Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Even more than others with his kind of job, all he does is his job, professional football coach. It strikes me reading his book about himself that it wouldn't make much difference to him what part of the US he lives in--football places and home are it. He has not other interests.

He got fired after years of pretty good football, less good lately. The analyzers said he won his one championship early, with the previous coach's team. Analyzers said he seemed to keep solving problems as they came up and had no long term plan.

I suspect to think long term you've got to pause. He seemed to not give himself a chance to look up from the antique car he was renovating, say, and see his team in a whole new way. Or, niftier yet, see the game itself from a whole other angle and boggle all the other coaches for a few years.