Never Blame the Kids

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  1. bh1229

    bh1229 Freshman

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    Put the blame squarely where it belongs, on the Coaches' Backs.

    They get paid the big bucks!

    Jordan and Jarrett and the rest of them are just wide-eyed teenagers doing what they are told to do.

    If a child makes a mistake on the field, then he was not coached up enough. It is the coach's fault. Period. End of it.

    As coaches stand up for your kids and protect them. That is why you make $3.5 million a year and your coordinators make $100 of thousands. You know as a coach the gig will not last forever, so put some money aside for a rainy day and don't wine when it comes.
     
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  2. mach316

    mach316 Founding Member

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    :thumb:
     
  3. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    can we have cheese? :D
     
  4. COramprat

    COramprat Simma Da Na

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    You can't coach common sense. I've tried...
     
  5. locoguano

    locoguano Founding Member

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    No, but you can coach around it.
     
  6. Bandit88

    Bandit88 Old Enough to Know Better

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    Not at QB, and not in the SEC.
     
  7. Herb

    Herb Founding Member

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    You're right. It's the coaches fault that Jefferson - after three years of practice and game experience - can't hit a receiver in stride. It's the coaches fault that Jefferson had 2 ints in 10 pass attempts.

    It's certainly not Jefferson's fault that the clock wound down to 2 seconds before the ball was snapped before he called for it to be snapped. It's the coaches fault that Jefferson almost almost NEVER pitches the ball out on option plays, but keeps it himself in the hops HE makes the highlight reel.

    Its the coaches fault that Lee, feeling pressure from the pass rush, throws a floating duck up for grabs while backpedaling and off of his back foot. Its the coaches fault that the the QB loses track of the play clock and gets flagged for delay of game.

    Its the coaches fault that a player on the field grabs a facemask because he is slightly out of position in the 1st place or interferes with a receiver because he got beat.

    This isn't peewee football and these guys are not babies on the field. Almost all of them are legal adults, hence, they are men and not kids. They have responsibilities to share and if they screw up they need to take blame along with the coaches.

    To act as though they have never played before and do not understand the rules and basic crunch time decisions and actions that need to be made is laughable.

    One of the biggest lessons a parent can teach their children is how to be responsible for their own actions. Failure to teach a kid that lesson will almost always lead to a kid thinking that if they get in trouble their parents are always there to bail them out.

    The same can be said about young adults who aspire to be millionaire professional athletes. When they learn to recognize their screw ups and fly on their own wings, they become better professionals and can yield higher salaries.

    Fans have just as much right to criticize stupid decisions on the field by the players as they do for criticizing stupid decisions by coaches.
     
  8. COramprat

    COramprat Simma Da Na

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    What I saw in the CST replay last night was Miles making a circular motion with his hand saying, "Let's hurry it up guys..." He was very aware of the clock. Who's to blame for the subs and the confusion that ensued is anyones guess but anyone that had any awarness after being stopped at the one with time running out shouldn't even have been looking for the sideline wondering what to do. Sorry but 18 year olds fight wars...no way you can't hold them accountable in a freakin' football game.
     
  9. bh1229

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    No, they are kids. Y'all are wrong!

    Interceptions would not happen with smart play calling. If Jefferson is not pitching, then somebody coached him wrong. If Jarett Lee throws a duck then someone should have trained him to eat the ball.

    Everybody in the SEC has talent. Its coaching that separates the winners and the losers. You can talk recruiting all day long but it is CRAP without putting it the right position to do what it does best. I've coached for years and not the pee wee league either and when a player does something wrong on the field, I tell the coaches, its our fault for not making things 1000% clear to that player.

    So, bottom line quit booing kids that are still fighting pimples and put it on the coaches where it belongs. The coaches get PAID, the kids do not!
     
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  10. bh1229

    bh1229 Freshman

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    And yes been there on the war side too. Half the time, you are trying to get their minds off being homesick and the half you are trying to keep them from hurting themselves.

    Just kids!
     

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