Re: Do Particular Coaching Styles Cause Injury?
posted at 4/14/2014 2:08 PM EDT
In response to pezz4pats's comment:
Was reading an article by noted Sports Psychologist, Alan Goldberg, about what makes a good coach. In the article, he chronicled the journey of a baseball player and the effects coaching had on him.
One thing of note in the journey of this player was that the stress on him to perform, resulting in constant "tightness of his body", made him susceptible to injury and ultimately injured
He also went on to describe what a good coach is and is not.
I realize we are talking about grown men and professionals but it stands to reason that some styles of coaching might be detrimental to their careers and the cause of injury.
Well BB has a style that sais, "noone is bigger than the team and you must do a myriad of things to stick unless you are an all pro player" He made an exception w/Seymour and tried to make him a "flex" player by putting him at FB which resulted in injury and bad blood for his remaining time here.
If he isnt asking his ALL Pros to play in unfamiliar positions, he is Asking TOO much of them in terms of Snap count. I sat here and watched as Wilfork Deteroriated year after year due to being the only talent on the line(post seymour) and it came to a head last year when he played on a bad ankle and is body compensated for it causing a season ending Achilles injury.
I have watched my favorite player Tom Brady be Used and Abused like Cattle due to BB Not fielding a competent Defense for years and for years, he had to have offseason surgeries for torn rotator cuffs, Shoulder surgeries,etc to the point where now we blame him for Not being able to carry the team anymore. IN his last years where most HOF Qbs like Manning enjoy all pro weaponry at every spot, he is forced to make diamonds from rocks with cast offs like Collie and rookies like Dobson. His Body is gonna give in a couple years where as if he had a normal workload, he may have played into his 40s like a Rich Gannon.
Ive Watch one of the greatest talents Ever in Gronkowski his rookie year thinking "Wow, this guy is gonna go down as the best ever!" then as usual, BB saw he had something special and made him the focal point of the Offense. He had a great year coming off his rookie campaign but did too much because we had NO outside WR threat and now Gronk is lumbering downfield on corner routes(Both His ankle injury and knee injury came on deep patterns) and getting himself hurt and will probably Never be the same player after the high amount of punishment his body has taken in the last 2 years.
BB Loves to Ride his Best players Due to their backups being "MeH" or Jags and then has the nerve to Kick them on the way out(wes welker) Once that player has taken too many hits.