Well hasn’t this been fun?
If you didn’t catch these great 6th man and 12th man plays, here they are for your enjoyment.
Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd has no time outs left. But still needs a time out. Look at this from the newly-minted Coach Kidd.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin plays some wily D on Jacoby Jones.
No penalty, no fine. Nothing.
My take: One intentional, one semi-intentional. As a a creative guy, I admire the out of the box thinking from Coach Kidd. He’s not coaching Pop Warner league. He’s coaching professionally at the highest level. Yes, it’s win at all costs. The cost? That little stunt knocked him back 50 grand while similar fines usually set back a coach 25-35 grand.
And play #2 with Coach Tomlin? I was thinking I could go either way. But then I changed my mind. Mike Tomlin knows exactly where he is and what he’s doing every second of every game. That’s why he gets 5.75 million a year to coach, the eighth highest coaching salary in professional sports.
What’s your take on these two plays? Great play coach? Or “bending” the rules?