I saw your comment today about on-field distractions becoming commonplace in today’s NFL and I was just wondering: what is the biggest distraction you can remember in your career as a head coach?
From the Playbook:
That’s a tough one. Probably the time the Beach Boys streaked onto the field being chased by a pack of dogs. They weren’t even big or intimidating dogs — a few of them had sweaters on, which is more than you could say for the Beach Boys. That’s not what you’re looking for, especially on Monday Night Football. Another time my capybara, Bonkers, got loose and gnawed a crop circle into the endzone during a Welker punt return. Things like that can really foul up your momentum but you have to execute even if it means tackling a fat man in a g-string.