November 6th, 7-1...
It is interesting to watch the effect of a culture, leadership change. The Vikings are making a season of playing down to the wire games and being the one to win them! This is different than in previous seasons.
To me, and obviously, when you change management and coaching you are looking to create something different. Though you work hard to put the pieces together, you don’t know until the results start showing up. In football, a 60-minute game is realistically a 50/50 odds, as anything can happen. The potentials for the new system were positive, but at the moment, can speculate they just may be exceeding expectations for the good!
I am giving much of the credit to leadership, and the culture they are developing thus far. Of course, it is speculation since I am simply an observer. I tried to be more – noticing the opportunity for years to ‘fix’ the culture not just through a coaching turnover, but operations …midway point in the season, 7-1 is validation of being on the right path. However, there has been many historically successful seasons, so we still have milestones to measure if a culture change has truly arrived.
Hmmm, new system success…day 113!
Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!