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Coaches brace for postseason intensity from day one

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The good news is that football is close to being back.

The better news is that the 32 coaches will be feeling a level of unprecedented urgency and intensity.

An NFL head coach recently told me that he expects every team to approach the season with a playoff intensity, from the moment camp opens.

That doesn’t mean it will last through early February.  But we could see teams trying harder than ever before to get those critical wins early in the season and set the tone for a successful campaign.

Either way, it’ll be fun to watch.

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14 Responses to “Coaches brace for postseason intensity from day one”
  1. Davo says: Jul 25, 2011 1:49 PM

    The coaches will be intense, and the players will be pointing to a CBA that says “dial down the intensity, buddy!”

  2. weaponxdawk says: Jul 25, 2011 1:49 PM

    Great article let me know when they vote!

  3. broncobeta says: Jul 25, 2011 1:50 PM

    Definitely not Marvin Lewis.

  4. aqua4ever04 says: Jul 25, 2011 1:52 PM

    Stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. All NFL coaches take every single game as though it’s the Super Bowl. Hell, they get pissed when they lose pre-season games.

    For related articles: see “Grass is green” or “Sky is blue.”

  5. thephantomstranger says: Jul 25, 2011 1:52 PM

    How many padded practices are you allowed during the playoffs?

  6. deadeye says: Jul 25, 2011 1:54 PM

    This isn’t news, it’s like this every year.

  7. awestcave says: Jul 25, 2011 1:54 PM

    Schefter just tweeted. NFLPA approves. Done deal.

  8. steel6times says: Jul 25, 2011 1:55 PM

    The Steelers train for the Super Bowl all year long. Teams need to catch up.

  9. nmking26 says: Jul 25, 2011 1:55 PM

    The past 4 months have sucked, but the next 5 months could make it all better.

  10. weaponxdawk says: Jul 25, 2011 1:55 PM

    Unanimous…. lockout over!

  11. phillyisinvading says: Jul 25, 2011 1:55 PM

    Hopefully Andy Reid will dominate free agency like he dominates cheese steaks.

  12. eaglesfanxx says: Jul 25, 2011 2:11 PM

    It’s over!

    It’s time to enjoy the NFL again.

    Free agency begins on Friday at 6 pm.

  13. radrhatr says: Jul 25, 2011 2:36 PM

    Well, there goes my new Harley. I guess I’ll renew my season tickets again!

  14. kellyb9 says: Jul 25, 2011 2:56 PM

    “steel6times says:
    Jul 25, 2011 1:55 PM
    The Steelers train for the Super Bowl all year long. Teams need to catch up.”
    Sad for them that they didn’t train for winning it last year.

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