Saintsfan Posted January 22, 2004 Share Posted January 22, 2004 For some reason, coaches and manages fascinate me, in all sports, so here are a few things that occur to me about US sports coaches and managers1. Football is one of the few sports in the world where some form of top level experience of playing is not essential to becoming a coach at the top level. 2. This is changing though, more and more of the younger coaches coming through have been players, (Tice, Del Rio, Mularkey etc.)3. Why do a lot of the NFL player turned coaches seem to be tight ends (Wasnt Ditka a tight end? then you have Tice and Mularkey)?4. What exactly other than decide on pitching changes and pinch hitters do Baseball Managers do? They seem to have a very cushy job!!5. Interesting that the best Basketball players sometimes do not make great coaches. Magic had a go, Isaiah seems more suited to the front office, Larry Bird did a good job though.6. i prefered it when some NFL coaches wore coats and ties on the sideline. Admit it Cowboy fans you still miss Tom Landry and his hat!!!!! I suppose clothing manufacturers pay big money for coaches to be wearing there clothes nowadays though.7. I think it is a shame that not too many of todays coaches have had a long tenure with there current team in almost any sport. People like Bill Cowher and Jeff Fisher are a rarity nowadays. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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