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Thread: Don Shula in Today's NFL?

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    Don Shula in Today's NFL?

    Today's media, tech, and players are different than when "The Don" coached. How would he have handled today's game?

    Also, he coached some "characters." Wonder how they would have fared under media microscopes, and with twitter access.
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    he would have been great in any era, part of being great is being able to adapt to the changing times.
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    Shula would have been a great coach in any era. And like many great coaches, he'd need a strong personnel evaluator to help him.
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    He would have handled it by kicking a** and taking names.
    My Offseason plan.... Get as many good football players as possible, The End.
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    Well.... for starters.

    He probably would of told Snake Martin to quit being a little bitch and go change his tampon.

    But hey, thats just my view on things.

    "What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
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    Some fun to speculate what Butch & Sundance, and well as Garo, etc may have been tweeting. Garo called Robbie cheap. That would have been good for over 100 posts and a few thousand reads. lol
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    If were applying today's media, technology and etc to when he was coach he wouldnt have lasted as long as he did. After about the 5-6 season of not winning a title with Marino he would of been shown the door.
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    Even with the technology as it is today, Shula would be a great coach. Anyday of the era of the NFL!
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    Depends on which Shula your talking about. The young hungry Shula, or the old content Shula.
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    Magnificently. That's how he would have handled it. The guy had like 2 losing seasons ever. He had more coaches go through there than Miami Airport.

    He built a team around Unitas, another around Csonka, and another around Marino. He found guys who could do stuff and built systems and recruited coaches that could use the stuff they did well.

    He regularly drafted low and didn't have the advantage of free agency to plug his holes. He made his team physically superior by working them mercilessly (today they have 17 padded practices and rarely a two-a-day, but Shula had them doing four-a-days without water). He drilled knowledge and discipline into his troops so they were regularly one of the least penalized teams in the league.

    He dominated physically, intellectually, and relentlessly. As Bum Phillips said, "He could take his' n and beat your'n, then turn around and take your'n and beat his' n."

    Yeah, Don Shula would have succeeded in today's NFL.
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