Re: Caldwell Merely a Figurehead in Indy?
posted at 10/21/2011 11:58 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Caldwell Merely a Figurehead in Indy?
[QUOTE]It's true. He tries to misdirect in order to gain leverage somehow. This a classic troll tactic that is easily detected. That's why he desperatley mentioned Manning being on Montana's level. He can't say that about Dungheap as far as being a coach on Halas, Brown, Lombardi, Walsh or BB's level, so all he has is Manning's forehead to swing from. Normally, if my team was going 0-6 and looking so poorly managed by a GM, I would be embarrassed, but not Panties.
Posted by RidingWithTheKing[/QUOTE]
Right you are, Rusty! Now...lets' get back to Caldwell.
Yesterday, our hero played the "Dungy Card". Yes! He he sought out "The Pius One", Tony Dungy, and asked him to give his beleaguered Colts a pep-talk:
Coach Jim Caldwell decided to put his former boss/colleague to work. He tapped into Dungy's motivational skills, having him speak to the team after Wednesday's morning walk-through.
"He's always got a pretty unique story to tell about different situations that have occurred throughout his coaching career," Caldwell said.
Dungy's message focused on the need for persistence as the Colts deal with the 0-6 record they'll take to New Orleans this weekend. He spoke of two sons given the task of removing a large rock that rested in an area where a swing set would be constructed. One son had a sledgehammer, the other a pick ax. The first son grew weary of hammering away and quit. The second son kept at it and, eventually, the rock cracked.
The players listened and understood.
"It's a story I feel all the guys took to heart"...defensive end Robert Mathis said:
Is there anyone who still questions Caldwell's ability to lead, now?? LOL!!!
We'll see whether this parable by "The Pius One" resonates, Sunday night, in New Orleans.