dream_017 wrote: PapaPark wrote: TheRawDAWG wrote:
PapaPark wrote:If you are a professional athlete and you need a lion sticker to motivate you then something is very wrong (Obvisiouly they are the Lions)
This is something pee-wee football would do.
I would be shamed to have even made this public.
Alot of coaches use it and it's very public. Why would the Lions be any different...alot of very good coaches.
Let's see those public reports?
I can't see Peyton working for his "colt" or Tomlinson working for his "bolt"
The point is - I could see this at the college level.. but the pro-level.. not something that is this elementary.
If you read the 1st page you would see that arguably the best coach in the NFL(now retired) did it. Parcells did it with the Cowboys.
Obviously a team currently as good as the Colts or Bolts don't need to do this so you would see Manning or LT2 working for his logo.
Do you honestly think that a silly motivational ploy is going to work for the Lions, Atog? This ranks right along with sending the team to Oakland on gameday to build charactor through adversity. That worked real well didn't it?
Is one to assume that the reason someone would play hard is to earn a frickin decal? Aren't these the "men" that Marinelli has hand picked because they fit his profile of "loving football, not being able to live without it"? Would players like that need a silly motivational tool like earning a decal be of any worth to players like that?
Conversly, would players who are disinterested, or only playing for the coin give a Lions' mane about a silly decal?
And what of the psyche of the secondary when week 8 rolls along and they own the only unadorned helmets on the team?
I mean, seriously, which players in the NFL do you think would be motivated by this over the course of a season? Couldn't he just tell them to "win one for the (insert whichever LB happens to be injured that particular week)?" This reeks of silly high school stuff from a coach who isn't even qualified to coach a high school team.