- May 19, 2009
The coach has ripped the heart and soul from his team. It drove me crazy to watch him allow his players to drown out there when GM made that 2nd half run. He wanted to wait for the TV timeout before steming the tide. What a jacka$$! Call the fricking TO, put the right players back in and Get the ship righted. WTF? It’s mid February! You know what ya got by now. Play your top 8. You waited too long and put them in too deep a hole. We need wins, not lessons!
Here's my question.... is the problem him? Or is the problem the players themselves? Or is it a combination of the two?
Sure, any coach can call a timeout as the opponent starts to get on a run.... but you also only get 4 timeouts a game. So you have to use them wisely. But it's evident that this year MR is trying to let the players work their way out of jams, instead of just instantly calling a timeout every time someone gets on a run. Because if we did that, we'd be outta timeouts 5 minutes into the 2nd half.
Maybe the problem is MR believes in his players too much? Maybe he's giving them too much say. Maybe MR needs to call the plays, and if the players don't run it properly in a game they bench them... just like he would do for a player who doesn't play defense?
Clearly there's "an elephant in the room" that needs to be addressed. Not sure if it's a player to player issue, coach to player issue or player to coach issue. Whatever it is, we gotta figure it out.