Originally Posted by Risen Star
IRVING, Texas -- San Francisco 49ers
coach Jim Harbaugh
has resurrected a dead franchise.
In two seasons, he has made two appearances in the NFC title game. Now, he's headed to the Super Bowl, while Dallas Cowboys
coach Jason Garrett is traveling to the Senior Bowl looking for prospects.
Sad, ain't it?
San Francisco is 24-7-1 with a pair of NFC West titles, while Dallas is 16-16 without a playoff appearance the past two seasons. Jerry Jones must look at San Francisco's success under Harbaugh and shake his head.
[View Full Quote] After all, the 49ers hadn't made the playoffs in any of the nine seasons before Harbaugh arrived. They had gone 46-82 and finished as high as second place just twice since 2003.
Only once had they won as many as eight games.
Harbaugh has changed all that. He has written a new narrative. In the process, he has fulfilled his destiny as a football messiah.
Harbaugh has changed the culture and produced wins.
Garrett's process to build a winner with staying power works. It's the same process Nick Saban has used to make Alabama and LSU winners.
The problems is Garrett is a process-oriented coach working for a results-oriented owner and he hasn't won enough games to quench Jerry's thirst for success.
You wonder if a coach -- even one as good as Harbaugh -- could thrive in such a dysfunctional organization.
Garrett has one more season to prove it. Or someone else will get an opportunity to be neutered by Jerry.
Typical JJT. Meanders around a point, while (attempting) to cover all bases to appear right and/or knowledgeable.
"The truth is Harbaugh is everything Jerry hoped Garrett would be the day he hired the Princeton grad, who had never, ever been a head coach. Harbaugh had been a successful head coach at the University of San Diego and Stanford before taking over the 49ers. He made his dumb mistakes and questionable decisions a long time ago. Garrett's errors get displayed on the professional sports' biggest stage
So, JJ made an error in selecting Garrett, due to his lack of experience.
"Garrett's process to build a winner with staying power works. It's the same process Nick Saban has used to make Alabama and LSU winners.
The problems is Garrett is a process-oriented coach working for a results-oriented owner and he hasn't won enough games to quench Jerry's thirst for success
OK, while Garrett may be inexperienced, the real problem is a mismatch between a process oriented coach, and a result oriented owner. Which means, a coach such as JG or Harbaugh, could not work with JJ.
"Jerry's considering firing Garrett as the playcaller and replacing him with offensive line coach Bill Callahan or someone outside of the building. Doing so will complete a thorough neutering of the head coach that began in the owner's mind the night Washington ended Dallas' season with a 28-18 victory."
So, placing aside hiring an inexperienced coach and a mismatch in philosophy, JJ is undermining Garrett's position with the team.
"So if the Cowboys have success next year, Garrett won't be getting any credit for it.
"Garrett? He's only going to get credited for staying out of the way
. See the situation Jerry has created?"
Despite inexperience, conflicting philosophies, and undercutting his authority, Garrett won't get credit for anything next year, no matter how positive (of course, if negative, it's all his fault).
JJT. It's Jerry's fault. And he predicted next season. No matter what happens.