FAVRE AND CHILDRESS, JAMES AND SPOELSTRA. PLAYERS’ BELIEFS AFFECT PERFORMANCE, NOT COACHES’ BELIEFS
Posted December 1, 2010on:
No wonder Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress was replaced by Leslie Frazier. The problem between Childress and Quarterback Favre was simple and Terry Bradshaw said it best. That it was smart for new Vikings Head Coach Frazier not to make Favre run plays he didn’t like, which is what Childress must have been doing. The result: Favre passed for 172 yards with no interceptions and the Vikings beat the Redskins, 17-13.
In the case of LeBron James and Miami Heat’s head coach Erik Spoelstra, James complained that Spoelstra played him too many minutes during a loss to the Boston Celtics. A meeting was held the next day between James and Spoelstra and everything was smoothed over. But most importantly, after last Saturday’s loss, James and Dwayne Wade closed the locker room for a 40-minute, players-only meeting. Team spokesman Tim Donovan termed it “productive,” which is probably an understatement. Because of that meeting, allowing everyone to air their feelings, watch for the Heat to win most of their games during the coming weeks.