Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM
AN IMPACT ANALYSIS ON THE
CLASS OF 2014 NFL HEAD COACHES
by Wayne Allyn Root
NEW HEAD COACHES FOR 2014
TAMPA BAY.......LOVIE SMITH
RECENT COACHING CHANGES HAD SOME POSITIVE FIRST SEASON IMPACT:
1) ANDY REID TO THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, GOING 2-14 TO 11-5
2) CHIP KELLY TO THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, WINNING THE NFC EAST
These first year NFL Coaches bring an assortment of personalities to the playing field. Some have been head coaches previously and some will have to hope they bring something other than those experiences. Some are from the school of hard knocks and discipline, while some have only defensive coaching credentials. So the first questions for PRESEASON Football 2014 are:
1) Is it important to establish a winning tradition and go 3-1 or 4-0 in preseason?
2) Is it important to evaluate the teams talent as part of this week's game plan?
3) Will the owner let the new coach run the team his way, or tie his hands?
4) Did the coach bring in good Coordinators that want to show their stuff?
WHY BET PRESEASON GAMES? INFORMATION!!
These are the reports I gather by the middle of every week in Preseason. It is important to know and understand the coach's game plan for that weeks contest. I find out if he's playing to win or playing to evaluate. It is my job to understand the Quarterback rotations. I also get information on how many series the starters will play so I can tell if the coach is trying to pad the team's win/loss record and shoot for that perfect 4-0. These are the gems to guide us to WINS that are not available in the regular season. It's my job to win these preseason games, and your job to bet these games- as the foundation of your regular season bankroll is built with these preseason profits.
FIRST ANALYSIS SET FOR PRESEASON 2014
CLEVELAND COACH PETTINE's only previous head coaching experience was as an High School Coach. His NFL experience was only as an assistant coach (and only on the defensive side of the ball). The NFL is all about offense and with a QB controversy in camp, he has his hands full. It is doubtful that a first year impact will have this team in the playoffs...but the talent on this team could make life difficult for other teams.
HOUSTON COACH O'BRIEN's luck may be that he inherits a team that has talent. This team can be a "worst to first" type team. He did a great job handling the transition at Penn St. O'Brien was an Offensive coordinator at New England, so he's certainly going to impact the Texans win/loss record immediately. What a great spot- there is nowhere to go but up. This team could easily make it to the Playoffs. Additionally, in AFC South, it's a two team heads-up contest with the Colts.
TENNESSEE COACH WHISENHUNT hopes to perform the same kind of miracle he created in the Arizona desert and bring it to the music capital of Tennessee. He brought credibility to Arizona and made them relevant. This team's problem is one this coach should be used to. He had to replace Kurt Warner with many different QB's and now he gets an often-injured Jake Locker. He is sitting with questions if Locker is the man or not? Give Whisenhunt time and the fans will be okay, but not this first year.
WASHINGTON COACH GRUDEN is about to enter a land of chaos. From the Owner Dan Snyder, the name change controversy, to a QB that played so poorly last year in RGIII, an impeachment in his city may be needed to keep the fans from going bonkers. I'm recommending Obama's impeachment, not Gruden's. BUT...on the positive side, Coach Gruden is one tough guy. He is no-nonsense from them moment you meet him. And he has the experience that will be welcomed from his brother Jon. In the NFC, anything can happen and Gruden needs a very healthy RGIII to make this first season interesting.
DETROIT COACH CALDWELL's hiring is just so-so according to most experts. Last year's losses were from shooting themselves in the foot. It appears that the first order of business is discipline. What a great opportunity the Lions wasted with Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler both out with injuries and the Lions couldn't get the job done. With that being said, the question is: was last year's fiasco a lack of talent or discipline? Coach's biggest question is about his QB, Mark Stafford. If he can get an improved QB that will be a plus of course. But more importantly, last year's team was horrible from the sideline, making poor decisions. So this coach has to improve where last year's staff failed.
MINNESOTA COACH ZIMMER's team has one star in Adrian Peterson. But his "fire and brimstone" approach should light up the players. Zimmer is passionate and full of enthusiasm, but he still needs players to surround his star running back. His biggest challenge is his QB position. The team has some talent but in the NFL, it all start with one position. This is the only 3-way QB competition in the NFL. It's anyone's chance to win- Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel or Teddy Bridgewater.
TAMPA BAY COACH SMITH was a great hire for the Bucs. So was the free agent signing of Josh McCown. Coach Smith and QB McCown inherit a team that is a candidate from "worst to first" in the NFC South. Put a ready-to-win offense with an already good defense and coach is well on the way to relevancy. This could be a very fun season for the fans of Tampa Bay. It also helps that he has Jeff Tedford as his offensive coordinator. Coach brings instant credibility to the Bucs from his days with the Bears.
ONE FINAL THOUGHT MOST IMPORTANT!!
It's my experience that when meeting my fans in the Las Vegas Sportsbooks, most of them say the same thing: 'I don't bet preseason football because I don't know who's playing. That is because they don't have the information as I do. The smart professionals wish it was preseason every week of the year (for making money purposes). We are betting a team playing their starters for most of the half versus a team that has their starter on the sidelines. That is a mismatch that will never happen once the season begins....PERIOD!!
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Wayne Allyn Root