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Old 01-17-2007, 02:50 AM   #1
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Default Overweight Head Coach, Super Bowl Championship history says NO WAY!

With all of the talk of Russ Grimm possibly being named the Steelers next Head Coach, I say that you may want to reconsider your support of Grimm. Super Bowl Championships are VERY RARELY won by teams with an excessively overweight Head Coach. Russ Grimm would certainly qualify as being excessively overweight.

Say what you want but Super Bowl winning history SPEAKS VOLUMES. I've looked at the past 40 Super Bowls and found that only 2 Super Bowl winning Head Coaches would qualify as being excessively overweight, John Madden and Mike Holmgren. Some of you may be saying Bill Parcells and I'll counter by saying that Parcells was not excessively overweight when he won his Super Bowls.

A Super Bowl winning percentage of only 2% for excessively overweght Head Coaches should spell DOOM for Grimm's chances of landing the Steelers Head Coach position.

Just look at the remaining Head Coaches for this weekends Conference Championship games. Do you see any obesity? Heck no, the fat was melted last weekend. Sure Andy Reid and Mike Holmgren have had success in their coaching careers but I believe that we as Steelers fans are looking for a little more than a Head Coach who consistently loses Conference Championship games and Super Bowls as both Reid and Holmgren have done.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:59 AM   #2
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With all of the talk of Russ Grimm possibly being named the Steelers next Head Coach, I say that you may want to reconsider your support of Grimm. Super Bowl Championships are VERY RARELY won by teams with an excessively overweight Head Coach. Russ Grimm would certainly qualify as being excessively overweight.

Say what you want but Super Bowl winning history SPEAKS VOLUMES. I've looked at the past 40 Super Bowls and found that only 2 Super Bowl winning Head Coaches would qualify as being excessively overweight, John Madden and Mike Holmgren. Some of you may be saying Bill Parcells and I'll counter by saying that Parcells was not excessively overweight when he won his Super Bowls.

A Super Bowl winning percentage of only 2% for excessively overweght Head Coaches should spell DOOM for Grimm's chances of landing the Steelers Head Coach position.

Just look at the remaining Head Coaches for this weekends Conference Championship games. Do you see any obesity? Heck no, the fat was melted last weekend. Sure Andy Reid and Mike Holmgren have had success in their coaching careers but I believe that we as Steelers fans are looking for a little more than a Head Coach who consistently loses Conference Championship games and Super Bowls as both Reid and Holmgren have done.
You know, with stats like that.. Your turning this into a baseball forum!!!
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Default Re: Overweight Head Coach, Super Bowl Championship history says NO WAY!

I guess you may have a valid point. How can someone lead a team and get the most out of all their athletes when they don't have enough discipline to take care of their own bodies?
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Old 01-17-2007, 05:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: Overweight Head Coach, Super Bowl Championship history says NO WAY!

I understand Grimm was an offensive lineman but he should have slimmed down after his playing years, most o-linemen do that. The guy just doesn't look like a head coach to me. I made fun of him on another board saying he was suing McDonalds for naming Grimmus after him, I cought hell for that from all the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette faithful who think just because it was in the paper that he will be our next coach.
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Default Re: Overweight Head Coach, Super Bowl Championship history says NO WAY!

While I fail to see what Grimm's weight has to do with his skills and knowledge as a coach (and I am a firm believer in doing everything we can to maintain a healthy weight), I must comment from woman's perspective that Bill Cowher appeared to be ......ummmm.... quite well disciplined......
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While I fail to see what Grimm's weight has to do with his skills and knowledge as a coach (and I am a firm believer in doing everything we can to maintain a healthy weight) and must comment from woman's perspective that Bill Cowher looked ......ummmm.... quite well disciplined......
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I have to agree that Cowher looked pretty much healthy throughout the years. As for teh overwieght coach thing, it might be just by chance that this happens. But it might reflect on the coach's discipline of the team.

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Default Re: Overweight Head Coach, Super Bowl Championship history says NO WAY!

After I first looked at this thread, I laughed, but there actually may be some truth to it.

Think about it. If you had a personal trainer, what would inspire you more: An overweight trainer, or a completely jacked or fit trainer. I'd take the latter, and this may be different than coaching a football team, but you guys are right; it shows the lack of discipline.
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Default Re: Overweight Head Coach, Super Bowl Championship history says NO WAY!

Studies have shown that people who are in good shape or are working towards being in good shape perform better at their jobs because they are able to think more clearly, they get sick less frequently, and they have more energy to get through the day.

Thats just the stuff that will help out on any job, the benefits for a position such as football coach are even more abundant. Such as: setting a good example for any players looking to emulate Duce, being able to keep up with the pace of practice during the hot days at training camp, being able to RUN onto and off the field at halftime, or the end of the game, or to jam a photo in a referee's pocket.
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Only two hmmm maybe third time a charm
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After I first looked at this thread, I laughed, but there actually may be some truth to it.

Think about it. If you had a personal trainer, what would inspire you more: An overweight trainer, or a completely jacked or fit trainer. I'd take the latter, and this may be different than coaching a football team, but you guys are right; it shows the lack of discipline.
That reminds me of the bald barber trying to sell all kind of stuff preventing hair loss. LOL
There are lots of fatties in the US, and some of them are NFL HC. Doesn't make them any less credible and any less competent IMO.

I've seen pretty lousy slim HCs too. Schottenheimer being a prime example.
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