I've said it before. Teams take on the persona of their coach.
think NE, raiders, caughlin's giants, pittsburgh for the best examples.
anytime you hear "keep chopping wood", fire the guy. I want a coach who will throw a ay the axe and bring a chainsa and some dynamite with him. Its quite dimple really just like in the "real world".
produce or theres the door. Nothing less. Thes people are paid FAR too much to be mediocre.
Ballard is gonna blow this up. And a new culture of winning must be cultivated: its an attitude. A confidence. It should start with the coach, and it just hasnt happened.
bring in a hard nos d demanding type. Think belichek, parcells, tomlin, caughlin type personality. The players have to be a little afraid of the coach, imo.
Accountability, not hugs is what these players need. They've gotten fat, lazy, and comfortable (so to speak).
does anyone think its a coincidence our hardest hitting, most physical camp players can remember happened in Ballard's 1st year? Of course not. Ballard and pagano are very different in their approaches. He'll change that soon.