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Old 01-07-2014   #1041
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Lose a game and we will start hearing about the Ihop menu.
Wait 'till they start complaining about flying off the handle & making knee jerk decisions instead of keeping his cool & making rational decisions.

Or disrespecting players on the sideline.
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Not the one you are going for but - duplicitous. What this experience should teach is all those criticisms were made up BS in the first place. Easy allegations without any substance.

Lose a game and we will start hearing about the Ihop menu.

Aaah... you got where I was going. I said I understood why the whole staff was shown the door. I also said that was to be expected. I was recalling all the grief cast upon Kubiak for hiring his "buddies". But now it's perfectly normal for the new staff to be populated by Buddies Of O'Brien.

For better or worse, we'll all find out together if these BoOBs can get this team, our team, back on track.
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Aaah... you got where I was going. I said I understood why the whole staff was shown the door. I also said that was to be expected. I was recalling all the grief cast upon Kubiak for hiring his "buddies". But now it's perfectly normal for the new staff to be populated by Buddies Of O'Brien.

For better or worse, we'll all find out together if these BoOBs can get this team, our team, back on track.
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The issue isn't the hiring of buddies; the issue is the willingness to FIRE buddies if necessary. Kubaik could not, unless forced. O'Brien seems like the type that would. But we will see.


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Why are we not surprised...
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It can go right under the newsflash: "Bill has proclivity for women attracted to brass and singing "the bare necessities.""
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"The offense that he teaches is complex," Ferguson said. "He doesnít overwhelm you with it. He does a great job of going step by step but also keeping up a good pace. ... He understood everything that we went through. He tried to coach us as if he would be the one playing out there. He would try to put himself in our shoes and try to make it easy for us."

It's interesting that Ferguson felt that way given that O'Brien never played the position, or any offensive position. He spent a lot of one-on-one time with the quarterbacks.

So what did he do when they messed up?

"Itís one of those things, if itís your first time making a mistake, he teaches you what to do better, how to do better," Ferguson said. "But if itís the fourth, fifth time making a mistake, heís going to be angry. ... Like any coach. Just letting you have it for a quick second then move on. He doesnít dwell on things. Heís a good guy to be around."
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Too late...
Adam Schefter has already re-tweeted both tidbits
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I was recalling all the grief cast upon Kubiak for hiring his "buddies". But now it's perfectly normal for the new staff to be populated by Buddies Of O'Brien.
If you'd notice, the people who were giving Kubiak grief over it.... still don't like the idea. They expect O'Brien to hold interviews for every staff position & higher the best candidate available.

The guys who used to say, "This is the way it is in the NFL" are still saying, "This is t he way it is in the NFL."

The real test is going to be when one of those coaches don't deliver.
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Floor seats at Rockets game with one of his boyhood idols Kevin McHale coaching the home team...

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Didn't know where to put this but since BOB wants the Iowa OL coach .

http://www.ourlads.com/pdfs/Offensiv...evelopment.pdf

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Here is an article about Bernhardt and his role with O'Brien at Penn State.

http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefoo...bernhardt.html
Very interesting piece/relationship. Thanks for posting!
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If you'd notice, the people who were giving Kubiak grief over it.... still don't like the idea. They expect O'Brien to hold interviews for every staff position & higher the best candidate available.

The guys who used to say, "This is the way it is in the NFL" are still saying, "This is t he way it is in the NFL."

The real test is going to be when one of those coaches don't deliver.
Correct. As I said earlier, the issue isn't hiring buddies; the issue is whether or not you have the stones to fire them when things go bad. It's one of those "tough decisions" that high level people sometimes have to make.

Pete Carroll fired one of his buddies, who was the offensive coordinator. You see how that turned out.
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Very interesting piece/relationship. Thanks for posting!
Glad you enjoyed it. The owner of my company has a mentor who challenges him on the way he thinks and what he does. It's a major part of what makes him a great businessman to have that critique so I can only imagine it has a major impact on O'Brien as well.
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Guess he's really emphasizing the "team" thing

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... O'Brien had anything that didn't keep the focus on the team -- be it a jersey or an award -- taken down. Messaging: The group above all.
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Bill O'Brien's tactic not unlike what Bill Belichick did in New England in 2010, taking down pictures of the previous era's accomplishments.
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Guess he's really emphasizing the "team" thing
If anyone wonder why BOB wont take Manziel.......

Teddy fits this mold perfectly.
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