and makes one of the dumbest comments I've ever seen:
"In this league, any coach can do it," Ogunleye said, adding that a coach needs a little bit of luck and the right guys playing well. "At the end of the day, it comes on us as the players. We just weren't consistent enough," Ogunleye said.
Any coach can do it. So there's really no difference than a Jim Zorn and a Bill Belichick? If so, then why did the Redskins just cut loose Zorn for Shanahan?
Wale says a coach needs a little luck. I agree. A little luck goes a long way in any profession. Few injuries would be an example of this in the NFL. A lucky bounce here and there.
He then says that a coach needs the right guys playing well. Umm, ya think QUALITY coaching has anything to do with that Wally? I sure do.
Great coaches help make good players excellent. And excellent players players great. And great players HOF'ers.
Adewale doesn't seem to understand basic logic. He apparently doesn't understand that players drafted by teams like the Patriots and Indianapolis, for example, have fewer misses than many other teams.
Does he think that they are geniuses at picking players? Perhaps. But the coaching they get afterwards has a LOT to do with that equation too. An awful lot.
Does anyone doubt that the exact same drafted defensive player would have a better chance of succeeding if coached by Bill Belichick, as opposed to a Lovie Smith? Not me. Maybe just a slightly better chance. But a better chance nonetheless IMO.
Does anyone think that Joe Montana would be considered one of the all-time greats if he had Pep Hamilton as his QB coach and Ron Turner as his OC, instead of the great Bill Walsh? Please.
Virtually every 85 Bear was elevated to some degree playing under coaches like Mike & Buddy.
It's almost hard for me to believe that he made this comment. I almost expect nonsense from Bear management and Lovie. But now the players? (Perhaps there's something in the water or air ducts at Halas Hall)
ANY coach can do it? Incredible.