Brad Childress: 12 Mistakes He Likely Won’t Repeat, One He Will

July 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL consultant Michael Lombardi claims successful head coaches are leaders that: (1) develop a comprehensive plan, (2) communicate it, (3) convince players to buy into it, and (4) admit mistakes. They let their staff design plays. Brad Childress has been a successful head coach for the Minnesota Vikings. His won-loss records have improved each season by two games to 12-4, and in the playoffs. He uses simple schemes that rely on his players’ athletic, more than cognitive, skills: (1) a newer West Coast Offense still with precision passing to short crossing routes but also with power running behind inside zone blocking, and (2) base Tampa-2 defense. Still, he should avoid making so many simple mistakes that last season cost the team tough games against the Browns and Packers, lucky wins versus the 49ers and Ravens, losses at the Steelers, Cardinals, Panthers, and Bears, and playoff elimination at the Saints.Begin Slideshow

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