Oct 26, 2013; London, United Kingdom; Joe Montana at the NFL Fan Rally at Trafalgar Square in advance of the International Series game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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A few years ago, my assistant throwing coaches and I put together a program for our HS athletes designed to help them peak at the end of the season just as the post season was occurring. Every year our athletes get frustrated because we workout through competitions and their marks are often not as good as their competitor’s marks are during the regular season. We work on technique and conditioning, we often break technique down and work on specific, minute details and in most cases it looks like our athletes regress during the season; it happens every year without fail.
I have questioned if we are doing the right things before because there didn’t seem to be the little victories we were looking for. But then the post season rolls around and like clock work, things begin to click and our athletes end up beating their personal records and winning titles and like I said, it happens every year without fail.
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The reason I mention this is that the system and culture that Trestman has be implementing and fostering is one that will potentially lead to sustained success over a long period of time because it is rooted in sound fundamentals, personal accountability, trust and family; it is based off of the Bill Walsh 49ers organization from the late 1980s and early 90s and tested with the CFL Montreal Alouettes.
What I found very telling about the game was the second half; who quit and who kept playing. QB Jay Cutler kept playing. TE Martellus Bennett kept playing. RB Matt Forte Kept playing. A lot of guys kept playing and some guys were merely bodies on the field. It will be interesting to see what the coaches see on the tape. It will also be interesting to see what adjustments are made during the bye week and how the team responds and moves forward.