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To Blame or Not Blame the Coach

From Terry Frei at the Denver Post,

Atlanta’s 0-6 start this season that led to Hartley’s firing followed, and perhaps a change had to be made. But the “Aw, he was too tough” malarkey that came out of Atlanta was so lamely clich├ęd and predictable, it makes anyone who went along with it look silly.

In any sport, if it works, it’s “restoring order”; if it doesn’t, it’s “pettiness.” I think they still teach that in Sportswriting 101.

Plus, this is the sport that more than any other gives players excuses to tune out coaches with the prevailing attitude that coaches’ effectiveness is a short-term proposition, and all they need is the ability to determine which side of that rationalization standard the coach falls on.

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