Imagine the bond formed between coach and player, from mid-May Organized Team Activities workouts through a playoff run through the following January. Then, you hear that coach is being approached by another team. This is another unnecessary distraction inflicted by losing franchises on teams that should be preparing for the chance at a Super Bowl. This happens repeatedly every season as the teams contacting these coaches aren’t affected because they weren’t good enough to get past December.
The Patriots lost Super Bowl XXXI to the Packers after it was announced, the week prior, that their head coach would be leaving to coach the Jets. Could this have also affected the Vikings who got humiliated in the NFC Championship?
That was then; this is now….
Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur named head coach of Giants
Steelers Todd Haley is the new Browns offensive coordinator
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Colts, Heading Towards Second Interview For Head Coach Position
NE special teams coordinator Joe Judge may join fellow departing Patriots assistant coaches
Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Soon-to-be Lions head coach, reportedly already letting assistants go
At the end of every National Football League, “Black Monday” is the prelude to the sabotage of those teams that were competent enough to make it to the playoffs. With nothing to lose, owners and team general managers begin that search for someone, anyone, to take their teams from perennial losers to playoff hunters. But by doing so, they’re interfering with the chemistry of a team now trying to concentrate on winning a Super Bowl and the losers could care less.
If a team can endure a 17-week season of mediocrity or worse, it can wait another five weeks until the best teams play towards that big game undisturbed by losers.