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NFL Week 8 MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams – Thursday Night Edition

NFL Week 8 MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams – Thursday Night Edition

 

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Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers – The DUH of all time is that Greg Schiano and the Bucs are facing a MUST WIN Game tonight on Thursday night football against the Carolina Panthers BUT Michael Silver’s Complete Takedown of Greg Schiano at NFL.com…

Greg Schiano losing Tampa Bay Buccaneers with autocratic style, Mike Silver, NFL.com

…..puts an inside spin on what is going on behind the scenes with the Bucs and further increases the pressure for Schiano to WIN and WIN now….meaning BEAT the Carolina Panthers tonight!

The real problem is that the Tampa Bay Bucs have to play….

At Seattle

….in Week 9 and we don’t think there is any way in Hell that Schiano and the Bucs can win that game so Carolina may indeed be….

WIN or Don’t Let the Door Hit You in the Ass

….for Greg Schiano and to that we can only say….

Coach Hard Greg Schiano!

As for the general thrust of Mike Silver’s column on Greg Schiano….

Greg Schiano losing Tampa Bay Buccaneers with autocratic style, Mike Silver, NFL.com

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….we are very confident that if Vince Lombardi was coaching the Bucs in 2013 that Silver would more than likely be writing the almost same column because let’s face it….

NFL players like most Americans are turning into Candy Ass Pussies!

….and that reality is a very Damn scary thought for the future of the American Republic.

 

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Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Ron Rivera and the Panthers have a nice two-game winning streak going after starting the season at…

1 – 3

….and the worst Damn thing could happen right now is for Rivera and his football team to lose to the woeful Bucs because that would put Ron Rivera right back onto the Hot Seat!

With games against…

Atlanta
At San Francisco
New England
At Miami

….looming in the coming weeks the…

The Tampa Bay Bucs is a MUST WIN Game for Ron Rivera and the Panthers.

Hey, this Tampa Bay Bucs – Carolina Panthers football game should be considering what is at stake for the two coaches…

Very Damn Interesting

…..although this is a game that should be being played on Sunday….not Thursday…..because there is NO Damn Good Reason for the NFL to be putting NFL players’ health at risk except of course for the NFL and NFL owners to make even more $$$$$$$ and that is a….

Sorry Ass Damn Reason

….for the NFL to be playing Thursday night games.

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Shame on you NFL and NFL owners for putting $$$$$$$ ahead of the NFL players’ health and please NFL don’t try to tell us you give…

Two Rips about the Health of NFL Players

….because your actions…not words….prove the opposite to be true.

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 24, 2013 – Ernest Hemingway

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 24, 2013 – Ernest Hemingway


“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”

And

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”

And

“Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.”

And

“When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea.”

And

“Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it — don’t cheat with it.”

And

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” A Farewell to Arms

And

“If we win here we will win everywhere. The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.” For Whom the Bell Tolls

And

“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today. It’s been that way all this year. It’s been that way so many times. All of war is that way.” For Whom the Bell Tolls

And

“Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” The Old Man and the Sea

And

“Write me at the Hotel Quintana, Pamplona, Spain. Or don’t you like to write letters. I do because it’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something” Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald, July 1, 1925

And

“I’ve tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I’m afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.” About his book, The Sun Also Rises in a letter, August 21, 1926

And

“Grace under pressure.”

And

“I’ve been in love (truly) with five women, the Spanish Republic and the 4th Infantry Division.” Letter to Marlene Dietrich, July 1, 1930

And

“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn… American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.”

And

“However you make your living is where your talent lies.”

And

“Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it.” On Ezra Pound, as quoted in The New Republic, November 11, 1936

And

“All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.”

And

“There’s no one thing that’s true. It’s all true.”

And

“Never confuse movement with action.”

And

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

And

“Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.”

And

“The individual, the great artist when he comes, uses everything that has been discovered or known about his art up to that point, being able to accept or reject in a time so short it seems that the knowledge was born with him, rather than that he takes instantly what it takes the ordinary man a lifetime to know, and then the great artist goes beyond what has been done or known and makes something of his own.” Death in the Afternoon

And

“There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man’s life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.” Death in the Afternoon

Wikipedia:  Ernest Hemingway

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Eddie Robinson

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Eddie Robinson

“Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them.”

And

“My players can wear their hair as long as they want and dress any way they want. That is, if they can afford to pay their own tuition, meals and board.”

And

“People talk about the record I’ve compiled at Grambling, but the real record is the fact that for over 50 years I’ve had one job and one wife. I don’t believe anybody can out-American me.”

