Mailbag June 18: Will Diaco’s Positive Attitude And Enthusiasm Be Enough To Alter Past Performances?

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Q: I met Coach D at Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursday. His positive attitude and enthusiasm are only 2 of many reasons to be hopeful.this season. But will that be enough to alter the players performance of previous year?? you gotta love the dynamic emotion of our new coach – Teresa Wood, Middletown, Ct.

A: Hi Teresa. Did you feel like putting on a helmet and shoulder pads afterward? Kind of has the pull on people doesn’t he? Anyway, this, I think, is the $64,000 question. I’m going to say yes because I’ve seen it in two ways already: 1, no one has voluntarily left the program despite the wholesale change in culture which I’m sure was a shock to many of the players. After last season I know those kids want to win badly this year. You can see it in the commitments they’ve made to their bodies. If they’re in peak condition and for many it will be the best condition they’ve ever been in it’s going to allow them to compete as best they can especially when it counts. The players understand this. There’s no real way to tell today how the team will respond come the start of the season time but there evidence it will be favorably because the team has responded to the head coach, the staff and the strength and conditioning since January. Thanks Teresa….

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