Players on a team that can inspire, that set a tone, and can create a proper mindset or winning attitude/philosophy
As a head Coach - Carroll delivers this in Spades, and his coaches further deliver on that approach
Players in all 3 phrases of the team that have these qualities bring added value in sustaining a winning approach
I think these qualities tend to be part of a person's natural make-up, as they say you are born a leader - yet
as a young team, some of our future leaders haven't yet emerged - some may not be on the team yet?
Could be mistaken, but haven't these type of players been a staple on many of the "quote" dynasty teams
over the years. Lawyer Milloy would be a good example of that when he was with the team. Who do you
think on this team will become those type of leaders/motivators? Watching the RealRobRpt you can get a
pretty good feel for a player's traits that would lend to that player acting in the leader/motivator role.
Who on this team offense, defense, and ST's fits those roles in your eyes? And, bearing in mind that we want to
keep this team young, is their a player on another team that you wouldn't mind having on this team that could
provide those attributes?
The players on this team who I think seem to fit that natural leader/motivational role are:
Offense: Russel Wilson - work ethic, positive approach, still growing with team and developing motivational role
Michael Robinson - Strong Convictions, great motivational speaker, counsels other players
Leon Washington - same attributes as MikeRob, Special Teams
BeastMode - leads by example in how he plays, less vocal yet counsels other players
WR's: Sidney, as the "vet" would be the logical leader, yet still think he needs to establish that
Doug Baldwin, i think could also develop as a strong leader
Defense: Red Bryant - Humble, Strong convictions and good motivational speaker
None of the other DLinemen struck me as taking leadership roles
* Nobody else has really given me a strong vibe of taking hold of this role, It almost seems more
like leadership by committee, rather than any one particular player standing out
I think any of these players could be strong leaders as they mature and grow into the role
Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner, KJ
Special Teams: Leon Washington
* these guys probably fit that role as well: Maragos, Farwell
Hopefully, we can keep MikeRob around awhile - he provides good leadership beyond his Blocking & ST value
Leon, may not stick - but MikeRob would provide that leadership for ST
Our rookie QB, just may well be the lynchpin in the leadership soup for our offense, with MikeRob as motivational speaker. If Sydney doesn't ascend as a strong leader of the WR group, it wouldn't hurt to have a youthful vet in the group that could
I think Red is the glue in providing the leadership on the DLine, as long as he is part of the mix we're OK, and the
leadership by committe in the Backfield seems to be working
Just wondering what you're thought are on the make-up of our team as it relates to players that provide that leadership/motivational value to the team that helps to build and sustain a winning program
Are you comfortable with that aspect within the offense, defense, and special teams - or do you think we
could use the addition of a few youthul vets with exceptional leadership/motivational value?
What players would be on your shopping list that could bring that added value to this team?