Don’t Compare Apples to Oranges
Ben Has No Protection
- Get Ben more protection.
- Get Ben to get rid of the ball faster and concentrate on short “California-style” throws.
Don’t Give Me Those 1968 Stats
The Rules Have Changed but Fear Is a Big Factor
Accept the New Generation
- Realize your heroes of the last two Super Bowl wins are old and tired.
- Realize the new generation doesn’t want to practice or listen to coaches. They’d rather get tweets on new plays than read a playbook. They want to share their new clothing line on Facebook. They make so much more money than players did in the old days; they’re thinking of ways to build a business, restaurant or invest in something. They also have to handle all their needy family members who want their money. They also don’t want five day work weeks—three is more like it with tons of breaks. They want to listen to their iPods and be carefree. They are invincible but also unrealistic. They are talented but naïve.