He seemingly hired the man he trusted to lead a football team..Bunch of BS.
GM Grier hired his friend; the same old boys club just change the skin color.
Just say it
I hired my friend no different than any other team.
Funny how the teams that are perpetually winning have old school coaches with old school attitudes and philosophies. Run the ball, play good defense, don't farkup and wait for your opponent to screw up.
He also wants to run the football, drafting a fullback, signing Allen at tight end and bringing in several offensive lineman who can run block. Miami was so unbalanced last year and got away from the run early and often. Another poster put up a graph that highlighted the teams that had the highest running percentage. A big number of those made the playoffs, including the super bowl entrants the Rams and the Patriots.I have faith in this coach off the field. He says all the right things and is putting an emphasis on fundamentals. He has brought in a new structure different than the last guys.
He has hired good experienced assistant coaches which is some thing the last guys did not do.
He revolutionized the QB room in his first month. He has trimmed the fat of this team and is looking to build in the draft in a smart conservative manner.
He has shown he will take a flyer on a troubled player. All of these things alone do not fix the issues on this team but changing them together helps to tilt things more in our favor than what was done in the past.
To me the real test will come on the field and during the next offseasons when we see how he handles disgruntled players.
"this generation is different"
I've been coaching high school lacrosse for 20 years. I can definitively say that there has been a major generational shift in the attitudes of athletes.
There are fewer kids who will run through a brick wall in terms of shear effort now. 10 years ago, those kids were the ones that filled our rosters, beyond the superstars. Now, I'm lucky to get 3 on a roster of 25. There are far more kids who compete, but don't really care if they lose now too.
They also can't pay attention to as long of a practice. 90 minutes isn't enough to do everything we need, but after 90 minutes you can see the effort level drop dramatically. Neither positive nor negative reinforcement does anything.
Kids will openly b*tch about conditioning and fundamental drills too.
As someone who has been a competitor my entire life, I find it infuriating.