Uncomfortable comfort

How well does a psychological ploy work if the subjects believe it’s a ploy?

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9 responses to “Uncomfortable comfort

  1. 81Dog

    If the ploy is to imtimidate other teams by recruiting bigger, faster, stronger and more skilled players, I’d say it works pretty damned well.

    On the other hand, as Mike Tyson once said before he faded into Bolivian, “Everyone has a plan until they get hit in the mouth.”

    Less talking, more punching. That’s a good plan to me.

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    • Otto

      Agreed and after you land the punch keep focused for the remainder of the game.

      Also this is where year where sustained recruiting success pays off. Bama can avoid this as there is another highly recruited player just waiting to get his chance.

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  2. Normaltown Mike

    Don’t be ployer hatin’

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  3. Mayor

    Even if the players know it is a ploy, at least the players also know he is paying attention and that they had better perform at practice.

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  4. 69Dawg

    I get the feeling the players know if they are in trouble or not. Kirby is not going to play a younger player just to make a point (not if he wants to win). If the younger player is better than the senior then so be it but making a point is a BS way to run a team and win.

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  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    If Kirby finds a good reason to make an example out of somebody, the ply will work much better.

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  6. The best ploy I ever heard about, and I think it’s true, involved Bear Bryant. The LB’s were doing a drill and Bear stopped the drill and asked a LB, not a first teamer or all-American, but a contributing scholarship player, if he had given 100% on that drill. The kid admitted he hadn’t. Bear told him get his shit and leave. He was done at alabama.

    The team got the message. Bear expected 100% on every rep.

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  7. Godawg

    They need to steal another pig,,,

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