Article link: Second Nature
Even at the highest level, mistakes are made in critical junctures of the game. It is our responsibility as coaches to ensure that our players are comfortable playing in a multitude of scenarios in the critical moments of competition, no matter what your sport is.
Here is an article from the most recent AFCA Magazine that features on Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Football program.
I think his sentiment regarding relationship and culture building stood out for me the most.
Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Browns yesterday to get a “franchise Quarterback”, but Roseman is not even sure who they will draft because the L.A. Rams have the overall first round draft pick.
In addition, Roseman has completely contradicted himself with comments he made in 2015 before the draft regarding trading up for Marcus Mariota:
“The history of trading up for one player, when you look at those trades, isn’t good for the team trading up and putting a lot of resources into it.”
It is just another lesson to be careful what you say (or write) and who you say it to or your words could very well come back to bite you.
Good luck Mr. Roseman. I hope your strategy works out for the Eagles, because if not your previous comments will surely condemn you.
To me, Rogers story conveys that it doesn’t matter where you start, but how you approach your life that makes the difference.
I’ll be cheering for Rogers when the NFL season kicks off!