Last week, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh spoke at the NFL’s third annual Quarterback Coaching Summit.
Saleh harped on the “10 lessons of coaching” and how diversity goes beyond your skin’s color to form a complete staff. Here is Saleh’s list:
- Ignore the noise, trust the process.
- Do what you love and love what you do with enthusiasm and passion.
- This profession (coaching) is hard! Dominate the things you have control over.
- Ready vs. prepared, there’s a difference. Prepare for everything.
- The three most dangerous words: “I got it.” You must approach each day with humility to get better.
- The NFL is a precision league. Every detail matters.
- Stay true to yourself, be authentic.
- Relationships matter, seek accountability.
- Put together the right team, create an identity.
- Invest in your team, make everybody around you better.
Here is the video of Saleh speaking about diversity:
Saleh couldn’t have worded that any better. I can tell Saleh is a leader by the way he has the 49ers defense prepared. Admitting he’s not perfect sounds easy to say, but there are so many coaches in the NFL that believe their word should be the bottom line. Saleh naming just about every coach he could think of on the Niners staff still came off as genuine.