There shouldn’t be a need for another coach to think and behave as if one mind will always defeat three or more huddled against it. For the life of me it can work in football when you have a quarterback that has refinements borne of fire, pressure and endurance. Yes, I’m speaking of the Eagles and Patriots in SuperBowl 52. You can’t as a coach going forward believe calling offensive plays and being the Head Coach is smart. One job requires your full attention. Does the other job demand the same? Exactly, splitting your attention from one to the other is a disservice to your duty required of the position you hold.
Anyone that lives and breathes the game of football at any level should understand there are limits to what the mind can focus on. For example, Operation Overlord, Normandy, France executed on D-Day June 6, 1944. The Supreme Allied Commander didn’t helm every ship, fly every plane, command every company, platoon or squad. The authority and responsibility was delegated down to capable men and women from the fighters to the healers. The mission was a success because the Supreme Commander could adjust and focus on battle support as the reports came to his attention. Get off this kick about I’m the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Yeah, you’re the Offensive Coordinator alright because you just stunk up the place!
Oh, and by the way. If the NFL teams, and I mean all of them, allow the Patriots to win one game this coming season, they all should wear bags over their heads and not helmets. Ashamed shouldn’t be the word that describes the fear all teams in the NFL have of the Patriots. The Rams, all NFL teams, need a person trained in the Philosophical and Psychological disciplines on staff. I didn’t want to begin my worldwide push to elevate these disciplines and how they are critical to strengthening the mind of the players, but that game displayed how despair could set in when everyone’s not on the same page. Having talent and skill physically pales in comparison to the talent and skill of the mind. The mind is the key!