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Old 11-05-2013   #10
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Default Re: Does Gary return?

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Originally Posted by infantrycak View Post
Really, a poll to speculate on a medical condition? Here - Magic 8 Ball.

Appropriately when I asked about Kubiak the response was "ask again later."
I think it is interesting to compare the comments related to a well-liked coach's health to those of a well-liked players health. There was a lot of sentiment that Kubiak should move on before this incident, but it seems clear posters are softening on the opinion that he should be fired. Contrast that to a player like DeMeco Ryans. He gets hurt and opinion goes way down - he's overpaid, he's no good anymore, throw the bum out.

I understand this isn't an apples to apples comparison because of salary cap and roster number considerations. However, a head coach's health problems can have a huge impact on the success of the team. Why risk it or treat the coach any differently than a player? He might not be 100% anymore.

I think it is because in the end coaches are seen as people and players are seem as commodities (to put it politely).
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