“Really, the No. 1 motivator is fear, you know, fear of maybe letting down your teammates, of being chastised or maybe losing your job. Where’s the fear in Dallas? There’s no fear in Dallas. It’s a country club where everybody’s buddies,” Johnson said.
The players all claim to love Reid because he protects them, he always has their backs - there's no fear of losing their jobs, and they play like it. Get me a new HC that won't be buddy-buddy with the players, but a hardass that'll let them know when they F up, make them afraid to F up again. There's a reason why Belichick and Coughlin have rings and Reid doesn't.
Well obviously there is more to it than just that. There's the obvious flawed schemes on both sides of the ball, fundamental carelessness of the QB, etc. But back when we were a competitive team, this one element could have made the difference between not winning a championship and having something to display in our trophy case.