What would you rather have in a head coach?

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What would you rather have in a head coach?

  1. A risk taker/gambler

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  2. Play it safe, always take the points

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    7.1%
  3. If you are behind take the risk, ahead take the points

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  4. If you are ahead take the risk, if behind take the points

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. Take the risk, but if it fails I will complain about it

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  1. The Benjamin

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    What would you rather have in your head coach?

    A risk taker and gambler, or someone who plays it safe?
     
  2. mdbearz

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    I like Trestmans approach to it. He knows the percentages and he is agressive when the odds are in his favor.

    Yeah I might complain, but he has already proven to be better than the Wooden Indian, BKA Lovie Smith.
     
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    Take the risk, and if it fails complain about it, obviously, it's the best of both worlds for fans.

    honestly, you need a qb that can do all of it, w/out turning the ball over. If the qb can take those shots w/out turning the ball over then they should, if they cannot then they cannot take those risks.

    McCown is not capable of taking those risks so he's not taking them. Cutler is also not capable of taking those risks, but he's a lot more capable then McCown is.
     
  4. omc1969

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    I also like Trestmans approach. More balanced. Nothing like the "Lovie In The Headlights" we were used to seeing.
    ;)
     
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    This ^^^^^
     
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    Always, always take the points...there is no percentage high enough to risk leaving points on the field....
     
  7. DaTreeBears

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    If it was easy as your question my grandmother would be the coach. It all depends on the situation of 137,546,457.3 scenarios. So I choose to complain since that's the only thing I can do.
     
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    The decision is more nuanced than that. If it were that easy, the HC would let others make that decision for them.

    It depends on if you are ahead or behind, yes, but it also depends on how much time is left, how the flow of the game is going, how difficult it is moving the ball, how easy the other team is moving the ball, what is at stake, etc.

    All these things and more go into that decision. Just like a good manager, any decision probably has dozens of factors that get considered in moments.

    So, I say, "it depends", but then of course the obligatory complaining should follow.
     
  9. tbear1

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    I want a coach that is smarter than I am. While it's nice to be able to say 'I told you so.' It probably means the coach sucks.
     
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    A coach that can use a challenge flag better than a paper towel.
     
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    Lovie was an expert at throwing the red flag. He figured out that if he blew his nose into it before he threw it, the added weight would help make sure the wind didn't blow it around.
     
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