Originally Posted by caspian
I would be primarily concerned with developing our best 22 players to their full potential. That is, afterall, what a real coach is suppose to do.
Maximize your players' potentials and the wins, the awards, the money, the respect...the "running game" will follow as a by-product.
Here is where our thinking parts ways. IMO the team is 53 players and the best coach is the one that maximizes the use of all 53 to get the best win/loss record at the end of the season regardless of the individual accolades for any individual player. As an example, it is better for a team to have two 1100 yard rushers than it is for a team to have one 1600 yard pro-bowler and a 250 yard scrub. No doubt though, it is fun to watch your players go for national aclaim--not against it, so long as it is in the best interest of the team, not just the player.