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Old 03-15-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Mincey says Broncos were “lackadaisical” in Super Bowl XLVIII

The Seahawks blew out the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII for a variety of reasons. Former Broncos defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey identified one possibly reason during a Saturday appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Alex Marvez and Zig Fracassi.

“Sometimes the better team don’t always win,” Mincey said. “The Seattle Seahawks came out there fired up and they wanted it more than we did. I think we were a little bit lackadaisical in the locker room before the game. See, that’s the thing about having, like, older guys. And Denver was full of older guys. Older guys take stuff a little lighter than younger guys. . . . We were more laid back and lackadaisical and I think that kind of cost us in a sense.”

Asked whether he thinks the team’s attitude should have been a little more “rah-rah, fired up,” Mincey didn’t mince (yep, I went there) words.


“Yeah, it should have been,” Mincey said. “I really think it should have been. All of us could have played a lot better.”

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Old 03-15-2014, 04:43 PM   #2
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It sure looked that way on the field. It was a little surprising at the beginning, but sometimes its a guessing game on whether to avoid getting too wound up or staying too relaxed. What was most disappointing is that, after they got punched in the mouth, they didn't stiffen up and start hitting back. They got kicked around all game long.
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Well tell us something we already didn't know.
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Lackadaisical indeed.
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You say Lackadaisical I say Submissive
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:01 PM   #7
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you would think the mental state of the "team" is the coach's responsibility. too fired up or not fired up enough, either way.
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It sure looked that way on the field. It was a little surprising at the beginning, but sometimes its a guessing game on whether to avoid getting too wound up or staying too relaxed. What was most disappointing is that, after they got punched in the mouth, they didn't stiffen up and start hitting back. They got kicked around all game long.
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NEWS FLASH!!!
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NEWS FLASH!!!
Actually Roh...it is a bit of a newsflash in a way. I don't think it was a shock that Fox would get outcoached in a big game against a good coach.....but he IS supposed to be a decent motivator of men at least.

Guess not.
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Fox always talks about not getting to high or too low...and staying focused. You see it week in and week out.

I think it works during regular seasons and most cases, but this time, Seattle just got off to such a hot start and they maintained their level of intensity and energy throughout the game. We never made them step back and refocus.

With that being said, Pete Carroll isn't a Hoorah coach like Rex Ryan, as he always just preaches to be yourself...I think it has a lot to do with personnel.

People want to blame Fox for this, but let's not forget Bill Belichick is the EXACT same way when it comes to this...Patriots are all about being cool and collected.
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Thanks, Fox.
Maybe The Duke isn't finished? I'm not saying...
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I hope you're right.

Let's get the old band back together.
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Fox effect.

Contract extension yet? Nope.


But the players shouldn't have to have a rah rah to get pumped up. That game was on everybody.
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I hope you're right.

Let's get the old band back together.
No thanks.
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I still don't understand how it was possible for some people to approach the SUPER BOWL with anything that could even possibly be interpreted as a lackadaisical attitude.
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I hope you're right.

Let's get the old band back together.
Elway is a great GM, and they don't do stupid stupid things like hire washed up coaches.....

That being said, I worry about latching on to Fox too long. Not sure if he has the oomph to take the last final step.
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Well, at least we got there.

Not too shabby.
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Fox always talks about not getting to high or too low...and staying focused. You see it week in and week out.

I think it works during regular seasons and most cases, but this time, Seattle just got off to such a hot start and they maintained their level of intensity and energy throughout the game. We never made them step back and refocus.

With that being said, Pete Carroll isn't a Hoorah coach like Rex Ryan, as he always just preaches to be yourself...I think it has a lot to do with personnel.

People want to blame Fox for this, but let's not forget Bill Belichick is the EXACT same way when it comes to this...Patriots are all about being cool and collected.
Bull****. Belichik is an intense gameday coach.

Yeah, you said above "We never made them step back and refocus." That's what the Head Coach does, he turns things around in big games, that's what he's there for. He's the leader of them all, he makes a difference. Fox doesn't make a difference on gameday.
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Thanks, Fox.
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i said after the game, elway knows all about what fox did/didn't do for the big game, foxs' days are numbered in this town.
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Maybe Fox's brush with death has given him a new attitude? Kind of a "not too shabby" kind of thing?
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Actually Roh...it is a bit of a newsflash in a way. I don't think it was a shock that Fox would get outcoached in a big game against a good coach.....but he IS supposed to be a decent motivator of men at least.

Guess not.
SoCal, if you thought Uncle John was a motivator of men, well, "Guess not" says it all. Uncle John is a buddy, not a boss. The HC can buddy around, share some laughs, but come crunch time he has to be the driver with the whip.
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eerily similar to the interview with drunken vanderjadt back in the day.
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Unfortunately, most of the roster and the entire coaching staff remains unchanged, so I don't expect anything different next season. Downright shameful...
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You knew when Elway had to address the team in the preseason after the Seattle beat-down, this is the wrong HC to lead Denver to a super bowl. You think Bill Parcells, Mike Shanahan, or Bill Belicheck is letting the GM do the tongue lashing of his team? HELLLLLLL no.

Elway has done wonders with the personnel on this team. His only negative mark is not understanding that Fox was a great hire to get this team back to .500 and above. He is a not a championship coach. Championship coaches don't watch their team get it's ass beat in the super bowl and come out with some stupid, flimsy line like "13-3, not too shabby."

Denver needed to move towards bringing in an x-factor coach this year. John Fox is not it. Maybe Gase is... who knows. Let's hope that an overwhelming amount of talent on the field can put us over the top like the 49ers in 95' and the Cowboys in 96'.
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