Bottomline is McD is THE coach. When grown men who have been lucky enough to have been chosen to play a sport for which they are paid ridiculous sums of money, they need to toe the line and do what is asked of them, when it is asked of them, and how it is asked of them. There are no I's in team as corny as that may sound.
If you look back at the truly great teams in the NFL, with the Chiefs, the Cowboys, the Packers and under the coaching leadership they had then and the respect the players had for their coaches back then, it is night and day now. There is a complete lack of respect in sports these days, even our little world of kayaknig it is highly noticable. That just does not cut it my book. Do you think Lombardi would have tolerated the BS the players pull these days? No freaking way. Those platyers would have been out of their asses and banned collectively from ever playing the game again.
Yeah, I agree that people should stop payting for a product that is defective, and all major sports are defective. They have become greeding grounds for immoral, disrepectful, lewd and lavicious behavior. I don't really care too much for McD, but I respect what he's trying to do. He's trying to remake the team, not in his image, but of that of a team that plays like a team, does it respectfully, and doesn't have players popping up on the evening news becasue they have been shot, beat their significant other, gotten caught drunk driving, etc. Marshall was an idiot and a big baby, Scheffler started down that path too. I could give a rat's ass about how talented they are or are not. There are some people who have such serious character flaws, they can't be fixed. We have prisons full of them.
And the Lord said, let there be whitewater. So on Friday, the 13th day of the month....