Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
Blog Entry

I want a nearly dead coach...

Posted on: December 27, 2012 6:04 pm
 

I don't care if he is 100 if he can coach.  Who was the OC the last time the Browns made the playoffs?
It comes down to health and the pressure from being the head coach...It adds a lot of yearsand toll to an average age coach, let alone one with a Golden Buckeye Card.

That is all I worry about, I don't want to have interim coaches, 2 or 3 years into his 5 year tenure...then start over in 5 years...How in the hell do you have stability operating under those conditions?

Do you think he will be interested in beating the Steelers?
I don't care who the coach is, he better damn well know that is 1-A at the top of his accomplishment list, 1-B being beating the Ravens...

How has he done as "interim" this year?
He has done a masterful job, which is why I said I could get on board...but no matter how much praise the national media is giving him for turning a 2 win team into a playoff team...this is the same foundation minus Manning that went to the playoffs 9 straight years...It should shock no one that they are returning after only one year away.

How old was Blanton Collier when the Browns won the NFL championship in 1964?
Not sure, but in 1964, did the coaches eat and sleep at the practice facility and work 19 hour days, 7 days a week?

That is what the successful coaches of THIS century do...

Dick Vermiel..
One of the first true, live to coach, men of the NFL...He had two breakdowns during his late years as a coach....because he got too old to handle the rigors of the job.
Personally, we don't have time to develop a head coach.  I want to win something before I DIE, not the coach.
Precisely my point...If he can't handle 3 years in a row of these long days needed, we will never rise to where we want to be...

Beside the average tenure of coaches is what 4 years, maybe 5? 
Bad coaches? yes, 4 or 5 are pushing it....

Good coaches? Belichick-13 years and counting, Jeff Fisher had 17 years with the Titans, Tom Coughlin -8 years and counting, Andy Reid has had 14 years, but that looks to be coming to an end....Bill Cowher put in a good 15 years, and he is 5 years younger than Arians after being retired for 6 years...


Name me the GOOD coaches that only coached for 4-5 years and won Super Bowls...{crickets}

Odds of a coach last ten years in today's NFL, not much, after all the NFL stands for "not for long"....
I just named you 5 in recent history and other's like in our own division; Harbaugh has 5 years in and is only 50, Lewis has 10 years in(only 54 years old) and after making the playoffs 2 years in a row, will probably make at least another 5, Even Cowher's replacement, Tomlin already has 6 years in the books and no end in near sight at age 40...

That is only in our division...



I would rather that he needs replaced after 5 years because of his lack of Super Bowls rather than his need for hospitalizaiton...
Comments
The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com