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OK, I dislike Childress already. Who woulda thunk it?

March 30 2007 at 6:28 AM

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I edited my original post to clarify the point I wanted to make about Pat Williams. Without the big fella, our 2005 defense would have been flat out horrible instead of one dimensional.

I tend to give new head coaches a very long rope. That's why I remained bemused over the outright hostility towards Dennis Green from the day he stepped off the plane. And for the record, Zyg Wilf fired Mike Tice prematurely. I was a big Tice critic, yet in the end I came around to liking the guy, botched play calling and blathering and all that.

One thing about Pat Williams is that he really does have an attitude problem. Scrutinize his words and you will see that he has a HUGE chip on his shoulder. Another thing about Pat is that he can back up everything he says and is used to having to prove himself. IIRC, he entered the league as a college free agent and it took 10 years before the league recognized with a Probowl berth.

Even so, it hardly takes a good coach to recognize when someone is constructively channeling his attitude and when someone is just being a prima donna. For example, there is no comparison between Phat Pat and Terrell Owens. Both have a bit of an attitude (major understatement in Owens's case). But who would you rather have on your team? Which one would you make an example out of?

PEACE

 
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