Coaches sometimes get caught up in showing how smart they are that they forget that the simplest answer
According to WGR 550, Gailey was asked Monday if Maybin will ever see the field again and responded with this.
“He has to continue to improve his all around play, and that includes special teams,” said the Bills head coach. “And to be honest with you, it gets harder and harder because this is game plan, it’s not going out and practicing to see who wins spots right now. If somebody doesn’t play well, then you give him another chance. If somebody keeps playing well, he might not get another chance right now.”
Gailey was then asked on during his Wednesday press conference if Maybin would still be on the team if it weren’t for his first round status and said this, via the Buffalo News.
“Oh, I … he’s done some good things,” Gailey said. “He’s just not producing enough right now to get on the field. He has good talent, and we work with all those guys who have talent to bring them along as football players.”
However, this is where the answer lies for Maybin.
“You can put yourself in a position to get overmatched by not taking advantage of what you have the quickness, speed and that kind of stuff,” Gailey said. “If you get locked up then you are at a disadvantage and you got to play a little differently when your not as big and strong as the guys your playing against. Sometimes he puts himself in a position where he gets overmatched and that is one thing productive players do they don’t put themselves in those positions.”
Simply, when he stops and tries his inside move he gets locked up and cannot do anything.
So, all Gailey wants him to do is speed rush all the way through the whistle to the outside as even if just pressures the quarterback he did is job.
In the end, coaches forget this is football and the best rule of thumb when it comes to explaining things is KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!!!!