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The Daily Shoutout: Garrett ready for big time?

Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:10 am
 
OPENING HIT: Before Jason Garrett was named coach of the Cowboys several teams had taken a good hard look at hiring him. That's no secret. Some teams looking to fill vacancies were extremely high on him. They slobbered over his Princeton background and he was viewed as a next-gen type of coach. A younger guy who could be the next offensive genius.

But there was one concern among teams looking at Garrett as a possible head coach. The concern was Garrett might be too heady, almost too studious, heads in clouds type guy, and not be able to handle the daily, ugly pressure of practices and games. Head coaches have told me the hardest part of the job is managing a team full of egos. The second is managing a game. The latter was one of the biggest concerns about Garrett.

Garrett's complete, utter brain spasm at the end of the Arizona game was either an anomaly that may never happen again or an indicator the concern Garrett could freeze up during the volcanic activity that is game time was a fair one.

We won't know the answer and it may be unfair to even examine Garrett in this manner. Lots of coaches, great ones even, have screwed up clock management. But Garrett's flub was practically historic and if the Cowboys don't make the playoffs the cause will be traced back to that moment.

And the question will be asked -- fairly or unfairly -- was Garrett ready for this job?
Category: NFL
Tags: Cowboys
 
Comments

Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 8:46 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Garrett ready for big time?

I think he has shown a lack of faith in his QB to finish games.  I also think that Jerry Jones has him on a short leash, and that effects Garret's playcaliing and decision- making.  Romo has made some late games mistakes that have cost them games, but he has wonna helluva lot more in the final minutes, than he has lost.  If Garret continues to show a lack of faith in Romo, it will effect Rom's confidence, as well as, the teams.  The Cowboys continue to have the talent to go a long way, but they just haven't displayed the ability to consistently utilize their talent, and I don't think Garret is the man to change that.



Since: Jul 20, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 9:44 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Garrett ready for big time?

I just got sick to my stomach again reliving your words. People say coaching doesn't matter , wrong..........you just pointed out how it does. Dallas should have never been in that position with AZ in the first place......................



Since: Jan 1, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:25 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Garrett ready for big time?

Anybody remember the New England game where Garrett decided to run the ball and go 3 and out just to punt the ball back to Tom Brady at the end of the game? Or how about the Detroit game where with a huge lead he play calls for pass plays allowing Detroit to intercept passes and get back in the game. Icing his own kicker is just another of many bone headed calls coming from this head coach.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 7:56 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Garrett ready for big time?

Hell, if Arizona doesn`t want to call a timeout, I might as well call one...



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 6:43 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Garrett ready for big time?

Sure glad he didn't accept the Ravens job!!!!




Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 5:41 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Garrett ready for big time?

This is the most educated comment that I have seen in along time, thank you lol



Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 5:29 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Garrett ready for big time?

Let's face it - he's no John Fox. Tongue out



Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 4:25 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Garrett ready for big time?

its only one game, give me a break! how bout dem COWBOYS! giants better be ready because garrett is very good after L's.
 



Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 4:25 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Garrett ready for big time?

its only one game, give me a break! how bout dem COWBOYS! giants better be ready because garrett is very good after L's.
 



Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 4:25 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Garrett ready for big time?

its only one game, give me a break! how bout dem COWBOYS! giants better be ready because garrett is very good after L's.
 


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