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Working out well for Jason Kidd in NJ. Magic Johnson was a great coach as well. Know those are basketball examples, but usually the greatest players don't make great coaches. Besides, sounds like Tony wants time away from football to spend with his family. Coaching won't give him that, in fact, it probably means even more time away from his family. IF he were to come back & coach in the future, my guess is that it would be 5-10 years from now.

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Working out well for Jason Kidd in NJ. Magic Johnson was a great coach as well. Know those are basketball examples, but usually the greatest players don't make great coaches. Besides, sounds like Tony wants time away from football to spend with his family. Coaching won't give him that, in fact, it probably means even more time away from his family. IF he were to come back & coach in the future, my guess is that it would be 5-10 years from now.

Worked well for Bruce Matthews, Kevin Greene, Mike Singletary, Ron Rivera.

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but your examples have nothing to do with what he's talking about. Ijs. He's been helping the younger guys, including Julio and roddy for a few years now. Im sure he won't struggle that much as a tight end coach

Only used those because it's much harder to remember failed position coaches who never became head coaches because they couldn't TEACH the skills that came naturally to them to others who didn't have their natural ability. So then, for a more relevant example, how did Singletary's linebackers look this year in Minnesota?
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What part of him wanting to move back to California to spend time with his family did you miss from his retirement reasons? This aint Madden. Dude will probably end up working for NFL network or something. Being a coach wouldn't put him any closer to being with his family, if anything he would have less time. he is not retiring because he can't play anymore. Its time to move on.

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Worked well for Bruce Matthews, Kevin Greene, Mike Singletary, Ron Rivera.

Matthews yes, Greene, ok, Singletary, not so much. Rivera, pretty good.

How many of these hung up their cleats one season & started coaching a position unit the next? How many of them took the time to actually learn coaching skills first?

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Only used those because it's much harder to remember failed position coaches who never became head coaches because they couldn't TEACH the skills that came naturally to them to others who didn't have their natural ability. So then, for a more relevant example, how did Singletary's linebackers look this year in Minnesota?

Outside of Chad Greenway who looked horrible (but has for years now), they looked pretty good. Audie Cole, Erin Henderson and Marvin Mitchell aren't exactly world beaters either.

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Matthews yes, Greene, ok, Singletary, not so much. Rivera, pretty good.

How many of these hung up their cleats one season & started coaching a position unit the next? How many of them took the time to actually learn coaching skills first?

All of them took 3-4 years off to get a break from the NFL. But acting like Singletary isn't a good LB coach is a joke.
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Only used those because it's much harder to remember failed position coaches who never became head coaches because they couldn't TEACH the skills that came naturally to them to others who didn't have their natural ability. So then, for a more relevant example, how did Singletary's linebackers look this year in Minnesota?

i don't follow Minnesota so I can't answer that nor do I follow their players outside of Peterson and Allen. Thinking down the road about him becoming a head coach is just a little far fetched. I think he'd be a great tight end coach. He'll a great receiver coach as well
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Know those are basketball examples, but usually the greatest players don't make great coaches.

Like everything in life, it depends. Mark McGwire may be the best hitting coach in baseball. Jeff Hornacek and Doc Rivers are doing great in the NBA. And the best defensive coordinator of all time, made the Hall of Fame as a player. Another former Steeler, Russ Grimm, did as well, and he is one of the best offensive line coaches ever.

The real problem in professional sports is that some of these guys are earning upwards of nine figures during their playing careers. Coaching is an 80-100 hour a week job at this level. How are the richest players enticed into giving back when they have earned the right to luxuriate with their families?

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