Sam Walker is the author of 'The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates The World's Greatest Teams". (Here are a couple of links to the books: Amazon: amazon.com/Captain-Class-Hidden-Creates-Greatest/dp/0812997190 Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31869155-the-captain-class) The focus of the book is a look into the greatest teams in sports around the world with the desire to find what they might all have in common; a secret, if you will, to building a successful team or franchise. I won't go into detail but I've found a couple of articles that provide a summary if you're interested: https://www.forbes.com/sites/george...-the-captain-class-brave-leader/#23cb1a267e2f https://www.15minutebusinessbooks.c...s-by-sam-walker-my-six-lessons-and-takeaways/ Here's one of those from the Forbes article listing six categories: Values – What matters and why Strong convictions and courage to stand apart and stand up for the team to anyone (starting with the conviction of the importance of the team over everything else including self). 1 - Attitudes – How to win Extreme doggedness and focus in competition almost to the point of madness – like playing through concussions (All Blacks’ Buck Shelford), broken toes (USA soccer’s Carla Overbeck) or even heart attack (USSR hockey’s Valeri Vasiliev). 2 - Ironclad emotional control — including having a “kill switch” to turn off distracting thoughts - like French handball’s Jerome Fernandez’ father’s imminent death. 3 - Relationships – How to connect Motivates others with passionate nonverbal displays — like the Pittsburg Steelers Jack Lambert’s letting the blood from his hand gash smear his jersey and pants. 4 - A low-key, practical, and democratic communication style — with a bias to private words of encouragement or correction over public speeches. 5 - Behaviors – What impact Aggressive play up to and often beyond the limits of the rules — including taking penalties when they lead to better results for the team - like Cuba volleyball’s Mireya Luis taking trash talking to new heights against Brazil. 6 - A willingness to do thankless jobs in the shadows of more acclaimed teammates — like carrying water or bags or cleaning up or accepting less than market value in pay to create space versus a team salary cap to bring in other players the way the Spurs’ Tim Duncan did. And here's a quote from an interview that the author, Walker, gave: It's an interesting premise so I thought I'd post it here. We're all hoping for a turn around with the Miami Dolphins franchise, and one that lasts. If there's any truth to the premise in this book, then one might ponder where Flores and Tua match up. I don't want to create any false hope or make any crazy predictions, but rather thought it was something different and worth thinking about. I have to say I think that perhaps there's a chance that both our new HC and QB have a lot of the characteristics in place. So maybe that bodes well for the future. It is, of course, too early to tell. Your thoughts guys?