And

“I’ve learned more about what the players meant to me and what they meant to the game. I never won a game – they did. You learn from every player because they’re not the same.”

And

“Everything I’ve done, I think I dreamed of it first.”

And

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

And

“Coach each boy as if he were your own son”

And

“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you”

And

“They call me the greatest. I know that the greatest football coach who ever stepped on the field is Coach Eddie Robinson. I have admired what he has done in turning boys into men. He is a credit to his sport as well as a credit to humanity.”  Muhammad Ali

And

“First time I met Eddie was around 1968 up at Uniontown, Pa. I was an assistant coach at West Virginia, and he was the head coach at Grambling and very successful. He came up there and spoke at a banquet. I heard him speak, and he’s the kind of guy that you get close to immediately. … He was a people’s person. You can’t help but like him … I doubt if there is a coach in the United States that people have more respect for — and loved — than for Eddie Robinson.”  Bobby Bowden

Eddie G. Robinson Museum

Wikipedia: Eddie Robinson

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NFL Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – Give It To These Hot Seat Coaches Straight Johnny Cash!

 NFL Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

A chair on fire... metaphor "In The Hot Seat"

Give it to these Hot Seat Coaches straight Johnny Cash!

 

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1.  Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – We refuse to feel sorry for someone like Greg Schiano who is making $3 Million Dollars Plus coaching the game of football when the REAL Unemployment Rate in America is closer to 15 Percent than the Bogus 7.5 Percent Unemployment Rate put out by the Bozos in Washington DC that can’t even build a simple website to sell health insurance BUT now at 0 – 6 on the season Schiano and the Bucs have had plenty of opportunities to win games in 2013 including close losses (less than 3 points) to the…

New York Jets
New Orleans Saints
Arizona Cardinals

…..and wider losses to the….

New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles
Atlanta Falcons

…BUT 0 – 6 is 0 – 6 and the Tampa Bay Bucs are 0 – 6 in 2013 under head coach Greg Schiano…..PERIOD.

To add insult to injury the Tampa Bay Bucs have to play a Thursday night game which is an example of the NFL at its WORST because if the NFL actually gave a Damn about the players in the NFL they WOULD NOT be playing Thursday night games and would insure that players would get six days rest at a minimum between games (Hey, we like to watch football but four days rest is just not enough in the game of football….PERIOD) but the schedule is what it is and the Bus will play a surging Carolina Panthers team at home in Tampa two days from now.

The Tampa Bay Bucs may indeed be playing the MUST WIN Game of the 2013 season with what the Bucs have coming up next which is a game at….

Seattle

….against the Seahawks which will be very interested in keeping the ball rolling because of the fast-improving 49ers who are breathing down the necks of the ‘Hawks in the NFC West which more than likely means that in two weeks Schiano and the Bucs will either be…

1 – 7

OR

0 – 8

….not that a 1-game win difference will mean much to Greg Schiano’s future if the Bucs finish with less than 5 wins which we believe is the minimum number of games that Schiano MUST WIN this season to return as the Bucs coach in 2014.

 

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2.  Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars – We were sad to hear about the death of Jacksonville Jags head coach Gus Bradley’s father James Bradley who passed away on Monday and with the Jags headed to London to play the San Francisco 49ers there is probably little that Gus Bradley could do to help his team get a win in this game so spending as much time with his family as possible is probably the best move with more than likely Gus Bradley joining his Jags team in London before the game on Sunday.

With Jacksonville’s loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday which moved the Jags record to 0 – 7 on the season it is worth remembering that the Jacksonville was playing pretty good football just a few years ago under head coach Jack Del Rio…

2005: 12 – 4 – Lost in AFC Wild Card Game
2006: 8 – 8
2007: 11 – 5 – Lose in AFC Divisional Game
2008: 5 – 11
2009: 7 – 9
2010: 8 – 8

……that is until 2011 when the Jags went 3 – 8 which led to Del Rio’s firing which has ushered in nothing less than a Complete Disaster in Jacksonville with NO end in sight because the Jags need players ALL over the field and one top Draft pick or even one strong Draft will not come close to solving the problems of this franchise.

As is clear to everyone the Jacksonville Jaguars are now 0 – 7 on the season and they have left to play in 2013….

San Francisco in London
At Tennessee Titans
Arizona Cardinals
At Houston Texans
At Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans
Buffalo Bills
Tennessee Titans
At Indianapolis Colts

…and if there is a game that this Jags team can win save maybe beating the Houston Texans at home on December 5 th then we don’t see it!

