FalconsIn2012 Posted November 3, 2019 Share Posted November 3, 2019 This is the fiery temperament and no nonsense attitude we need running things in Flowery Branch. In fact, I’m sure he would rename it Fiery Branch since Flowery is too nice of a word “You gotta be relentless. You can’t stop. I don’t’” He was pissed off, tired of all the attention they were getting, tired of hearing how good they were and how great they were gonna be. The room needed some truth, some leveling, so eight days after it ended, emotions still raw, weeks and months of grueling work ahead, the **** Patriots punching anothertrip to the Super Bowl on the TV screen a few feet away, Ed Dodds gathered his scouts inside a bar in Mobile, Ala., and gave it to them. “We ain’t done **** yet,” the Colts assistant general manager told them. “We won a ******* wild-card game.” You don’t get trophies for AFC wild-card games, and Dodds didn’t come to Indianapolis to win wild-card games. But two years in, anyone could see: the rebuild was working. The Colts had flipped 4-12 into 10-6, won a playoff game and had a roster stocked with young talent. The pundits couldn’t help but praise. The Colts were coming. Soon. But Dodds didn’t wanna hear it, and didn’t want his scouts thinking it. If there’s anything that scares the **** out of him, it’s complacency. He fears it. Fights it. To him it just felt like it needed to be said, then and there, the night before they went to work at the Senior Bowl in late January, the unofficial kickoff to an exhaustive three-month stretch that would ready the entire personnel department for that spring’s draft. So he lit into them. “I just felt like everyone was jacked, we’re on this win streak, and I’m kinda like, what the **** does it matter?” Dodds said a few months later. “If we don’t go to a Super Bowl, so what? A couple of injuries, bomb a couple of draft picks, no one in the pipeline to replace the players you lost? You gotta be relentless. You can’t stop. I don’t.” Rest of article below...but this is the attitude I want running my front office. DANG Smiler11, Refried Beans, wnyfalconfan and 7 others 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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