Really? You guys think that Sparano quote was bad? To me, it seemed like he was trying to trigger their self-preservation.
"If you won't fight for me, fight for yourselves cause you will be gone too"
That's a LEGITIMATE tactic. Do you know what one of the greatest Generals in history did during a battle? The battle looked lost, they were outnumbered and losing... the soldiers were losing their will to fight and running away........ so the General led his men to a big river, with no escape, and the enemy right behind them. They had no choice but to turn around and fight with their backs to the river. He told his men, fight or you die here anyway. Guess who won the battle? He did. The men fought with more brutality than the other army, and he won.
I forget the name of the General, but I think he was an ancient chinese general. It worked on the principle that a man with no hope of escape will instinctively fight for his life with the ferocity of a cornered beast, and in so doing become an unbeatable warrior.
So, it seems to me, Sparano was just trying to get them to fight for their own careers....