Bears GM Phil Emery and Coaching Systems

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by Vinny, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2004
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    I was watching the Bears GM Phil Emery introduce new Head Coach Marc Trestman and I was struck by what he thought was important. After a long lumbering introduction he talked about how philosophically they were wanting to have a Coach who could build systems around players and not the other way around.

    I bring this up because of an article I was reading about how the Patriots don't use route trees and other conventional languages and how this helps them get the most out of their players skills without being married to conventional systems and are pretty much ever evolving depending on the talents they can find at the time. It's a must read if you love the NFL and x's and o's.
  2. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel Modified Simian

    Oct 11, 2004
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    Onward, Upward, and back into the Trees
    Belichick is brilliant. I expect more teams to try to adapt his methods in order to find similar success. Staying in a rigid system and forcing your players to fit that system seems detrimental to their individual strengths. Taking those same players and adapting systems to maximize the potential of their strengths is very smart and a seemingly obvious key to long term success.

    Could this be why they inserted Matt Cassel when Brady went down and kept on rolling for an 11 win season? Cassel is obviously not the same caliber of Tom Brady, but the team itself did not skip a beat.

    Great article, man. Thanks for posting it.

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