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What If...? A Coaching Question

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Galant, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Galant

    Galant Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    This is something of a hypothetical question or mental exercise.

    What if you could bring in any non-football professional sports coach and have them be the Dolphins' new HC? Who would you choose and why?

    (Obviously this comes with the proviso that the coach would somehow know, or could learn about football.)
     
  2. Surfs Up 99

    Surfs Up 99 Well-Known Member

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    I would go with Pat Riley.
     
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  3. Galant

    Galant Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Go on... why?
     
  4. Dolphin Dundee

    Dolphin Dundee Well-Known Member

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    The Rock from Grid iron gang. Just to see what he's cooking on the sideline and that raised eyebrow stare at the opposing team.
     
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  5. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    My first thought was Pat Riley as well, so I'll answer for him. He's a visionary that's built championship teams for multiple franchises as a coach and an executive. Everyone respects him and he draws in talent at "hometown discounts" like nobody I've ever seen- for example, he sold LeBron on bringing his talents to South Beach (for $10M less than others offered) and then brought in tons of aging vets for the league minimum because of LeBron, Bosh and Wade. Nobody had done that before, not like that, and it's created the "superteam" movement in the NBA.

    So yeah- Pat Riley. And we don't even have to pretend he knows anything about football. Just bring him in as an executive and we'll somehow have Russell Wilson throwing to Bo Jackson and Deon Sanders next season. How? I have no freaking idea...it's just how it happens.
     
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  6. Surfs Up 99

    Surfs Up 99 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Key! You took the words right out of my mouth. ;-) I wish I could have said it the way you have, but my reasoning would have been much more simplistic. LOL! All I can say is the guy gets it. Everybody knows it and therefore want to be a part of it. :D
     
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  7. Not So Fast

    Not So Fast Well-Known Member

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    Pat Riley as an executive makes sense, but at his age, I wouldn't want him to be coaching on the sidelines. I would bring in Pep Guardiola, current headcoach/manager of Manchester City. He has a 72.1 carreer win precentage and has won 13 major titles with his clubs. He's only 47 as well.
     
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  8. Galant

    Galant Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    For those not familiar with Pep, what would be the attributes he brings to the position that would help the team?
     
  9. Surfs Up 99

    Surfs Up 99 Well-Known Member

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    What's Manchester City? A cricket club? ;-)
     
  10. Not So Fast

    Not So Fast Well-Known Member

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    This breaks it down pretty well: https://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/feat...-dominance-his-methods-management-and-tactics

    To summarize though, he's an ingenious coach with a Belichekesque perfectionist streak. Everything from training sessions to his player's diets are important to him. He like to innovate and come up with new tactics. He also likes to take risks. No conservative playcalling. All of those are things that could help the Dolphins.
     
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  11. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Gregg Popovich, the BB of the basketball world.
     
  12. The G Man

    The G Man Git 'r doooonnne!!!

    Al Pacino, just so he could give that same HT speech he gave in Any Given Sunday!

     
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  13. M1NDCRlME

    M1NDCRlME Fear The Spear

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    I thought they were ManUre's red headed step child
     
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  14. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End

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    Walter Matthau from The Bad News Bears. Just seems appropriate.
     
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  15. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    LOL, or Emilio Estevez from the Mighty Ducks!
     
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    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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  17. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    Paul newman....slap shot
     
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  18. Phin McCool

    Phin McCool Well-Known Member

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    Easy... Henry V.

    He'd do the greatest, most inspirational half time talks in the history of the game and his players would run through brick walls for him. Hell, I'd follow him up Pluto's arse, so I would...



     
  19. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets

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    ME! I can get 5th and 6th grade girls to play volleyball at at least a 7th grader level. And they hardly ever cry.
     
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  20. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    Whoever coached the teams Air Bud was on. Dude won with a dog.
     
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  21. Galant

    Galant Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    When you think you've come up with a decent thread idea and then....

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  22. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I gave a serious answer and you didn't even like it You opened the floodgates buddy. =)
     
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  23. Galant

    Galant Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Okay, done, I've liked it.

    I think I read the post but didn't have time to respond and soon enough... well here we are.

    Kudos to Texan, my call would be Popovich. The Spurs owner and GM would also help, but just in terms of coaching, Pop's focus on doing the right thing, the right way, and mastering the basics would go a long way.
     
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  24. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    I can't tell you how many times I started a thread and then forgot about it, only to see it go in a completely different direction. Sometimes that's part of the fun though!
     
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