It’s Time For Doug Collins To Be Held Accountable
76ers, BREAKING NEWS, Eastern Conference, NBA, News
Friday, April 6th, 2012
Ok, now I’m pissed. I’m at the game against the Raptors with my two brothers and my sister We all have not been together in while and I am thinking to myself sweet, we get to see a nice win over the Raptors. Wrong. We see the Sixers almost go the whole entire fourth without scoring. Really?! To the Raptors?! Then at the end of the game they even had Aaron “stinking” Gray of the Raptors mocking them.
I have always said this year is about growth. They are not ready to win a championship with this current roster. They need to make some moves in the off-season. That discussion is for another time.
I pride myself on having an open mind about this team. Not trying to get too high or low with emotions, but Doug Collins is really starting to irk me. I swear if I see Meeks and Lou on the court together again while I’m at the game, I am going to change the channel and watch “My little Pony” with my daughter. Can we please stop seeing the four corners play when Lou is in? I am tired of him pounding the rock for the whole possession as the other guys stand around.
Listen, I like Collins and I do think he is a good coach but he is flat out lost right now. To me at least, he seems to be caught up in teaching to many lessons. He has gone to an 8-man rotation in the past week or two for a playoff run. I get that coaches like to do this for the playoffs but that is not what got the Sixers to where they where successful.
I know Evan has been starting but Collins is still using him wrong. When Meeks and Turner get the same amount of minutes in the game there is something wrong. Every time Evan does something wrong on the court he is looking over his shoulder to see if Collins is taking him out. Meeks should be a 15-20 min guy. Turner should be a 28-35 min guy, even though Doug does not see it that way. Still bothers me when Doug said that the only way Turner can be involved more is if he rebounds.
Remember when Vuch was a contributor to this team? Well, forget about that. Doug said screw his development, only garbage time for him now. Ditto Lavoy Allen. He has used Thad way to much at the power forward position and you can see the effects from it. Thad has lost a decent amount of weight going against bigger and stronger power forwards every night. He is completely worn down right now.
I will say it again this season about GROWTH. I have always said that and let the chips fall where they may. Collins is hurting this team big-time right now. I get it that coaches will always coach to win. I am not saying to go out and lose games. All I am saying is go out and try to win with Holiday, Turner, Thad, Vuch and maybe even Allen. They are the future of this team.
I am not totally sold that Hawes will be here long term. When Collins was using them and the right way they where winning. For some odd reason Collins has gone away from that. Hopefully, Collins wakes up. I am banking that he does.
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