The paradox of coaching, to me, is that while you must express optimism externally, successful coaches tend to internalize pessimism when assessing the fluid reality of their team.

“What’s most likely to go wrong, and how can I prevent it?”

“To what do I most credit our success, and how can I build upon that equity–so nothing can compromise it down the road?”

You’d have to be pessimistic in nature to find holes with the Cardinals, currently. Continue reading BENCHING OPTIMISM