Ron Meyer, New Head Coach of the Enforcers
All Good Things Must Come to an End… Should It Really?
By QumarChicago – Chicago Team Reporter
21 October 2000 – When Dick Butkus was announced as head coach of the enforcers in June, everyone in the city of Chicago was ecstatic. Everyone from former Enforcers GM Ken Valdiserri, to Vince McMahon, to the media in Chicago, and most importantly future and current Enforcers fans. Butkus said that he wanted to coach. Vince and Ken gave him that opportunity to “fulfill” the rest of his extraordinary career by coaching.
But recently, Butkus felt that the job of coaching was too hard. To quote Tom Hanks from A League Of Their Own, “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, then everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”
That is what I am telling Dick Butkus. Coaching is supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard everyone could coach a team with a lot of ease. He “chickened” his way out of what was supposed to be his curtain call, his helmet raise. Dick Butkus chickened out on the greatest opportunity he ever had. It was his time to prove people wrong; that he could coach a football team that could clobber the opponents and win.
And what is his new position now? XFL Director of Football Competition?! My god! Maybe he has gone senile? Why take a position like that? All I gotta say is that he may have made the biggest mistake of his life, and the Chicago fans are all suffering because of it.
Dick Butkus has brought most of the fan interest to the Enforcers. If it wasn’t for him, I don’t think the city of Chicago would give a damn about the Enforcers. Butkus was, as I said before, the zest, the stronghold, the centerpiece of the Enforcers. And now losing the centerpiece, makes it harder for all Chicagoans, including me, to swallow.
Ron Meyer has been a previous NFL and CFL head coach.
Meyer has won the Best AFC Coach of the Year Award twice. His previous job was an analyst at CNNSI on the NFL show called NFL Preview.
Meyer’s NFL coaching career began with the New England Patriots from
1982-1984. Meyer won his first AFC Coach of the Year award in 1982. He
then left the Pats to join the Indianapolis Colts from 1986-1991. In
1987, Meyer won his second AFC Coach of the Year award, leading the Colts
to a divisional title. Meyer had coached the CFL’s Las Vegas Posse.
Meyer also has College Football coaching background. He coached at four
different universities. Indiana, Purdue, UNLV, and SMU were the locations
where he coached at.