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    Re: Who's Worse: Steckle or Childress

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    Les Steckle (1984) was another Vikings coach billed as a disciplinarian who was also a disaster as an x and o's man.
    Does Childress resemble him in style at all?
    How come Steckle got such a quick hook and Childress gets to languish?
    Why is it that these Bobby Knight types (include the N.Y. Giants coach in this discussion) suck so bad as NFL HC's.
    By the way, you think that's why Knight never coached in the NBA? ??? ???
    bobby knight has never had any desire to coach pro players, and even tho he hasnt coached at the pro level, hes probably the best basketball coach of all time

    also, you would have to throw bill belichek in there too because him and bob knight are actually best friends..id say bill has a pretty decent record there in new england with his disciplinarian style..its all about getting your players to buy into it, and some (like childress) cant do it, while others (like knight and belichek) get their guys to buy into it and win
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    Re: Who's Worse: Steckle or Childress

    "olson_10" wrote:
    "greatness79" wrote:
    Les Steckle (1984) was another Vikings coach billed as a disciplinarian who was also a disaster as an x and o's man.
    Does Childress resemble him in style at all?
    How come Steckle got such a quick hook and Childress gets to languish?
    Why is it that these Bobby Knight types (include the N.Y. Giants coach in this discussion) suck so bad as NFL HC's.
    By the way, you think that's why Knight never coached in the NBA? ??? ???
    bobby knight has never had any desire to coach pro players, and even tho he hasnt coached at the pro level, hes probably the best basketball coach of all time

    also, you would have to throw bill belichek in there too because him and bob knight are actually best friends..id say bill has a pretty decent record there in new england with his disciplinarian style..its all about getting your players to buy into it, and some (like childress) cant do it, while others (like knight and belichek) get their guys to buy into it and win
    Ever heard of a few guys named John Wooden and Mike Krzyzewski? ;D

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    Re: Who's Worse: Steckle or Childress

    I wasn't alive to see the Steckle days (thank god)

    But so far I would say Childress.. He just doesn't adjust at all and the players are sloppy

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    Re: Who's Worse: Steckle or Childress

    Steckle was the kind of coach who believed that if he drove his players hard enough and got them into better physical shape than the other teams he could wear them out and win. Trouble was the players didn't like his style of military boot camp training camp and they gave up before the season ever started.
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    Re: Who's Worse: Steckle or Childress

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Steckle was the kind of coach who believed that if he drove his players hard enough and got them into better physical shape than the other teams he could wear them out and win. Trouble was the players didn't like his style of military boot camp training camp and they gave up before the season ever started.




    Thats exactly how Steckle was
    as a coach, and even his players and the outside looked at him like that.






    It was often said back then, that Steckle would have been better off marching up and down between rows of barracks, rather than standing on the sidelines of a football field.






    He was in way over his head and had no clue about Head Coaching a Sports Team....






    Childress is a hole different person, and by far a better football coach than Steckle was....


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    Re: Who's Worse: Steckle or Childress

    "V4L" wrote:
    I wasn't alive to see the Steckle days (thank god)

    But so far I would say Childress.. He just doesn't adjust at all and the players are sloppy
    You're right (thank god), that was one painful year and made more painful by the fact we hadn't had losses like that since the early 60's. Here's something that could give you an idea about Steckle. Something written after he left.
    Mrs. John Krosnek of Golden Valley thought the Les Steckle robot would make a wonderful gift for her husband, an avid Vikings fan. "But John couldn't even get it to bring him a beer. It would tell him he was too fat, call him disloyal, force him to do pushups, and roll around the house shouting 'I am Iron Man! I am Iron Man!' It was awful!"
    I think Chilli has a ways to go.

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    Re: Who's Worse: Steckle or Childress

    "V4L" wrote:
    I wasn't alive to see the Steckle days (thank god)

    But so far I would say Childress.. He just doesn't adjust at all and the players are sloppy
    I am not a big fan of Childress, but Les Steckel was the worst coach ever.
    If nothing else the Chiller has shown us that he along with the front office can evaulate and draft talented athletes.

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    Re: Who's Worse: Steckle or Childress

    Well despite the misgivings at least Childress had a better record in his firs season than Steckel... that says it all for me
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    Re: Who's Worse: Steckle or Childress

    Childress is a hole different person
    Freudian slip on the keys Ned? ;D

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    Re: Who's Worse: Steckle or Childress

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    Childress is a hole different person
    Freudian slip on the keys Ned? ;D









    LOL.....Whole......LOL


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