Posted August 11 2004 - 08:03 AM
| If I recall, Shottenheimer was on the wrong end of those two painful playoff losses in Cleveland to Denver -- the 98 yard Elway TD drive and the Ernest |
I believe that you are correct in saying this. I'd be surprised if you weren't.
Anyway, this actually brings up a point about coaches, and a lot of these guys that get hired and rehired over bringing in someone without some experience.
Take a guy like Dennis Green for instance, this is a guy that can get the most out of his talent, and really knows how to motivate players. Green however is not what I would call a great "during the game" coach. He makes some questionable decisions, he sure made some in that NFC title game loss to the Falcons, but because he's very good at the other part this isn't enough to keep him from getting rehired.
The great coaches are the guys that can both motivate players properly and handle the during game strategy.
Actually, Green's poor management of games is why I'm happy the Raiders did not hire him during the offseason as was rumored. I didn't see enough of Redskins football to know if Norv Turner has those same kinds of strategy mistakes, but I'll find out soon enough. I do get to see a lot of the Vikings, and well...I remember Denny making some questionable decisions to say the least.