5. Grandpa Willy
The generational curse is real. Any issues Coach Baker or his son Jordan Baker have can probably be traced back to Grandpa Willy. Through flashbacks, we can clearly see that Willy manipulated his son, Billy, to make him a better football player. In the grand scheme of it all, he probably pushed his son too hard, which can cause major anxiety, unhealthy ideas of perfectionism or entitlement. We already can assume that Billy felt entitled to his wife and mistress Grace James, which led to their affair. But more on that later.
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