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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I'm starting to get sick of Sean Payton's little mind games and theatrics. Putting mouse traps all over the facitlity all week??? Really? That's the way you inspire your team to go kick some a**? How much money do you ...

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Old 11-11-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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What a difference a week makes

I'm starting to get sick of Sean Payton's little mind games and theatrics.

Putting mouse traps all over the facitlity all week??? Really? That's the way you inspire your team to go kick some a**?

How much money do you want to bet you won't see any damn mousetraps in the Patriots locker room when they play the Jets in a couple of weeks?

A mouse trap is what is called negative expectation setting. It's a pyscological thing. You start putting negative thoughts in the players head and they start playing not to lose instead of going out there looking for blood.

I've got some great advice for Payton. If you feel that you must use b.s. pyscological ploys to get your team ready to play why don't you try something that gets them revved up:

Tell Mare that there is a sniper in the upper deck of the Superdome and if he misses another kick this year he is going to be shot.

Put false quotes in the locker room that the starting QB on the opposing team has been sleeping with Will Smith's wife all year.

Tell Jason David that the recievers on the Texans think his Johnson is small.

Tell Mark Simenoux that he has won an all expense trip to Tahiti but he has to travel within the week and he has to stay a minimum of 30 days.

Tell Reggie Bush that if he rushes for 100 yds in a game that Popeye's has a huge national add campain for him where he gets to punch that Jared guy from Subway in the face


Or how about this. Tell your team that they are 4-4 playing at home against an 0-8 team and that they better go out there and kick the sh*t out of them because they are better football players.

Just my opinion.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:03 PM   #2
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Re: What a difference a week makes

Well, I guess the mousetraps didn't work. Or maybe they did. We definitely ate the cheese. Even I was nibbling on it.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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Re: What a difference a week makes

It's no secret Payton is trying to be like the coach he admires most...

PARCELLS
N.F.L. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS; A 'Win Right Now' Coach Keeps Driving - New York Times

"Several days before a crucial Monday night game against the Patriots in October, Parcells stormed out of practice, pulling his assistant coaches with him. The message was clear: he did not like the way his team was performing. Since the outburst, the Jets are 11-1.

Parcells has always used his veteran players to convey messages or warnings to the rest of the team, but that does not exempt the veterans from his motivational ploys. Two weeks before Christmas, Parcells thought Cox was getting tired. So Parcells bought a gas can and put it inside Cox's locker with a note that read, ''Is there any gas left in your tank?'' Cox suddenly had an extra skip in his step."



I don't think Payton is wrong is trying to motivat his guys... Maybe it's just that he's doing too much and doesn't have enough "meanness" in him...

Then again...
In the same article
I found this...

"And Parcells constantly reminds his players and staff who is in control. During a recent game, Belichick wanted to run the defense one way, Parcells another. In front of coaches and players, Parcells launched into a profanity-laced tirade. ''That's why you got fired in Cleveland!'' Parcells yelled. ''You think you know everything! That's why you won't be a head coach again!''
So...

The weather is always 72 degrees and perfect, in the Dome
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:23 PM   #4
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On Bill Belichick
Belichick also showed the team clips of basketball superstar Michael Jordan in action.

"He didn’t show the regular Michael Jordan," Rutledge said. "He showed when Michael Jordan was sick or wasn’t feeling well. Times when Michael Jordan himself had to go through adversity, and he was struggling a little bit. Not the Michael Jordan when he was doing his regular stuff. It’s hard to compete with that. He was just showing how Michael himself had to fight through some things. … It’s all motivation. He’s trying to get a point across to us about the game itself, about competition."

Another tape Belichick showed his players was of an individual significantly less successful than Jordan.

"He showed us (a cartoon of) Roadrunner and the coyote," Pleasant said. "The coyote always gets beat, but he kept trying. Though he falls, he’ll get back up and do it again. (The message was) don’t give up. Keep fighting."

Belichick’s motivational ploys did not always involve movies or tapes. Before the Patriots played the Browns last season, Belichick put posters up on the wall from the game the previous year between the two teams in which the Browns had won. There were pictures of the Browns scoring a touchdown against the Patriots. There were pictures of the Browns running over the Patriots. There were pictures of the Browns breaking tackles attempted by the Patriots. Every day the Patriots would see those pictures staring at them, mocking them, laughing at them.

"You never want to be on somebody else’s highlight tape," Patriots FB Marc Edwards said. "That’s a little bit degrading, and you want to go out and fix those things."

The Patriots did just that, beating the Browns 27-16. Afterward, Belichick gave S Lawyer Milloy one of those posters.

"It was very nice to see Lawyer Milloy ripping the one of him getting run over," Edwards said. "He ripped that up right after the game. He was fired up."


So, what's it worth?

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