Bart being aware of it does show his ability as a leader. Having the pulse of your defense is the hallmark of a good leader. It’s a shame that Bart couldn’t bring them around last year, but at least he sensed it, and senses a difference in 2012.
I still get worried that Rex wasn’t aware of things like this. As a head coach, you have to be aware of everything going on with your team, and clearly Rex wasn’t.
Hopefully he learned from it.