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What your coaches need to be:

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What makes an excellent head coach?

Hire well and get out of the way. Your game day responsibilities are these:

1. Know the clock and situation at all times.
2. Guide the coordinators on your own personal aggression scale, specifically when and where to attack versus when to be on the edge of recklessness in your attack, and when to slow it down to either give one side a breather or shorten the game. For example, you don't have to huddle to take 28 seconds between plays.
3. Know when to challenge a play. Usually to do with third and fourth down, or big plays.
4. Know when to call timeout. Hint, if you are down in the fourth, with between two and four minutes to go and you stop them on first down, it is now. Maybe let it slide until second down, but if they have the ball and you do not call time out until after the two minute warning, you have only hurt yourself.
5. Know when to go for two, when to go for a field goal, and when to go into a shell (hint, it is never when you have a less than 11 point lead.)

Your prep responsibilities:
1. Prepare your team for end of half situations. You should be able to run a play every 15 seconds when you need to.
2. Prepare your team to change play calls at the line, both on offense and defense. This means train your leaders - QB, MLB, FS, whoever, to recognize what the hell is going on around them, trust their instincts, and make things better. Allow yourself to win with your brain before you ever get into the fight.
3. Train your team to hustle to the line of scrimmage when they know you have less than three yards to go, so that you can run a sneak or a dive before the other team ever gets into their stances. Steal a first down whenever you can.
4. You know bad calls will be made in the other team's favor. Train your team to .

5. Know who sucks on the other team, and make sure your coordinators know to attack them. Also that they know how to do so. E.G., on the Bills right now, their weakest pass coverage players are Duke Williams, Nigel Bradham, and Preston Brown. The teams that do well against Buffalo right now spend a lot fo their time throwing to whomever those guys are covering, Why is it that New England puts up 40-something points against them all the time? That is why.
6. Know who sucks on your team, and scheme to protect them.

7. TRAIN YOUR PLAYERS IN THE WAY OF JOE THOMAS. EVERY PLAY, THEY MUST ASK THEMSELVES: WHAT IS THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN FROM MY POSITION ON THIS PLAY? AND THEN MAKE SURE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

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  1. Bengals1181's Avatar
    good stuff.