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11-13-2012, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
Kavis Reed is a very good motivator.
He isn't. Only the crowd that believes Al Pacino is an actual football coach would be thnking this.

Anybody notice the two coaches most reliant on fire and brimstone idiot speeches are out of the playoffs in the first round with both teams looking listless and doing next to nothing down the closing stretch?

The comicbook Seargeant in the army speeches maybe work half a dozen times. After which players basically can't take any of it seriously. I really question any coach in say game 2 or 3, throwing out all the superlatives, cliches, and motivational gimmicks they can think of. Whats left after that?
Roger Neilson was astute enough to save silliness like "Pyramid Power" for the playoffs.. but he was a coach off the ice and a reknowned tactician. A great student of the game that could teach players. They Pyramid junk was more for fans or players that needed an extra push.

Coaching is about what takes place before, after, and during games. Coaching is not the 10minute spitting session before a game. It maybe is that in the movies. If you haven't done your work as a coach by game day nothing is going to save you.

Kavis Reed is not a motivator. He's practising beyond competence and wouldn't know the first thing about how to get the consistent best performance out of people. He's heavily reliant on approaches that are ineffective over time.

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