More than likely the Jacksonville Jaguars and head coach Gus Bradley are looking at a…

0 – 16

…record in 2013 and years of rebuilding through the Draft and free agency and more than likely in our opinion a relocation of the Jacksonville Jaguars to another US city (Los Angeles?) or even London in the near future.

 

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3.  Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders – We have been asking our buddies in the San Francisco Bay area who have ties to the Raiders organization what Dennis Allen needs to do to return as Oakland’s head coach in 2014 and finally over the weekend at the UCLA – Stanford football game one of them told us the following about Dennis Allen’s future which is their informed opinion but still is an opinion:

“Dennis Allen needs 8 wins this season to return as the Raiders coach in 2014.”

Coaches Hot Seat NFL:  “What if he doesn’t get to 8 wins?”

SF Bay Area Buddy:  “He will probably be fired and replaced with Lovie Smith.”

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Well, there you have an informed opinion on what has been swirling around for a few weeks now that Dennis Allen needs to perform to a certainly level in 2013….

8 Wins Minimum

….or the Raiders leadership will make a move to bring in former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith to coach the Raiders and for some reason with Smith’s background on the defensive side of the ball and Lovie’s relaxed demeanor we are thinking that Lovie Smith would be a pretty good fit in Oakland.

With the above being said the Oakland Raiders are right now 2 – 4 on the season and they have left to play in 2013…

Pittsburgh Steelers
Philadelphia Eagles
At New York Giants
At Houston Texans
Tennessee Titans
At Dallas Cowboys
At New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs
At San Diego Chargers
Denver Broncos

….and if Dennis Allen can win 6 of the above remaining 10 games then Allen should be brought back for the 2014 season because that will be one Helluva coaching job BUT if the Raiders don’t hit the 8-win mark in 2013 then we have two words for Raiders fans everywhere:

Lovie Smith!

 

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4.  Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings – Seriously now Leslie Frazier….

What the Hell was that on Monday Night Football?

Geez, we here at Coaches Hot Seat have seen a Helluva lot of BAD FOOTBALL in our lifetimes of watching the Great Game of Football but that performance by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football is easily one of the….

WORST exhibitions of football

….in our 30, 40 and 50 years of living on this Earth!

Before we get to the 2013 season for Leslie Frazier let’s look at his yearly and overall win/loss record with the Vikings in his four seasons on the job:

2010:  3 – 3
2011:  3 – 14
2012:  10 – 6 – Lost in NFC Wild Card Game
2013:  1 – 5

Overall:  17 – 27  (.386)

Sorry, BUT the previous Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress got fired during the 2010 season and his overall win/loss record with the Vikings was….

39 – 35  (.527)

….and if the Vikings continue to play poorly or in the downright disgraceful way they played on Monday night against the Giants then the Minnesota Vikings head coaching job may very well open up coming December.

Now at 1 – 5 on the season the Vikings have left to play in 2013….

Green Bay Packers
At Dallas Cowboys
Washington Redskins
At Seattle Seahawks
At Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears
At Baltimore Ravens
Philadelphia Eagles
At Cincinnati Bengals
Detroit Lions

…..and if the Vikings can’t even be competitive against the woeful New York Giants then we CANNOT imagine the Vikings will when more than…

1 Game

…the rest of 2013 and to that we can only say….

Coach Hard Leslie Frazier

….like your job is on the line…..because it is!

 

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5.  Tom Coughlin, New York Giants – While we here at Coaches Hot Seat were watching the Complete Disgrace to the NFL that was the Vikings – Giants game on Monday night there was a lot of discussion that Tom Coughlin probably shouldn’t drop in the Post Week 7 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings since any team coached by Bozo the Clown….

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….could have beaten Minnesota on Monday night but cooler heads prevailed after we realized that we would need to move Leslie Frazier up above Coughlin in the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings and that Tom would thus have to drop a spot or two!

Now at 1 – 6 on the season the New York Giants are clearly just a shell of their former selves and certainly are NO WHERE NEAR the football team that beat the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco and then the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLVI just a couple of seasons ago and a team that finished at 9 – 7 in 2012.

What then happened to the New York Giants in the last 10 months that had led to them fall so far so fast?

Well, just as Tom Coughlin rightly got a lot of credit for putting together a nice 8 year run with the Giants between 2005 and 2012 which included….

