Found November 07, 2012 on
Doug Marrone has decided to establish permanent captains for the final three weeks of the season. You have to wonder what took so long? Syracuse had been using a rotating system, where the four Orange captains were voted on every week depending on leadership shown in practice. But for SU’s stretch run, it’s going to be Ryan Nassib, Justin Pugh, Siriki Diabate, and Shamarko Thomas.
The Fizz understands the idea of putting a carrot out every week for players. Allowing captains to be voted on might motivate some to be first to the weight room, last off the practice field, and hold teammates accountable in the huddle. The hope is it keeps pushing individuals to higher levels of leadership, instead of letting everyone remain static.
But realistically, when a team is butchering the same situations on the field every Saturday, doesn’t it make far more sense to install permanent leaders and ask them to hep steer the team? And wouldn’t it have helped this team to establish permanent leaders ...
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