Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said on Tuesday he will allow his players extra breaks every 20-30 minutes
If you are a member of the Arizona Cardinals roster and you have a cell phone, you are about to get extra breaks every 20-30 minutes during meetings. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury is going to allow players to check in with the world this season.
This is a policy he had as head coach at Texas A&M and now wants to bring it to the Cardinals. He said it allows players to re-focus.
Apparently players starting losing interest in meetings 20 minutes in. Of course in any business meeting in any industry this happens. It is a little surprising to hear it happens at the pro level.
However if this is what it takes for the Cardinals to stay focused on what’s being discussed in meetings, then bring it on. It just shows though the times we live in.
Though he did this in college, per ESPN.com, he said the average NFL player is 25, so close to college age still, so he figures this is a good idea for the NFL players as well. It should be interesting to see how receptive to it older players are.
If going on Facebook or Twitter or text family or friends is going to help someone re-focus when he comes back to a meeting, then so be it. Let’s just hope it doesn’t become too much of a distraction.
Sometimes it is good to get away from the real world. That’s how a lot of people remain focused in their job.
Hopefully the players will just stick to texting or talking to friends and family. I don’t think anyone wants to read bad press about themselves while on a break from a team meeting. Not sure how that re-focuses anyone?
Then again, maybe it will. Hopefully the idea works. You have to try new things from time to time. If it helps translate to better practices and better results on Sunday’s, who’s to argue?