It's like they are trying to teach them a lesson during the game and winning comes secondary
I think it's pretty obvious by now that Miles' philosophy on punishment for fumbles is to be benched.
I know there are people who actually defend this philosophy.
I HOPE HOPE HOPE that Miles at least explains this philosophy to his players. Maybe he has a good reason for it.
However, coming from someone who played running back and fumbled a good bit of times, nothing made me as hungry to get back on the field and redeem myself more than losing a fumble. I ALWAYS protected the ball better and played better overall after fumbling.
If my coached benched me after a fumble, I would be pissed at him, and honestly, it would probably just hurt my confidence even more. I would just sit there all night and think about the fumble and how I screwed my team over without a chance to get back in there and redeem myself.
Benched for a series? Sure. The entire game? Dumb and most likely counterproductive for the team as a whole.
Talk about frustrating.
TL;DR version: Miles philosophy on fumbling punishment is retarded.