Re: All this talk about leadership......
posted at 12/10/2009 4:27 AM EST
In Response to Re: All this talk about leadership......
In the past 6-7 years there has ben leadership by example on the field from guys like Seymour, Harrison McGinnest, Vrabel Bruschi to name a few. They made big plays, it wore off on other players and produced greatness. Who's doning that now? Guy w experience on the team should but do you see it from Warren? Jarvis Green?, Burgess? Thomas? Hell no! I haven't seen even a hint of a big play from any of these pretenders all year and people wonder why this team is floundering!
Posted by jader
~Well said jader
...and agreed. Taking it one step further, Within this Leadership (specifically that the Pat's had) was also vast amounts of experience and intelligence. This massive amount of football knowledge (on other teams, formations, schematics, certain player matchups- on and on) is not only shown and conveyed, but even rubs off on those less experienced in the Pros...
And imo, My gut feeling (since noone here has intimate knowledge of these team relations)-Tells me that you're correct. I'm certainly not saying that fixing the pass-rush and getting a skilled RB hat are physical freaks in their elite NFL talent, Isn't totally paramount...and it would
cover many, many problems. But, It's just I too, really don't see these next-in-line Veteran Team "Leaders" stepping up en masse to bring others along, selflessly do their job, fill in the gaps, fix and correct mistakes, make the huge plays when critically needed, and a million other things.
BB can't do ALL these things himself, and perhaps Leading By Being, or even wanting
to be, the Veteran person coming in early to discuss any game events or issues with some rookie, Is part of WHY BB sent those 4 guys packing yesterday.