(sp?) was talking about how
some of the sacks that group surrendered were due to the guard
pulling and being too far from the LoS to pick up the blitzing
That is the kind of analysis that I would be highly interested
in seeing more of, rather than the talking heads blowing off about
what is the goat roapers bigger problem. :-)
And, in a WTF? moment, did you see that Bryan Cox (yes, that
Bryan) followed Mangenius to Cleveland to be their defensive LINE
Now, while I appreciated the intensity Bryan brought, I also
cringed at his antics. But, in the end, I thought his success
was more raw athleticism than the result of being a student of the
game/position. So, were I a DL, I would be looking at my new "coach"
and wondering "WTF?".
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