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Joegrane
Dave Zangaro has a nice piece on career backup QBs becoming head coaches.
http://www.csnphilly.com/football-philadel...ood-nfl-coaches

This is an excerpt.

The thing Pederson, Reich, Garrett and Kubiak all have it common is that they were backups behind some all-time great quarterbacks. We know the guys who were in front of Pederson, but Reich played behind Jim Kelly, Garrett played behind Troy Aikman and Kubiak spent his entire career behind John Elway.

So these future top-level coaches learned behind some of the greatest to ever play the game, but they themselves weren’t great. They were, however, smart enough to stick around the league for about a decade apiece. That doesn’t happen by accident. It happens because they have qualities that allowed them to overcome their physical limitations as players.
Eyrie
QUOTE (Joegrane @ Feb 2 2016, 03:55 AM) *
Dave Zangaro has a nice piece on career backup QBs becoming head coaches.
http://www.csnphilly.com/football-philadel...ood-nfl-coaches

This is an excerpt.

The thing Pederson, Reich, Garrett and Kubiak all have it common is that they were backups behind some all-time great quarterbacks. We know the guys who were in front of Pederson, but Reich played behind Jim Kelly, Garrett played behind Troy Aikman and Kubiak spent his entire career behind John Elway.

So these future top-level coaches learned behind some of the greatest to ever play the game, but they themselves weren’t great. They were, however, smart enough to stick around the league for about a decade apiece. That doesn’t happen by accident. It happens because they have qualities that allowed them to overcome their physical limitations as players.

I have a long standing theory that the best coaches in any sport are the ones who didn't have the natural talent to be an elite player but who still had a successful career because they were willing to study and work hard. That willingness not only benefits them as coaches, but it also makes it easier for them to explain their ideas to players and to improve them. Conversely, a player who can excel on natural talent won't necessarily have the work or study habits and will have a harder time explaining how to do things to an average player.
BirdsWinBaby
im sorry. Garrett has a job where he 'might be' the best of a bad division and reich was 'considered good' years ago before he got separated from a HOA QB. you put those two plus an unknown in a list with Kubiak to make the case that these former backup QBs are "future top-level coaches?"...he at least showed restraint not saying 'head' coaches...trying to pull in some of that assistant success to the argument...lol

unless you are a hack (and looking to bump up the average with a SB coach in your equation) you write this story at minimum ...2 full very successful seasons from now following pederson and Reich proving your point. now he is just reaching

nice try Dave
SAM I Am
QUOTE (Eyrie @ Feb 2 2016, 03:06 PM) *
Conversely, a player who can excel on natural talent won't necessarily have the work or study habits and will have a harder time explaining how to do things to an average player.

Or he just doesn't have the patience to deal with players whose talents are inferior to his.
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