Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Sign in to follow this  
CurBeatElite

ESPN article on Reich's leadership

Recommended Posts

https://www.espn.com/blog/indianapolis-colts/post/_/id/24627/frank-reichs-latest-comeback-gives-colts-great-expectations

 

I thought this was a very good read.

 

Essentially, it talks about Reich changing his approach to leading/motivating players this season.  Last year, he said it was easy when we were ranked last in the league in the pre-season NFL power rankings.... this year he says the challenge will be to keep players motivated day in and day out with the expectations they have on them due to last year's success.

 

I like his quote here:

 

"Yeah, that will be a little bit of the challenge. I don't think -- maybe I overplayed the preseason ranking thing a little bit. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time," Reich said, laughing. "... As you know me and as you know how we roll around here, we typically don't make a big deal out of that. So really the challenge this year will be keeping the same approach, the 1-0 approach. Keeping the getting better every day, not being complacent in any way. Not falling into the trap of thinking, 'We are supposed to be this and that.' We did nothing. We've got to go prove it every day and that should be our mentality."

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know, the last thing we want is to bring up Josh McDaniels.  Again.

 

However, to me, this is the difference between the two guys.

Josh McDaniels is a brilliant game day strategist.

Frank Reich is a Leader of Men.

(mic drop)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's Reich on! Last year means nothing. 

 

So glad McTrashiels stayed in NE. This team is so much better off, and Frank was the Reich choice!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just saw the Lion King so..... to quote Rafiki 

Quote


"Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” 

 

 

 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Coach Reich will have the guys believing that it's a 1-0 approach no matter what the record is. I truly believe that those guys RESPECT and have complete faith in him. This quote is perfect "We did nothing. We've got to go prove it every day and that should be our mentality."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can see how close the relationship is between Luck and Reich last year and it's their first year playing together. Perfect relationship.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, John Hammonds said:

I know, the last thing we want is to bring up Josh McDaniels.  Again.

 

However, to me, this is the difference between the two guys.

Josh McDaniels is a brilliant game day strategist.

Frank Reich is a Leader of Men.

(mic drop)


I think Reich is a fairly good strategist himself.  At the very least I think he's a coach who's adaptable to changing situations.  He coordinated an offense that beat the Pats in the SB in a shootout.   This wasn't a situation of his defense shutting the Pats down like the Giants did.  No this was a situation where Brady and Foles dueled it out touchdown for touchdown until the Eagles defense came up with one play that put the Eagles on top.  

 

Says at the very least he can adapt his offense to fit what his players have.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Funny conspiracy theory. What if Ballard got credentialed for Utah state to throw people off. The reason he no showed was he was actually at Utah looking at this guy. Lol   draft season is full of smoke and conspiracy. Haha
    • Think of how many times he got pounded to the turf.   I would bet the house he has issues with concussion symptons.  And back, and ...  Let the guy go.
    • I wouldn't say I'm particularly good with evaluating players coming out of college. And especially with projecting them forward(I have some hits, but I also have some huge misses). I'm doing this for fun and for engagement with other Colts fans(I just like talking about football and the team and the future of the team, etc.), I don't have any illusions about my abilities as an evaluator - think of it like this - even the best FOs in the league miss on about half their picks... and most people here(me included) don't have anywhere close to their knowledge, their time to watch players, their resources - financial or scouting resources, their intel on players(this is the biggest difference IMO between amateurs like us that watch on the internet and what the teams can do - they have soooooo much more information about those players and what makes them tick).    Yeah, a lot of it is luck. This is why I love that Ballard realizes that and has said that this is the reason he prefers to accumulate picks, which he has done. This is one of the biggest paradoxes in the league. Imagine you are prospective GM for a team and you go to an interview with the owner  but instead of telling him "I'm the best man for the job, because I can evaluate better than everyone else", the real answer is more along the lines of "look, most teams/GMs in the league have about the same success with drafts over the long haul, so hire me to turn the wheel of fortune for the team". In essence, the answer is - you have to be humble about just how not good the success rate of draft picks is(even for the best GMs) and you have to devise a strategy in another way - namely - instead of just trying to have high success rate per pick... just get more picks and try to hold the success rate similar. This is how you shift the odds in your favor. You are more likely to get 5 starters out of 10 picks than out of 7 picks.    The reality is - even if we draft a QB in round 1, chances are about 50-50 that he's going to bust... but then again... those are roughly the chances for every other position too. Maybe just a little bit more or less of some other positions, but QB is so important that it doesn't matter. The reward of getting a great QB is way too big. You just have to keep trying until you get the guy.       Manning and Luck are kind of exceptions though. I haven't really seen people talk about many other QBs in that way. For example, Trevor Lawrence is probably the one I've heard people talk in most similar terms as a can't miss QB, but even he had his questionable play to begin this season. We will see what happens with him next year and if he will enter the draft in a similar standing as Luck. Luck is the most can't miss QB I've seen and I haven't seen anyone close since.(this is as a prospect coming out of college) Even the Mariotas or Winstons or Mayfields and Darnolds of the world had a lot of more doubt.    BTW, there is something that IMO gets underrated a bit - the environment those QBs enter into. Very few are can't miss that can transcend a chaotic team atmosphere, bad coaching or OLine, lack of weapons, etc. This is why what Luck did was so amazing and why he was a can't miss prospect - just look back at what he had to deal with... horrible coaching, horrible OLines, horrible defenses... we take 100 yard rushers for granted... Luck didn't have a 100 yard rusher to help him for what was it? 5 years straight or something? Luck was special. Too bad we didn't have the right management and coaching to keep him healthy and give him a team capable of competing.    So yeah, I think whoever we draft will have much better situation to succeed than a lot of other young QBs enter. We have good coaching staff, we have good OLine... we need better weapons, but that can be fixed through allocating resources there. 
    • Nelson and Leonard can’t be extended until after their third year. They need one one season to be elgible. Our oline is going to have some major dollars wrapped up in it one Nelson signs after next year.
  • Members

×
×
  • Create New...