Archive for August 2016

Killing the Bear (Formation)

Killing the Bear (Formation)

The 1985 Chicago Bears were my all time favorite team. Buddy Ryan (who recently passed away) became famous for his defense (called the 46) now known simply as the Bear. It was designed to stop the typical offensive set of the time – the 2 back, one […]

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Boundaries; Defining Greatness

I once counted hours per week spent on being a high school teacher and football coach. It came out to 80 hours per week. In a 10-game season with 4 weeks of pre-season and, on average, 2-3 weeks post-season in “play mode” it came out to an […]

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If They Don’t Get it

Coaching is teaching. Teaching is the ability to present information in a way that allows for retention from your students. Bill Parcells once said, “If they don’t get it – its your fault!” The difference between a teacher and a coach, is that if your pupils “don’t […]

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