Re: At the quarter pole - your biggest surprise about the Pats so far?
posted at 10/4/2013 7:49 PM EDT
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to cyncalpatfan's comment:
In response to agcsbill's comment:
cyncal.. your comments about TB. Could it be what he saw these players do in practice was not translating to the field during the games? You know what I mean. In practice they are making the moves etc he is advising them to make then in the games they fail to do so. Sort of like an exasperated teacher exclaiming: "How many times did we go over this formula, and you got it right in practice exams, only to get it wrong in the final exam?".
I would opine TB got that way because he felt these players knew what to do but didn't execute when called upon.
AGCSBill, just a fan havin' fun!!
I'm pretty sure that I said in my post, I do understand his frustration. I'm also aware that he has shown intense emotion on the sidelines before. The only thing I thought was unexpected was that he would display that kind of anger with his new rookie receivers during a game like that. I just look for more control from a leader, particularly when dealing with new kids like they have.
Would you have preferred he gave them a back-rub and asked they pretty please to not be complete idiots?
No, that would probably be counter productive. I mean you don't want the players relaxing too much, right? Besides, would TB be comfortable providing back rubs to his receivers?
Actually, I was just basing my opinion on my life experiences. Whether it's on the job, or something that happens in an emergency situation, I find that those who have the greatest success leading those around them are the ones that can keep a cool head while everyone else is losing theirs. I think that, as far as a football team is concerned, the best way to settle down nervous rookie players is by demonstrating calm rational thinking when things aren't going right. Hysteria only breeds more hysteria.
By the way, I still disagree that there are any idiots on this team.