Two Super Bowl Wins
Five Playoff Appearances
No Seasons with Less Than 8 Wins

…..Tom Coughlin and the leadership of the Giants deserve FULL BLAME for not doing their jobs in recent years to build-up the Giants roster and Tom Coughlin especially should take responsibility for not foreseeing the Complete Disaster that he now has on his hands that if not corrected quickly could doom the Giants to many seasons over mediocre to even worse football with Coughlin sneaking out the back door with Millions of Dollars in his pockets while the Giants become a laughingstock of the NFL.

Now at 1 – 6 on the season the Giants have left to play in 2013…

At Philadelphia Eagles
Oakland Raiders
Green Bay Packers
Dallas Cowboys
At Washington Redskins
At San Diego Chargers
Seattle Seahawks
At Detroit Lions
Washington Redskins

…and if the Giants play the way they played in the game they WON over the Minnesota Vikings we would be stunned if the Giants win more than….

3 Games

…..in 2013 BUT fear not when you win 3 Games as the head football coach of the New York Giants you get to return for yet another season even if Captain Kangaroo…

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…could have coached the Giants to at least 6 wins this season!

America is a great country especially considering an organization like the New York Giants where you can…

Fail Completely

…and keep your job!

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Karl Marx would be very proud of the owners of the New York Giants keeping Tom Coughlin on the payroll to the tune of almost $7 Million Dollars a Year even if he Failed Completely because that is what Communism is all about….

Failing Completely

….and keeping your job!

 

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6.  Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions – Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has very little margin for error in 2013 where the task is either….

Playoffs or BUST

…with BUST meaning Jim Schwartz will be given his walking papers in December if the Lions are in the postseason Playoffs and close losses to even good teams like the Cincinnati Bengals may come back to haunt Schwartz at the end of the season because we get the feeling that the Lions will either make it or not make it into the Playoffs by one game and therein lies Jimmy Schwartz’s very little margin for error.

With the Detroit Lions now at…

4 – 3

….on the season the Lions have left in 2013…

Dallas Cowboys
At Chicago Bears
At Pittsburgh Steelers
Tampa Bay Bucs
Green Bay Packers
At Philadelphia Eagles
Baltimore Ravens
New York Giants
At Minnesota Vikings

…..and we had to guess the Lions will probably need…

8 Wins at a Minimum

….in 2013 to get a NFC Wild Card spot and if Schwartz and the Lions are interested in winning the NFC North they will probably need at least…

9 Wins if not 10 Wins

….to get that done and with that all we can say is…

Coach Hard Jim Schwartz!

 

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7.  Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins – In his second season as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins Joe Philbin has put up an overall win/loss record of…

10 – 12

….and in a place where the ownership of the Dolphins is expecting Miami to be in the Playoffs in 2013 we have to believe that the pressure is rising on Philbin to make the Playoffs this season or miss the Playoffs by 1-game or less at worst and that is why losing at home to the Buffalo Bills might turn out to be very costly to Philbin and the Dolphins later this season.

What makes the Dolphins loss to the Bills really bad….besides that it was a loss to a team also in the AFC East and a team that has a first-year head coach on the job….is that Miami now has to play a game…

At New England

….with the Patriots coming off a game against the Jets that they believe they should have won which means the Patriots will probably take out their frustration on the Dolphins which means Joe Philbin and his football team are probably now looking at a…

3 – 4

….start to the 2013 season with these games left to play after New England:

Cincinnati Bengals
At Tampa Bay Bucs
San Diego Chargers
Carolina Panthers
At New York Jets
At Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots
At Buffalo Bills
New York Jets

Our guess is that the Miami Dolphins will need…

9 Wins Minimum

…to get an AFC Wild Card spot in the Playoffs and if the Dolphins lose to the Patriots on Sunday that means they will have to win…

6 of their last 9 Games

….to have any chance at a Playoff spot come December which means that…

Joe Philbin

….better coach like his job is on the line…..because it is!

Welcome back to the Hot Seat Joe Philbin now get to work if you want off of it again!

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – Clint Eastwood

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – Clint Eastwood


“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”

And

“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”

And

“I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.”

And

“I’ve never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves – it’s just a question of finding the subject.”

And

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”

And

“Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.”

And

“Go ahead, make my day”

And

“I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.”

And

“I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we – we own this country. We – we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.”

And

“The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.”

And

“I’m not really conservative. I’m conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don’t any more.”

And

“You have to feel confident. If you don’t, then you’re going to be hesitant and defensive, and there’ll be a lot of things working against you.”

