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Colt McCoy: Coaching Athletes As Individuals

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Colt McCoy (@ColtMcCoy) plays quarterback for the NFL's Washington Redskins. As the starting quarterback for the University of Texas Longhorns from 2006–2009, McCoy won the 2008 Walter Camp Award, was the 2008 Heisman Trophy runner-up and was a 2009 Heisman finalist.

In this video, McCoy talks about the importance of coaching to the individual. For example, he recalls coaches who have "over-coached" him, even though he doesn't respond positively to that type of coaching. Each player is unique in how they handle feedback, and he says here that it's on the coach to figure out who each athlete is and determine the right approach individually.

McCoy relates this to his relationship with receivers. If there's a disconnect, he has to know what type of teammate he is, asking "is he a guy who needs my arm wrapped around him and given a pep talk... or is he a guy that needs to be woken up."