In this video, former NFL head coaches Marvin Lewis and Chuck Pagano discuss the importance of naming a clear starting quarterback in training camp. It’s important for the players to know will be under center in Week 1 so they can coalesce around just one player.
“I always wanted the football team to know who the leader was,” Lewis said about his 16 years as head coach in Cincinnati.
Lewis and Pagano discuss the battles going on in Pittsburgh and Seattle, and what each team will have to decide. Lewis believes the Steelers need to get back to running the football no matter who is under center. Pagano reminisces on some of the younger quarterbacks he worked with while coaching, and how Joe Flacco and Andrew Luck seized the competition early in camp. He also touches on the quarterback battle he oversaw between Jacoby Brissett and Scott Tolzien following Luck’s retirement.