He was a very good player on a great team. Even then guards weren't famous.
A former Steeler, asked what Chuck Noll would think of the hours put in by modern coaches said, "He'd be amazed that there were people so inefficient that they couldn't get everything done in a working day".
I would argue that anyone that played in the NFL was a great college player, but oh well.
My point is, far more Super Bowl winning coaches were former NFL players won Super Bowls as HCs than those that "rose through the ranks".
You don't have to know crap about football to be a successful HC if you are a great leader, organizer, recruiter and figurehead. Unfortunately for Deion he only has the talking end IMO.
There are plenty of pretty successful HCs at all levels that probably couldn't "coach" their way out of a wet paper bag, but they are able to procure some really nice talent. Especially today. The game is evolving away from film room junkies HCs to figureheads IMO. One beat a top 4 team just this past weekend.
But coach, even those guys "rose up the ranks". Were any of them named HC in the NFL after having not coached at the NFL or Major College level before? Or were they position coaches, and then possibly coordinators, and then named HC.
“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”-- ---Ralph Waldo Emerson apparently would have been a great football coach!
Post by blockandtackle on Nov 13, 2019 7:11:48 GMT -6
All this talk of Deion as next HC if FSU of probably overblown. In a recent interview, Deion said he wanted the job, but no one from FSU has even spoken to him about it. It seems like the one who started these rumors may well have been Sanders himself. I wouldn’t be shocked if he gets a “courtesy interview” at some point, though.