I think one of the biggest misnomers in life is that people perform better when under pressure or in fear of losing their job. I hear this repeated all the time when every shred of scientific evidence we have says that the VAST majority of our race crumbles horribly under pressure. This is the exact opposite of what "conventional wisdom" tells us.There is a reason why players or people in general who are considered clutch are so valued, it's because of their rarity.Not many people can do that.Stress makes cognitive function go haywire and can literally kill you. The environment under which most humans thrive is one where they are allowed to not be stressed out but is still challenging enough to be productive. Coaching in the NFL is already one of the most stressful jobs on earth, how is adding more stress possibly going to remedy the situation? Think of how many guys are "coaching for their job" every year. When it's all said and done the vast majority end up being fired. If being under pressure was good for performance the numbers would be exactly reversed.