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(Pro Football Talk)   Broncos discover knock off Matt LaFleur can't tell time   (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line
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837 clicks; posted to Sports » on 25 Sep 2022 at 2:45 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-24 8:48:00 PM  
Hey now you can insult LaFleur in a few ways but he's not an idiot.

It's pretty sad that you gotta hire a farking babysitter for a head coach.
 
2022-09-24 10:18:28 PM  
Too bad that the Mannings are playing wannabe Alex Trebek on TV. Either would know better, make a better coach. Or even coach's coach!
Where the hell is John Elway?
 
2022-09-24 10:19:19 PM  
Actually, never mind what I said. You do you, Denver!
Go 9ers!
 
2022-09-24 11:01:38 PM  
This isn't a bad thing. A coach has so many things to worry about on game day and especially in a close game with little left, why not have someone managing these things.
 
2022-09-24 11:26:23 PM  
Broncos fans shouting the play clock to Nathaniel Hackett and Russell Wilson
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2022-09-25 1:10:13 AM  

Gubbo: This isn't a bad thing. A coach has so many things to worry about on game day and especially in a close game with little left, why not have someone managing these things.


Usually coaches who don't know what they're doing hire experienced ex head coaches as assistants on the actual coaching roster.

Not "babysitter who gives a diapy change" as literal job title.
 
2022-09-25 1:11:56 AM  
But that's apparently the thing. This guy isn't there JUST to change the head coach's Luvs, but for the ENTIRE FARKING STAFF of guys in over their heads.

Sean Payton exists. Give him a call, Denver.
 
2022-09-25 3:22:38 AM  

Gubbo: This isn't a bad thing. A coach has so many things to worry about on game day and especially in a close game with little left, why not have someone managing these things.


Yeah I'm with you here. Notice an aspect that could use dedicated attention? Hire someone. HC will still orchestrate but now you have a specialist
 
2022-09-25 6:55:04 AM  
More teams should have a two minute game manager who's only job is to coordinate the final seconds before each half.  My suggestion would be to hire a former kicker; they are usually the ones that pay the most attention and know how long it takes to get a field goal unit on the team and how many shots you want to take before that happens.
 
2022-09-25 9:00:28 AM  
The 66-year-old Rosburg last coached in Baltimore, spending 11 seasons with the Ravens from 2008 to 2018.

Rosburg was an excellent special teams coach but the Ravens were, and still are, terrible at clock management. So we'll see if this was the right hire.
 
2022-09-25 9:35:52 AM  
I don't think this Broncos season is going to match the hype.
 
2022-09-25 10:00:57 AM  
I wonder if all the people who always say "Andy Reid should just hire a time-outs advisor" will be here to applaud this move or if they will just mock it like most others in this thread.

Obviously not a great look for a first-year HC after the week 1 fiasco but, honestly, shouldn't matter one bit to his actual ability to coach the team.

And even though I'm not a Broncos fan, I would much rather have a coach who acknowledges his shortcomings and works to fix them rather than just keep doing the same stupid thing over and over.
 
2022-09-25 10:49:10 AM  

Gubbo: This isn't a bad thing. A coach has so many things to worry about on game day and especially in a close game with little left, why not have someone managing these things.


Exactly
 
2022-09-25 11:16:21 AM  

Gubbo: This isn't a bad thing. A coach has so many things to worry about on game day and especially in a close game with little left, why not have someone managing these things.


I agree with you, but this is something that should've happened before the season because the clock management of the Broncos has been beyond awful. I swear, if they had lost that game last week to Houston; people would've already been calling for Hackett's firing in Denver.
 
2022-09-25 11:24:55 AM  

TheTossedCoin: I wonder if all the people who always say "Andy Reid should just hire a time-outs advisor" will be here to applaud this move or if they will just mock it like most others in this thread.

Obviously not a great look for a first-year HC after the week 1 fiasco but, honestly, shouldn't matter one bit to his actual ability to coach the team.

And even though I'm not a Broncos fan, I would much rather have a coach who acknowledges his shortcomings and works to fix them rather than just keep doing the same stupid thing over and over.


Bill Simmons has been calling for exactly this position to be a thing for a long time. Hell when I first read about his take on a time manager he was still an entertaining read!
 
2022-09-25 11:39:30 AM  
I've said for years that once the helmet coms turn off, the play should be left to the players on the field. Meaning it's up to the QB, usually the highest paid person on the team, to pay attention to the play clock, situationally awareness, etc.

Blaming the coaches for these issues seems like a cop out to me unless they aren't getting the play call in on time. For example, a team is down by 5 and in their own end with time running down and they run a play that ends in bounds with the time running. Your QB should have enough sense to determine if a TO is needed or not.

Same situation, the play is sent to the field, it's up to the QB to get the play called, huddle broke and ball snapped before the play clock hits 0. Coaches should not have to babysit the QB because he wants to snap the ball with 1 or 2 seconds left each play.
 
2022-09-25 11:40:32 AM  

isthisme: I've said for years that once the helmet coms turn off, the play should be left to the players on the field. Meaning it's up to the QB, usually the highest paid person on the team, to pay attention to the play clock, situationally awareness, etc.

Blaming the coaches for these issues seems like a cop out to me unless they aren't getting the play call in on time. For example, a team is down by 5 and in their own end with time running down and they run a play that ends in bounds with the time running. Your QB should have enough sense to determine if a TO is needed or not.

Same situation, the play is sent to the field, it's up to the QB to get the play called, huddle broke and ball snapped before the play clock hits 0. Coaches should not have to babysit the QB because he wants to snap the ball with 1 or 2 seconds left each play.


Well you tried
 
2022-09-25 11:58:58 AM  
You can often tell how bad a coach will be by their clock management and playcalling decisions early on in their career. And in the past 10 years as a Bears fan, I've seen a lot of both and know it when I see it. Denver might as well start shopping for a new HC now, because they've just wasted this year.

/Trestman and Nagy were terrible at both and other than Nagy's fluke first year, he was an 8-8 coach or worse every year after
//Trestman also lost the locker room to Brandon Marshall and his psycho-drama
 
2022-09-25 9:01:04 PM  

Gubbo: isthisme: I've said for years that once the helmet coms turn off, the play should be left to the players on the field. Meaning it's up to the QB, usually the highest paid person on the team, to pay attention to the play clock, situationally awareness, etc.

Blaming the coaches for these issues seems like a cop out to me unless they aren't getting the play call in on time. For example, a team is down by 5 and in their own end with time running down and they run a play that ends in bounds with the time running. Your QB should have enough sense to determine if a TO is needed or not.

Same situation, the play is sent to the field, it's up to the QB to get the play called, huddle broke and ball snapped before the play clock hits 0. Coaches should not have to babysit the QB because he wants to snap the ball with 1 or 2 seconds left each play.

Well you tried


Not really, when a QB needs to be told when to call TO or how to snap the ball with more than 0 seconds on the time clock, it's on the QB. I watched Wilson his whole career in Seattle. No matter the game situation, he rarely snapped the ball with more than 2 seconds left on the play clock.

Funny how it's carrying over to Denver. I do like how Denver appears to not be willing to put up with the nonsense and have already started to boo, count down the play clock, etc.

I still maintain that the game needs to be played on the field and not with a coach yelling at an official.
 
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