The true sign of a good coach in my opinion is keeping his cool during tense situations and leading by example and also not punching a child in the face and threatening to kill his family over a lawn chair. This is just my opinion, other interpretations are welcome, but my view is that assaulting a child doesn’t really get your players inspired.
It looks like Aaron Kromer, the Buffalo Bills’ offensive line coach, did not heed my advice and he’s sitting in a Walton County, Florida jail right now on misdemeanor battery charges involving an altercation with a neighbor’s juvenile son.
The details of the incident are so outrageous they’re almost comical. Via Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Jr’s Facebook page:
The Buffalo News indicates that after being booked in the jail at 1:51 a.m., Kromer was released on bond at 3:10 a.m.
Kromer was widely respected throughout the league as a great coach, and was thought by some to be head coach material. The 48-year-old was previously the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears under Mark Trestman but was fired at the end of 2014. Before that, he was the running backs and offensive line coach of the New Orleans Saints and even filled in as the interim head coach for the first six games of the 2012 season as head coach Joe Vitt served his six game suspension for being complicit in the bounty scandal.
Kromer made news last season when he allegedly threw his quarterback under the bus by expressing that the franchise was having buyer’s remorse for Jay Cutler’s blockbuster contract in the midst of his slump. He then issued a tearful apology to Jay and the offense.
Looks like another apology is on the way.