Re: ONLY reason I forgive Brady
posted at 9/13/2013 11:45 AM EDT
In response to zbellino's comment:
It's not your Qb's responsibility to 'coach' WRs. They are players like eveyone else. They have their own positional coaches they need to talk to on the sideline, and their own sideline routine. New England actually PAYS a person to coach WRs. His name is Chad O'Shea. They also pay Wr's to learn a playbook, which is what they should have been doing. If you need a cheerleader to come and force you to consult your positional coach or look at some glossies of what you did wrong, you've already quit.
Not sure if I would be happy if that's how they went about their business. That's what ordinary teams do. That's what ordinary QBs do. It was not the formula that helped him and the team a decade ago. I hate to bring this up, but it's probably not the approach that Peyton takes.
Like it or not, rookies will look to the franchise hero for leadership. Even more so when you have a legend for a QB.
They, including TB, have to do more to prepare. They have to get their hands dirty.
On your comment about learning the playbook: This comment does not take into consideration two very important things.
1) A lot of people learn by doing. No matter how much they read the playbook, they are not going to learn what's in it. If they have not learned it, that means they have not done it enough.
2) They need to be doing it with the QB who's going to throw during actual games.
3) Even if the rooks understood what they are supposed to do, the level of precision required to make their plays work, requires that they rehearse the plays a lot.
On paper the WR coach can teach the rooks what they need to. However, if this team is going to play at the level they want to, screaming on the sidelines is not going to help things. What's going to help is rolling up his sleeves and grinding it out during practice... with everyone, not just his binkies.