Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers, November 25th, 4pm, @ The Phone Booth
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11-26-2011, 10:20 AM
Losing is a disease
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Redondo Beach, Ca
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In short, yes. It's about when you crack the whip. If you're buddy buddy with the guys and need to tighten up the discipline it's much harder to do. There is a lot more push back. If you come in and crack the whip to not only shake up the team but also establish what I say goes it's much more effective. That isn't to say you have to be a task master but you can't be lax and then decide to make the guys jump. It's significantly more difficult.
BB did not establish and maintain enough distance/discipline over his tenure so now that he is cracking the whip, no one is jumping.
Also, the players know bb. This new bb may be a lot more forced, not natural, and seen as fake. Also if it's not natural, he could really suck at understanding when to push buttons.
Lastly, a new coach isn't going to get fired. Players know they can't wait him out.
Not saying any above is true. Just reasons why you can't transfer accountability/discipline by BB to a new coach.
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