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    Proof that Childress has changed as a coach

    http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/12/05/no-explaining-jacksons-turnaround/

    While I agree with a few of you that we have gelled as a team and are playing better.
    I think this article explains why our offense as improved. Childress has loosened his vice grip on play calling and is allowing for little individual changes.

    "Then there is head coach Brad Childress' decision to finally loosen the reigns a little bit and allow players to adjust the play calls to meet the realities on the field. As the Star-Tribune explains, Childress had gotten a lot of criticism for rigidly forcing players to run the exact play that had been called, even if it was doomed to fail.

    When teaching a scheme for the first time, Childress said, "you put a line down in the playbook" and "it doesn't make any difference if there is a cement wall on that line." In other words, players were taught to follow certain tenets even if the defense offered an obvious obstacle."


    I'm just happy that the team is playing well and I am happy we may be heading to the playoffs. I was wrong about Childress and TJ. I can admit that.

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    Re: Proof that Childress has changed as a coach

    It makes sense... a player needs to understand what the coach is trying to accomplish before they are able to truly ad lib...
    players won't immediately understand the subtleties of what the coaching staff is trying to do and thus the hard line is needed.
    Once they begin to understand it the player can make informed adjustments without undercutting the coaches greater goal.
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    Re: Proof that Childress has changed as a coach

    Darn it!
    I was pulling for Zeus to be the new head coach.

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    Re: Proof that Childress has changed as a coach

    "kevoncox" wrote:
    http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/12/05/no-explaining-jacksons-turnaround/

    While I agree with a few of you that we have gelled as a team and are playing better.
    I think this article explains why our offense as improved. Childress has loosened his vice grip on play calling and is allowing for little individual changes.

    "Then there is head coach Brad Childress' decision to finally loosen the reigns a little bit and allow players to adjust the play calls to meet the realities on the field. As the Star-Tribune explains, Childress had gotten a lot of criticism for rigidly forcing players to run the exact play that had been called, even if it was doomed to fail.

    When teaching a scheme for the first time, Childress said, "you put a line down in the playbook" and "it doesn't make any difference if there is a cement wall on that line." In other words, players were taught to follow certain tenets even if the defense offered an obvious obstacle."


    I'm just happy that the team is playing well and I am happy we may be heading to the playoffs. I was wrong about Childress and TJ. I can admit that.
    I am sure somebody will say that those adjustments were already in the playbook, but the coaches were waiting for the players to be able to understand them ;D


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    Re: Proof that Childress has changed as a coach

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/12/05/no-explaining-jacksons-turnaround/

    While I agree with a few of you that we have gelled as a team and are playing better.
    I think this article explains why our offense as improved. Childress has loosened his vice grip on play calling and is allowing for little individual changes.

    "Then there is head coach Brad Childress' decision to finally loosen the reigns a little bit and allow players to adjust the play calls to meet the realities on the field. As the Star-Tribune explains, Childress had gotten a lot of criticism for rigidly forcing players to run the exact play that had been called, even if it was doomed to fail.

    When teaching a scheme for the first time, Childress said, "you put a line down in the playbook" and "it doesn't make any difference if there is a cement wall on that line." In other words, players were taught to follow certain tenets even if the defense offered an obvious obstacle."


    I'm just happy that the team is playing well and I am happy we may be heading to the playoffs. I was wrong about Childress and TJ. I can admit that.
    I am sure somebody will say that those adjustments were already in the playbook, but the coaches were waiting for the players to be able to understand them ;D

    Yeah... where has Marrdro been?
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    Re: Proof that Childress has changed as a coach

    Those adjustments were in ther playbook, it just took time for teh players to understand
    ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Proof that Childress has changed as a coach

    "C" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/12/05/no-explaining-jacksons-turnaround/

    While I agree with a few of you that we have gelled as a team and are playing better.
    I think this article explains why our offense as improved. Childress has loosened his vice grip on play calling and is allowing for little individual changes.

    "Then there is head coach Brad Childress' decision to finally loosen the reigns a little bit and allow players to adjust the play calls to meet the realities on the field. As the Star-Tribune explains, Childress had gotten a lot of criticism for rigidly forcing players to run the exact play that had been called, even if it was doomed to fail.

    When teaching a scheme for the first time, Childress said, "you put a line down in the playbook" and "it doesn't make any difference if there is a cement wall on that line." In other words, players were taught to follow certain tenets even if the defense offered an obvious obstacle."


    I'm just happy that the team is playing well and I am happy we may be heading to the playoffs. I was wrong about Childress and TJ. I can admit that.
    I am sure somebody will say that those adjustments were already in the playbook, but the coaches were waiting for the players to be able to understand them ;D

    Yeah... where has Marrdro been?
    What makes you think I would be giving Marr a hard time? ;D ;D ;D It could have been anyone

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    Re: Proof that Childress has changed as a coach

    I am sure somebody will say that those adjustments were already in the playbook, but the coaches were waiting for the players to be able to understand them
    Yeah... where has Marrdro been?

    That article was already posted & addressed by Marrdro a week ago boys.


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    Re: Proof that Childress has changed as a coach

    "BleedinPandG" wrote:
    It makes sense... a player needs to understand what the coach is trying to accomplish before they are able to truly ad lib...
    players won't immediately understand the subtleties of what the coaching staff is trying to do and thus the hard line is needed.
    Once they begin to understand it the player can make informed adjustments without undercutting the coaches greater goal.
    Quit being logical.
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