yogi wrote:Hey, you said 60's and I gave you how the best HC of the era handled his QB.
If you wanted a late 70's, 80's example, how about Bill Walsh. When he drafted his under-sized and barely average arm stregth QB in the 3rd round, he always put his young QB in situations where he had a good chance to suceed. Success according to Walsh would build the kid's confidence and the team's confidence in the kid QB. I'm sure you know that QB was Joe Montana.
Slightly different philosophy that Walsh had than Parcells.
Of course our HMFIC came from the Walsh tree so.....
True. I guess I was just trying to say that there have been many different types of successful Head Coach-QB relationships. I wouldn't say that one way is necessarily better than the other (although I bet the QB's prefer the Bill Walsh approach).
But even your story showed the difference between today's player and the 60's era player - Starr aired his issue with his coach behind closed doors, McCoy talked about his to the media. Even if he feels that way, he needs to keep that kind of talk under wraps.