Re: Anyone annoyed with McDaniels’ trash talk and Brash Persona?
posted at 11/29/2009 9:50 AM EST
In Response to Re: Anyone annoyed with McDaniels’ trash talk and Brash Persona?
[QUOTE]It's too bad the kid has plenty of talent, but lacks class. This will breed a lack of respect from his players in the long run. Leave the fist-pumping and trash talk to the players. It will be hard to keep his players' heads in the game, if he can't lead by example.
I respected his bold moves in the preseason, with Cutler and Marshall. However, he has used up any admiration his hot start ever had, and he's giving possible playoff teams extra motivation. There are 2 teams with 7-3 records, that are just dying to see Denver in January.
Posted by jmmyslinski[/QUOTE]jimmy
Admittedly, I was pretty ambivalent towards McDaniels' antics... My sentiments bordered somewhere between not-givin'-a-cr#p and somewhat enjoying his enthusiasm and vigor. It was certainly nowhere near as gaudy and ignorant as attempting to make the Sportscenter Highlight reel by handing a ref a dollar bill as the official was reviewing whether your whopping 15 yard passing play in the 3rd quarter of a lopsided game, was an actual completion or not, NOR was it as loud and incessant as Rex Ryan's antics which range weekly from blindly stammering and stumbling (often in misconstrued meaning towards salivating reporters)-On about other league players and coaches in Ryan's press interviews ("not kissing BB's rings
"/"not caring that Miami's Safety was hurt
")-TOWARDS openly whimpering and weeping about his efforts, pain and struggles as a Coach in press conferences...digression, digression. Anyways, What was the harm in enwakening and enlivening your players and staff by showing some passion and enthusiasm...?
YET, after reading the foremost portion of jimmy's post from earlier, I came away pondering a familiar axiom: "Familiarity breeds contempt
." Formerly, I had singularly interpreted the meaning of this phrase, as one of disliking and disdaining in Others, the solely negative and ugly traits we ourselves often exhibit or disfavor in ourselves, BECAUSE, inevitably Their outward portrayal 'hits too close to home.' Reading the last sentence from the aforementioned post, stating, "It will be hard to keep his players heads in the game, if he can't lead by example
," I thought, Perhaps sometimes "Contempt because of Familiarity
" doesn't trully have to be invoked due to completely ugly
traits and qualities... What about the portrayal of innocent and simple "Youthful Exuberance," for instance (ala Josh McDaniels)? Could simply showing this quality lead to actual contempt?
My answer, "Yes
". Being 'buddy-buddy' with the players and exhibiting the same antics and seemingly harmless qualities that THEY often show, certainly could
inevitably lead to lack of respect, and subsequently therefore, even contempt. It goes much further than simply the meaning behind the old excuse of "You did it 'Coach', Why is it wrong then If I do the same
," portrayal of Leadship by Example. To liken it in some odd metaphorical question, I ask You ALL: "Have the very same respect, for say, This Nation's President, IF He, from this moment forwards, dressed in ripped jeans and a T-shirt...always...from this point ever onward, never dressed the part again
?" Really Would You? Think and Be Honest? EVERY single appearance, here on out, Looking like YOU
doing housework. Look, I for one, believe
me, Understand the total absurdity of arbitrary decorum. So I'm not saying Obama don a jeweled crown and purple robe... My point is, IF one HAS to look like they're in Control of things, One certainly moreso has to ACT like it as well.
THUS, If "Familiarity doesn't breed Contempt
," It certainly CAN at the very least, Diminish Respect. Put simply, Their HAS to remain some semblance of an air of Reservation therefore Control and thus Supervision and Guidance WITHIN that Leader (as well, and hopefully ideally along WITH still being at least, to a degree, that certain friend, confidant...and buddy). It all goes hand-in-hand with Having an air of- 'You can ALL Respect and therefore Follow Me because I'll guide and even protect you and All BECAUSE I'm SHOWING
You that I'm fully and in a complete sense, WORTHY of these things...of being your leader.'