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3 hours ago, holymoses said:

I was coaching my 12-year-old's basketball game today.   For us, it was a big game.

  By the second quarter, we really had  things rolling.  We play an aggressive 1-3-1 zone that can put pressure on the ball all over the court,  and we had forced several turnovers that lead to fast-break points. 

    We had another effective trap and the other team dribbled out of bounds.   Our kid, who had made a nice play, clapped in the guys face.  That happened in front of the scorer's table right next to me. So I saw it, but there was not a technical called. 

   I fought my instincts to call timeout and yank the kid out of the game because I did not think it would have been fair to the team.  I completely thought about what Mike Smith did to Asante Samuel and how that turned the game around (possibly the season to a certain extent and maybe even the entire franchise when you consider what has happened since.)

    I believe very strongly in respecting your opponent, the officials, and the game. And I took the kid aside after the game and made it clear that such behavior cannot happen again.    At practice Thursday there will be additional discussion and consequences for the entire team. 

 But I was not going to turn around the emotion and momentum of the game at that moment.    Mike Smith taught me that lesson, for better or worse.

Smitty pulling Asante had zero to do with respecting the other team.  Asante was pulled because he cost the team yards by being foolish.

If there was a technical called, then your kid cost the team by being foolish and would deserve some type of punishment.  Since no technical was called, I would just warn him not to do anything like that again.

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Okay man, I can understand the frustration over losing to the Saints, but now you're falling off the deep end. Get a grip.

That was a garbage call.

It was a BS call, As angry as I was at Asanate about the penalty, I think Smitty might have pushed it too far. He might have messed with the secondary's confidence. I honestly think he is psyched out

I thought my identity had been stolen when I saw this thread then i realized it was an oldie.

This may well have been a turning point in how he was managing games because he was 

having a lot of fun up until that point. Somewhere about then he started overworking the notebook.

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30 minutes ago, Da Bird is Da Word said:

You have to teach kids discipline, respect, sportsmanship. Mike Smith wasn't wrong for getting on to Asante for what he did four years ago. The point that was he shouldn't have done it the way that he did it. Or are you just trolling?

If you're going to discipline a player for the way he celebrates, it doesnt matter if you do it while in the game or after the game.  

Holymoses said he learned from Mike Smith to not discipline his players during the game.  It sounds a little bit hypocritical to do it after the game if he knew he was going to discipline him anyway.  He never said his player did it again or had any other incidents that game, so it could have been an isolated incident.

Why wait?  

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17 hours ago, holymoses said:

I was coaching my 12-year-old's basketball game today.   For us, it was a big game.

  By the second quarter, we really had  things rolling.  We play an aggressive 1-3-1 zone that can put pressure on the ball all over the court,  and we had forced several turnovers that lead to fast-break points. 

    We had another effective trap and the other team dribbled out of bounds.   Our kid, who had made a nice play, clapped in the guys face.  That happened in front of the scorer's table right next to me. So I saw it, but there was not a technical called. 

   I fought my instincts to call timeout and yank the kid out of the game because I did not think it would have been fair to the team.  I completely thought about what Mike Smith did to Asante Samuel and how that turned the game around (possibly the season to a certain extent and maybe even the entire franchise when you consider what has happened since.)

    I believe very strongly in respecting your opponent, the officials, and the game. And I took the kid aside after the game and made it clear that such behavior cannot happen again.    At practice Thursday there will be additional discussion and consequences for the entire team. 

 But I was not going to turn around the emotion and momentum of the game at that moment.    Mike Smith taught me that lesson, for better or worse.

I guess I'm just old school. I played 12 and under basketball and football in the Atlanta Rec League at Anderson Park for a coach named Charles Rambo (RIP), a notorious as beater who would have slapped this kid up side the head in front of everybody. The kid probably wouldn't have made the same mistake twice. By the way when I played football for Rambo he was in the sixth year of what ending up being something like a thirteen year undefeated streak, Undefeated!

As for the Aint game. Give me a fkn break. The game had just started. If that move killed the momentum and caused the loss then the whole team should have been fired on the plane ride home. That didn't kill the game. Try the Aints defense holding us to 50 rush yards or them running over our defense for 150 yards. The other five penalties didn't help either. We just got our as beat by Payton and Brees, which is customary.

If I'm not mistaken this happened in a season that ended in a ton of mistakes and cost us a trip to a Super Bowl. From botched snaps, to stupid penalties, to slip picks, to bad reads, to tripping over a freakin hash mark. We played sloppy ball this past season too. If anything Quinn needs to buy a pen and pad and start berating these guys in film reviews like Smitty did. At one point Smitty had the least penalized teams in the league. We were far from that last year and it cost us. Especially the unforced stupid as Levitre type penalties.

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