Bill Sheridan, the defensive coordinator for Tampa Bay, would like to remind you how little sleep he gets, by way of explanation of his usage of Darrelle Revis. At least that’s what I read into his statement. Apparently, there has been local criticism of how the team is using Revis in coverage.
“What I want to invite them to do is join us. I get here about 5:20 [a.m.] every single morning, and they’re more than welcome to hang around here until about 11:00 [p.m.] for the first four nights of the week and they can help us put the whole game plan together.”
I like this tactic: (1) invite the people in who are criticizing you, (2) let them contract MRSA, (3) profit. Sheridan, like many coaches, also wants you to know just how hard he works. That means, assuming that he spends some time driving, getting ready at night and in the morning, and perhaps even getting caught up watching Breaking Bad episodes on Netflix. that he is getting less than five hours of sleep a night. No wonder there are so many sub-optimal decisions.