In Larry Mayer’s Article on chicagobears.com with Jerry Angelo, Mr. J-ello states
“Why would I complete final evaluations before the end of the season? It is important to wait until all the tests have been taken before you determine what’s right or what’s wrong.”
Oh my gosh, and this is our General Manager? Maybe one would consider a mid-term review, a quarterly review, how about a progress report? The answer to why, is because the job is not getting done! I don’t want to wait until the semester is over to find out that I failed. I expect to find out my failings as I go, so I can correct the mistakes that I have made, before it is too late.
J-ello continues with
“They’re 16 tests, and before you determine a final grade, you make sure you’ve evaluated all the tests.”
If I have 14 of 16 tests complete, with F-B-B-B-F-F-B-F-F-F-F-B-F-F as grades, it doesn’t take rocket science to see that my final grade is going to be an “F” My boss doesn’t wait for the fiscal year to say, your sales activity is not producing results. He gives me periodic reviews and if I fail to take suggestions, if I fail to produce results, them I am a burden on the company and I get the boot. Football, like it or not is a business! As a coach it is not “lead follow or get out of the way”…it is “lead or git!”
J-ello goes on to say,
“I look for the same things every week: I look for us to win the game, and I look for our players to play hard and play smart. Teams that do that win.”
How about looking for IMPROVEMENT! If you’re looking for the same things, you will get the same results. Start looking for something different and you might get something different. Albert Einstein coined the definition of insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. Well, the results speak for themselves. The Bears are in a sorry state.