Originally Posted by blindzebra
Funny how snippets of quotes by known exaggerators is taken as truth but accurate transcripts of the full quote is spin control.
Exactly. I would also add that many people responding to this are unaware that Spagnola's article was mostly a transcript of what Jones actually said at the combine.
I get saying that Spagnola is a paid kool aid stirrer and some things need to be taken with a a grain of salt. At the same time, a transcript is pretty much the definition of objective reporting.
I also find it interesting that what Jerry said over a month ago is pretty much the same thing that Garrett was saying in his presser a couple of says ago. Specifically:
Originally Posted by Jones at the Senior Bowl
We’re still getting into how we’re offensively going to function, and I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves there.
Now I have no doubt that the general manager is pushing for some changes but I really wish people would stop filling in the gaps when they don't know. I really wish at a certain point that people would be fine with admitting that they do not know.
John Garrett is case in point here. What we know is that John Garrett left the Dallas Cowboys as TE coach to teach the Miami Dolphins WR. Anything else is just guess work.
I can accept that Jason Garrett was uncomfortable with the topic because when he was talked about it he was breaking eye contact, waving back and forth a the podium and fidgeting. That speaks of agitation pretty clearly.
I can even accept that the Garrett's as a family are close and it is doubtful that he canned his brother outright. OTOH, I cannot accept the leap from there that it was Jones that forced him out as fact.
For example, I can come up with a whole ton of other scenarios first and foremost that John wanted to leave. Maybe Jason actually did want him replaced. Maybe John wasn't getting along with some of the other coaches or Witten or anything else. While the Jones as idiot makes for good copy for McMahon and Mosely, that does not make it certain. It's possible but not certain.
This is what people talk about when it comes to confirmation bias and agendas.
It's okay to say you don't know.