Of course when you have a season like 2011, the brashness is not looked at in a different way. Rex admittedly said he lost the pulse of his team. His defense was not walking with a swagger he demands of. His offense was dysfunctional. And his locker room was like a teen age soap opera. Rex went away from what he did the first two seasos as the head coach. I think Rex felt that he had leaders in his locker room and all he had to do was coach. But he was so wrong. The locker room took advantage of Rex not being on top of them. It was almost as if the teacher left the class room and the students started shooting spitballs at each other. I look at what happened last year as a good thing. I think it showed what type of players we had and how they needed to be treated. Brian Schottenheimer was not cut out for this team, too many different egos. And honestly I do not think he had the disposotion to compliment Rex’s disposition. Rex was humbled last season. Rex will become a better coach, not for the success of the first two seasons, but the failure of last season. He has already stated he will be in more offensive meetings and have more hands on approach with the team. You can see the change already, it is mid June and Rex has not guaranteed any type of championship for this team.
A new Rex not a different Rex will make this team better. Rex will still need to be himself, but he needs to do it in a way where he is not neglecting the tean. Rex needs to hold the reigns of this team and steer the in the right direction. While doing that he can still speak his mind and be brash. But it all needs to be backed up. If it is not then is just talk.