And

“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”

And

“I’ve never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves – it’s just a question of finding the subject.”

And

“I’ve taken advantage of a few breaks that came along and moved along with them.”

And

“My old drama coach used to say, ‘Don’t just do something, stand there.’ Gary Cooper wasn’t afraid to do nothing.”

And

“I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that’s OK, too. It’s whatever suits you.”

Wikipedia:  Clint Eastwood

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, August 21, 2013 – Bum Phillips

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, August 21, 2013 – Bum Phillips

RIP to the Great Oail Andrew “Bum” Phillips = A Helluva Coach and a Helluva Man!

“How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That’s how you win.”

And

“The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.”

And

“Two kinds of ballplayers aren’t worth a darn: One that never does what he’s told, and one who does nothin’ except what he’s told.”

And

“Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half.”

And

“You don’t know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it.”

And

“You don’t win by making sensational plays; you win by not making mistakes.”

And

“He can take his’n and beat your’n and take your’n and beat his’n.” About Paul “Bear” Bryant

And

“When it’s first and a mile, I won’t give it to him.” On Earl Campbell’s inability to finish a 1 mile run in training camp

And

“There’s two kinds of coaches, them that’s fired and them that’s gonna be fired.”

Wikipedia:  Bum Phillips

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 20, 2013 – Tom Landry

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 20, 2013 – Tom Landry

“A winner never stops trying.”

And

“Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.”

And

“I don’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.”

And

“I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.”

And

“If you are prepared, you will be confident, and will do the job.”

And

“Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.”

And

“Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.”

And

“Right after the game, say as little as possible.”

And

“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”

And

“The secret to winning is constant, consistent management.”

And

“Today, you have 100% of your life left.”

And

“When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.”

Wikipedia:  Tom Landry

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 19, 2013 – Andrew Carnegie

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 19, 2013 – Andrew Carnegie

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“Aim for the highest.”

And

“All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted.”

And

“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.”

And

“Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.”

And

“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”

And

“Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.”

And

“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”

And

“I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.”

And

“Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.”

And

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”

And

“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”

And

“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.”

And

“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

And

“The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.”

And

“There is little success where there is little laughter.”

And

“There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.”

And

“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

And

“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.”

And

“You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.”

Wikipedia:  Andrew Carnegie

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Week 7 NFL MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams – 13 NFL Head Coaches and Teams Facing MUST WIN Games in Week 7

Week 7 NFL MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams

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Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons – Bucs head coach Greg Schiano is entering a critical phase of his NFL head coaching career because in two years in Tampa Schiano’s win/loss record is….

7 – 14

…..and there is a limit to how long the owners of the Bucs are going to allow things to fester and spiral-down before they cut Schiano loose and try to stem the losses before they threaten the future of the franchise.

Now sitting on an 0 – 5 start to the 2013 NFL season the Bucs and Greg Schiano need a WIN and this Sunday’s game at Atlanta against a team in the Falcons that also need a WIN badly could be one of Schiano’s last chances for a win because of what the Bucs have coming up next after Atlanta:

Carolina Panthers
At Seattle Seahawks
Miami Dolphins
Atlanta Falcons
At Detroit Lions
At Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills
San Francisco 49ers
At St. Louis Rams
At New Orleans Saints

If the Bucs lose to the Falcons and move to 0 – 6 then Tampa may be looking at a 4 or 5 win season in 2013 and we can only wonder if Greg Schiano can survive a 4 or 5 win season in Tampa with most of the issues that have caused problems this season….except for Josh Freeman…..just returning in 2014 if Schiano is back as the head coach.

YES…..Atlanta is a MUST WIN Game for Greg Schiano and the Bucs.

 

Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – The Atlanta Falcons have been decimated with injuries in 2013 but even with all those injuries there is little that can explain the Falcons….

1 – 4

….start to this season and IF Atlanta is going to get things rolling this season then they MUST beat the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sunday especially because of the five games Atlanta has on deck:

At Arizona Cardinals
At Carolina Panthers
Seattle Seahawks
At Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints

Even with Mike Smith winning 56 games in his first five seasons with the Falcons Smith is under a lot of pressure to KEEP WINNING by the ownership of the Atlanta Falcons and a losing season in 2013 and a Falcons team that didn’t make the Playoffs in 2014 would surely be the end of Mike Smith’s tenure as the head coach in Atlanta.

 

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Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals – Jim Schwartz and his Lions are off to a very good….

4 – 2

…start to the 2013 NFL season BUT Schwartz MUST lead Detroit to the Playoffs this season or his NFL head coaching career….at least with the Lions….will be finished.

