Well, well, well. What we have here is a common theme! We are all a buncha backseat coaches! And dont think im not included in the "we" part, heck im riding shotty in the backseat coach hall of fame! I, like every one else here, could have the Blazers whipped into championship contending shape in a couple of weeks, no problemo! Har Har!
Anyways, its fun to banter back and forth about what we all think is right or wrong with our team, no doubt about it. We all see things differently, which is good and bad. Good because when we agree, we are united tighter than a Mr T hand shake! Bad when we disagree, because since we arent face to face, we all tend to get a little big for our britches. Good thing most of our generation wears baggy clothes!
Okay, I digress. The whole point of this post isnt just a bunch of mindless rambling to get past the word count. The whole reason for this post is to find out who you backseat coaches would pick as your starting 5? How many minutes would you play the starters before subbing? Who would you pick as your second unit? Would you have a second unit or would you only play 6-7-8 players? Please answer each question specifically, kinda like this.
For My Starting 5: Miller, Roy, Oden, LMA, Webster--gotta give it a try with Miller in there, we have nothing to lose worse than we have already lost!! I would use the same subbing system as Nate, if only to rest the starters, but in more serious type of situations, I would leave them in for longer than Nate does. Oden, I would give some extended run, even with foul trouble. He needs the practice and we need him on the floor. If there is any "figuring out" that needs to be done, its Big GO figuring out how not to foul! And my 2nd unit : Rudy, Blake, Joel, Dante/juwan, Bayless/juwan--a second unit is tough to put together right now because of injuries.
Anyways, how would YOU answer those questions? Remember, If you pick the same starting lineup that wins us a grip of games, gets us deep into the playoffs, or wins us a title, you will cement it right here for all to see. So choose your answers wisely, you never know when someone might pull up this post down the road to prove their points in a future post!!!! Its happened to me before, it will happen again!!!!
BACKSEAT COACHES UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!