“In my experience, great players don’t make great coaches,” Polian said. “Playing comes naturally to them, but not everybody can just step out there and go do it like an NFL first-round draft pick. It takes work. Former players, they said they want to coach, but they really don’t understand what it entails.”
Lelie was never great but what Polian said is very true.
This is exactly why so many think Peyton would be terrible as a coach but likely really good as a GM.