With a game against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8 looming which will likely be a team that will be desperate for a win the Lions MUST beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7 to keep the momentum rolling this season.

 

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Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills – Joe Philbin got the 3 – 0 start to the 2013 season that he and the Dolphins had to have but after two straight losses to New Orleans and Baltimore unless Joe Philbin wants to return to the Hot Seat then he and his football team MUST BEAT the Buffalo Bills at home on Sunday especially with AFC East division member New England on the verge of getting off to a 6 – 1 start which a 3 – 3 Dolphins team would have a hard time catching unless Miami could beat New England in Foxboro in their next game in Week 8.

No doubt, the Miami Dolphins are playing better football than they did last season but with these games coming up….

At New England Patriots
Cincinnati Bengals
At Tampa Bay Buccaneers
San Diego Chargers
Carolina Panthers

….a win against the Bills in Week 7 would give the Dolphins a chance to gain some ground or at worst stand-pat but a loss in this spot could do serious damage to Miami’s hopes for a Playoff appearance something Joe Philbin really needs in his second year on the job with the Dolphins.

 

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Rex Ryan, New York Jets vs. New England Patriots – Week 7 of the 2013 NFL season may be Waterloo, Gettysburg and the Battle of the Bulge all wrapped into one for Jets head coach Rex Ryan because now at…

3 – 3

….on the season and with AFC East division foe the New England Patriots coming to town this is a game that very simply….

Rex Ryan and the New York Jets CANNOT LOSE…..PERIOD.

With a pretty tough slate of games for the New York Jets still remaining in 2013….

At Cincinnati Bengals
New Orleans Saints
At Buffalo Bills
At Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins
Oakland Raiders
At Carolina Panthers
Cleveland Browns
At Miami Dolphins

….IF the Jets fall to 3 – 4 on the season with a loss to the Patriots the least of Rex Ryan’s worries will be Coaches Hot Seat because there will no doubt be people running the Jets organization that will have to start making plans for 2014 and more than likely a 2014 season that would not include Rex Ryan and with that thought….

Coach Hard Rex Ryan!

 

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Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles – The very worst nightmare may be beginning to unfold for Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett who may have to deal with a scenario that includes half of the NFC East division imploding….the Redskins and Giants….and the only team left standing in the Philadelphia Eagles with a first-year head coach in Chip Kelly that could end up beating the Cowboys for the division title which really show what a piss-poor job that Garrett has been doing coaching Jerry Jones’s overpaid and under-coached Dallas Cowboys football team.

With these games coming up next for the Cowboys after the Eagles….

At Detroit
Minnesota
At New Orleans
At New York Giants
Oakland Raiders
At Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers
At Washington

….a loss in this spot for Garrett and Dallas is something we would call “unfortunate” which would turn into a “Complete Disaster” if the Cowboys turned around and lost to the Detroit Lions also in Week 8.

Coach Hard Jason Garrett…..YOU are coaching for your job….PERIOD.

 

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Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers vs. St. Louis Rams – In his third season on the job coaching the Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera doesn’t have a winning season on the board and he doesn’t have a Playoff appearance on the board and both of those items will have to be corrected in 2013 or very simply Ron Rivera will be out of a job in Charlotte.

On Sunday the Carolina Panthers host the St. Louis Rams at home and now at…

2 – 3

…on the season and with games against Tampa Bay and Atlanta looming Rivera and the Panthers can get on a mini-run of sorts going but they first MUST BEAT the Rams on Sunday.

NO…Ron Rivera’s Panthers dropping to…

2 – 4

…after 6 games would NOT be a good thing for Rivera’s head coaching future in Charlotte.

 

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Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers – One would think that sooner or later the Jacksonville Jaguars will get their first win under first-year head coach Gus Bradley but with a very tough upcoming schedule as one does look ahead it is hard to see a team that the Jaguars will beat in 2013:

San Diego Chargers
San Francisco 49ers
At Tennessee Titans
Arizona Cardinals
At Houston Texans
At Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans
Buffalo Bills
Tennessee Titans
At Indianapolis Colts

Well, the Houston Texans are starting to implode it seems so Jaguars might be able to get at least one win against Houston BUT we can’t imagine the Jags winning any of their other games which makes this Sunday’s home game against the San Diego Chargers do Damn important because with a loss in this spot the Jags record drops to…

0 – 7

…..and would probably send the Jags on the way to 0 – 16 and beyond having the first pick in the 2014 Draft we can’t see how an 0 – 16 record would be very good for Gus Bradley’s future head coaching career.

