1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

What are the qualities of a good head coach

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by packedhouse01, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. packedhouse01

    packedhouse01 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,560
    Ratings:
    +1
    What should Ted Thompson look for in the next head coach? What qualities didn't Sherman have and what qualities do all the great coaches have?

    We hear all the catch terms about leadership, organization,communication, motivator etc.; but what seperates the great coaches from the "wanna be's"?
     
  2. vikefan

    vikefan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    708
    Ratings:
    +0
    Scalping tickets? :D
     
  3. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2004
    Messages:
    11,903
    Ratings:
    +8
    How well they can organize a sexboat cruise for FANS
     
  4. vikefan

    vikefan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    708
    Ratings:
    +0
    Now we're talking! :D
     
  5. Miskito

    Miskito Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    377
    Ratings:
    +0
    After winning the coin toss in overtime, elect to kick off.
     
  6. Aceschnd

    Aceschnd Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Messages:
    153
    Ratings:
    +0
    Being fat. Fat coaches are good.
     
  7. packedhouse01

    packedhouse01 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,560
    Ratings:
    +1
    I can see the babies came out today. Nice comments.
     
  8. PackerChick

    PackerChick Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    3,143
    Ratings:
    +1
    red hot boat parties?
     
  9. vikefan

    vikefan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    708
    Ratings:
    +0
    You're right,PC!
     
  10. Chamuko

    Chamuko Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,067
    Ratings:
    +0
    Heart and soul !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Bruce

    Bruce Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,078
    Ratings:
    +0
    I will dare to venture where no man… at least not so far in this thread… has gone before.

    1.) Great organizational skills;
    2.) Great attention to detail;
    3.) Ability to analyze on multiple levels – plays, game plans, player and coaches psyches…
    4.) Leadership and Salesmanship skills – players and staff have to believe in the coach;
    5.) Team builder – many paths to this goal, but an essential ingredient;
    6.) Commands (earns) respect from everyone, (coaching staff, front office folks, players…) – different from being popular, though it can go together or apart;
    7.) Willingness to work insanely long and hard and demand that from those he works with and coaches…

    Are just a few of the qualifications necessary to be a successful coach in the NFL.
     
  12. packedhouse01

    packedhouse01 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,560
    Ratings:
    +1
    Bruce, I couldn't agree more. If they can find someone who can do all of those things we will soon win again.
     
  13. NDPackerFan

    NDPackerFan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    May 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,253
    Ratings:
    +4
    He needs to put a pencil behind his ear and look cross-eyed at the refs while going on a f-bomb rampage on any player that draws a penalty....no, wait....that's Mike Tice.
     
  14. gotarace27

    gotarace27 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    316
    Ratings:
    +0
    Bruce i agree with what you posted and would like to add that he has to surround himself with the best quality coaching staff he can get. He should be able to listen to what they advise even if he doesn't like it and get rid of people who don't help his team excell. I think half of Shermans firing was Rossley related.
     
  15. PackerChick

    PackerChick Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    3,143
    Ratings:
    +1
    how about discipline. like lombardi.
     
  16. TOPackerFan

    TOPackerFan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    2,084
    Ratings:
    +0
    Sounds like you just described Mike Sherman.

    I think the real issue with Sherman however, was that, while he possessed those qualities listed above, he also lacked the really important quality of the ability to delegate and to trust those people he hired. I think it was this latter quality which ultimately got him fired.
     

Share This Page