Hawknballs wrote:pretty funny that 'Pete the Cheat' who can't win in the NFL and who's "player's coach" style would never work is now the head coach of the model that NFL franchises around the league want to emulate.
ignorance transforms into jealousy.
A lot of great coaches fail on their first time out. A good example would be BB who failed in Cleveland and like Carroll was labeled as someone who could never win in the NFL as a HC and well look at him now on his way to the HOF as one of the greatest coaches of all time. Sometimes failing the best thing to make you successful.
I think Carroll is showing this to be so true as well.
I know I know that for myself many times over. So very true, and I think Pete's positive "ra ra" style is something he has developed and has evolved as he has coached. I think what we are seeing is proof positive that the grouchy gruff disciplinarian coaching style, while it can be effective, isn't as effective as getting guys to believe in a more positive way.
Obviously these guys are pros, not college kids and there are some difference in style I am sure, but Pete is a very experienced coach and he's learned from his mistakes and gotten "on his game" professionally.
I always have to laugh when I hear 9er fans talk of how they have better coaching; excuse me but WHAT?!? You don't rotate your defense (and you wonder why you lose to injury), the guy sits Richard Sherman down back at Stanford cuz he gets hurt once and he's pissed at him, the guy has to switch to defense to get back on the field (and thank you for that Jim). Look at how he handled Alex Smith who was playing well and he gave the job and had so much faith in! He whines about any call that doesn't go his way, he is a dick to the Lions coach after a win, almost starts a fight. I'm not gonna go as far to say that Harbaugh is a bad coach, obviously that isn't the case, but I think he has more strikes against him, does some things very badly and I firmly believe in the coming years Pete will prove himself to be a MUCH better coach than Harbaugh and have more success, and we'll all see it. I sure hope so, but from what I've seen thus far all signs point there. Most of all, I think Pete learns from his mistakes better than Harby.