Coach Hard Gus Bradley!

 

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Mike Munchak, Tennessee Titans vs. San Francisco 49ers – Even with starting QB Jake Locker out for several games the Tennessee Titans still have an opportunity to make some noise in the AFC South division in 2013 BUT they have very little margin for error with the Indianapolis Colts off to such a roaring start to the season.

Week 7 does present an opportunity though for the Titans to pick-up one game on the Colts with Tennessee hosting the 49ers and the Colts hosting Peyton Manning and the Broncos and with a game at St. Louis in Week 8 a win by the Titans in this spot against San Francisco would be mighty sweet indeed.

 

Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens – We rather doubt there is ANY scenario where Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin could lose his job at the end of this season including the Steelers losing their remaining 11 games BUT if Pittsburgh continues its bad play and the Steelers miss the Playoffs for a second consecutive season then Mike Tomlin would enter the 2014 season on the Hot Seat and no doubt under a…

“Playoffs or BUST”

….edict that can be a very tough edict to coach under…just ask Jets head coach Rex Ryan.

The Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and with the Ravens struggling at bit in 2013 this is the ideal spot for the Steelers to get their season back on track but a loss in this spot would drop Pittsburgh’s record to….

1 – 5

….and there are not many instances in NFL history of teams starting 1 – 5 making the Playoffs and in Pittsburgh when you miss the Playoffs you will eventually find yourself on the Hot Seat which is where Mike Tomlin will be if he loses on Sunday.

 

Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs – The Houston Texans now look to be in such disarray that it is hard to imagine they are coming off back-to-back Playoff appearances and 10-plus win seasons but such is life in the NFL and especially life in the NFL when you don’t have a quarterback which is the current situation in Houston with Matt Schwab out due to an injury for this week’s game which may indeed be a blessing in disguise since Schwab has already cost the Texans a couple of games in 2013.

Just think a few weeks ago the Houston Texans were…

2 – 1

…and they had the Seattle Seahawks on the ropes in Houston and were ready to move to…

3 – 1

….on the season but a “pick-6” by Schwab led to a loss to Seattle which led to a disaster of a game against the San Francisco 49ers and then a disaster of a game against the St. Louis Rams and the Texans now find themselves at…

2 – 4

….and facing a road game against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.

Question:  Could head coach Gary Kubiak get fired at the end of the season if the Houston Texans complete implode in 2013?

Maybe….but no doubt the pressure on Kubiak will really go up if the Texans lose at Kansas City on Sunday especially with a game against the Indianapolis Colts after a bye week which may be the game that ends the Texans 2013 season at least as it pertains to making into postseason play.

 

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Tom Coughlin, New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings

Question:  How many games can Giants head coach Tom Coughlin lose in 2013 and still return as the Giants head coach in 2014?

Answer: 16

Tom Coughlin and his Giants football team can go 0 – 16 in 2013 and Coughlin would return for the 2014 season?

Oh, didn’t you hear?

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The New York Giants….in our opinion….are owned by Socialists borderline Communists that don’t actually care what happens on the field of play because there will always be MORONS lined-up to buy New York Giants tickets whether the team is winning games or not is competitive or not which says as much about the….

MORON New York Giants Fans

….as it does about the Socialists and borderline Communists….in our opinion….that are running the New York Giants football club!

After playing the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night the Giants will have these games left…

At Philadelphia Eagles
Oakland Raiders
Green Bay Packers
Dallas Cowboys
At Washington Redskins
At San Diego Chargers
Seattle Seahawks
At Detroit Lions
Washington Redskins

…..and if the Giants can’t beat the Vikings at home then who will the Giants beat?

Oh….it doesn’t matter because when you have Socialists borderline Communists as your bosses……in our opinion…..you can fall flat on your face and keep your job and if that is America then the American Republic is finished!

 

Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants – There is a very good reason that Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier is looking to start just acquired QB Josh Freeman against the New York Giants on Monday night and that reason is that unless the Vikings pick-it-up from their…

1 – 4

….start to the 2013 season then Leslie Frazier will be out of a job coming December unless of course there are Socialists borderline Communists running the Minnesota Vikings as well!

Now at 1 – 4 the Minnesota Vikings are on the verge of being out of the NFC North division race with another loss especially with a division that is shaping up to be one of the best in the NFL with Detroit and Chicago off to fast starts and the perennial NFL power Green Bay starting to get their bearings so a win against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football is VITAL to Leslie Frazier and the Vikings IF the Vikings have designs on making postseason play this season.

