The Atlanta sports scene had a GREAT example provided by the Atlanta Braves at the end of the NLCS. Instead of patting themselves on the back and celebrating, both the GM and Manager were quoted as saying they needed an "ace" to go further in the post season. No Polyana stuff, they admitted that they were not currently good enough to close the deal and needed some help. It was as refreshing a sports commentary as I had ever heard in my 19 years here in Atlanta.
Now we move on to the disasterous season of the Falcons and the colapse of the Georgia Bulldogs. The injury excuses have become far too convenient. Both of these teams have suffered major injuries, but so have many other achieving clubs. Now comes the end of the seasons, will anyone pay the price?
There appears to be no sense that change is necessary in Flowery Branch or Athens. So what we are being told that the coaches did a good enough job this year and it is all about the injuries.
Injuries are excuses. Don't address the real issues and this won't lead to success in the future. Count on it.