That is a good way of looking at it. I would put the majority of the responsibility on coaching. I am a firm believer that coaching is what separates. I believe that from the lowest levels to the highest. When you get to the NFL...The transition of understanding you went from a game to a job needs to be realized by a player from the coaching level to translate to the field. That approach is a huge hurdle for new players coming into the league. The preparation & development factor is a 50/50 marriage between player & coaches. The problem that exists in "development" is the player's part is stacked on the coaches part...Not the other way around. The phrase "a player is a reflection of the coaches" carries a lot of weight.
Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o.