With game at Green Bay on Sunday Night Football in Week 8 beating the New York Giants in Week 7 is very simply a….

MUST WIN

…for Leslie Frazier and the Vikings…..PERIOD.

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 18, 2013 – Carl Sagan

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 18, 2013 – Carl Sagan

“All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.”

And

“But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.”

And

“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”

And

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”

And

“I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.”

And

“I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.”

And

“If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?”

And

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”

And

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”

And

“Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.”

And

“Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.”

And

“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”

And

“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”

And

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

And

“The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.”

And

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”

And

“The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.”

And

“We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.”

and

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.”

And

“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.”

And

“The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true. We have a method, and that method helps us to reach not absolute truth, only asymptotic approaches to the truth — never there, just closer and closer, always finding vast new oceans of undiscovered possibilities. Cleverly designed experiments are the key.”

And

“Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever it has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?”

And

“The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge; it has no place in the endeavor of science.”

And

“Matter is composed chiefly of nothing.”

And

“Other things being equal, it is better to be smart than to be stupid.”

And

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”

And

“Humans are very good at dreaming, although you’d never know it from your television.”

And

“In the fabric of space and in the nature of matter, as in a great work of art, there is, written small, the artist’s signature.”

And

“We on Earth have just awakened to the great oceans of space and time from which we have emerged. We are the legacy of 15 billion years of cosmic evolution. We have a choice: We can enhance life and come to know the universe that made us, or we can squander our 15 billion-year heritage in meaningless self-destruction. What happens in the first second of the next cosmic year depends on what we do, here and now, with our intelligence and our knowledge of the cosmos.”

And

“As a boy Kepler had been captured by a vision of cosmic splendour, a harmony of the worlds which he sought so tirelessly all his life. Harmony in this world eluded him. His three laws of planetary motion represent, we now know, a real harmony of the worlds, but to Kepler they were only incidental to his quest for a cosmic system based on the Perfect Solids, a system which, it turns out, existed only in his mind. Yet from his work, we have found that scientific laws pervade all of nature, that the same rules apply on Earth as in the skies, that we can find a resonance, a harmony, between the way we think and the way the world works. When he found that his long cherished beliefs did not agree with the most precise observations, he accepted the uncomfortable facts, he preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions. That is the heart of science.”

And

“Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar”, every “supreme leader”, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

And

“A scientific colleague tells me about a recent trip to the New Guinea highlands where she visited a stone age culture hardly contacted by Western civilization. They were ignorant of wristwatches, soft drinks, and frozen food. But they knew about Apollo 11. They knew that humans had walked on the Moon. They knew the names of Armstrong and Aldrin and Collins. They wanted to know who was visiting the Moon these days.”

And

“Education on the value of free speech and the other freedoms reserved by the Bill of Rights, about what happens when you don’t have them, and about how to exercise and protect them, should be an essential prerequisite for being an American citizen — or indeed a citizen of any nation, the more so to the degree that such rights remain unprotected. If we can’t think for ourselves, if we’re unwilling to question authority, then we’re just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us. In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility and community spirit. In the demon-haunted world that we inhabit by virtue of being human, this may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness.”

And

“When we consider the founders of our nation: Jefferson, Washington, Samuel and John Adams, Madison and Monroe, Benjamin Franklin, Tom Paine and many others; we have before us a list of at least ten and maybe even dozens of great political leaders. They were well educated. Products of the European Enlightenment, they were students of history. They knew human fallibility and weakness and corruptibility. They were fluent in the English language. They wrote their own speeches. They were realistic and practical, and at the same time motivated by high principles. They were not checking the pollsters on what to think this week. They knew what to think. They were comfortable with long-term thinking, planning even further ahead than the next election. They were self-sufficient, not requiring careers as politicians or lobbyists to make a living. They were able to bring out the best in us. They were interested in and, at least two of them, fluent in science. They attempted to set a course for the United States into the far future — not so much by establishing laws as by setting limits on what kinds of laws could be passed. The Constitution and its Bill of Rights have done remarkably well, constituting, despite human weaknesses, a machine able, more often than not, to correct its own trajectory. At that time, there were only about two and a half million citizens of the United States. Today there are about a hundred times more. So if there were ten people of the caliber of Thomas Jefferson then, there ought to be 10 x 100 = 1,000 Thomas Jefferson’s today. Where are they?”

Wikipedia:  Carl Sagan

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