Originally Posted by htismaqe
To me, "retread" is somebody who has coached here before.
Marty is a "retread". Cowher is a "retread".
Andy Reid is not a retread. I'm not sure I like him as a HC (seems to have Martz-esque troubles with a balanced offense at times, moving an offensive line coach to DC seems monumentally stupid) but he fits the bill - 2nd job, no ring.
To me a retread is a guy who moves from place to place never really accomplishing $3it.
Parcells was not a retread. He won everywhere he went.
Cowher = 1 HC job.
Reid = 1 HC job.
Gruden = built one team that went to an AFCC game and the SB the next year. Took a team his first year to the SB and DESTROYED his old team.
The idea that a team doesn't need a motivator as HC is the dumbest thing I keep hearing on here. I don't care where you work a positive mindset combined with competent execution of your goals is why any business works...