Originally Posted by Chocolate Lab
That was most definitely not
everything he said leading to all those articles being written. That was just a transcript of a Mickeroo interview at the Senior Bowl several weeks after the season ended.
What about Jason saying the day after the season ended that he anticipated remaining the playcaller and citing how well Tony had done in this system, then the next day (or very few days later, whichever) changing that to not caring if he called the plays? Which coincidentally happened right after Jerry gave his famous "there will be changes and people will be uncomfortable" radio interview?
What about Jason's brother suddenly being sent packing?
What about Troy Aikman, one of Garrett's best friends, saying he was surprised at the moves and didn't think the outgoing coaches were the problem?
[View Full Quote]What about Kiffin's reply when asked who first contacted him that it was Jerry and Stephen... Before claiming a few sentences later that Jason called him, too?
I could even mention Werder's very definitive claim that he called around after Garrett's PC and confirmed that these changes were all Jerry. But I know most will claim Werder is just being the eeeevil media who hates Garrett. What they probably don't realize is that Werder was a raving Garrett fan a couple of years go. (To his credit, he's moderated that a lot the last year and a half or so as the evidence doesn't support Garrett being a very good coach. Most, like many in this thread, are so dug in on their opinions they refuse to acknowledge such evidence.)
Again, some people (not saying you) are arguing with me just because they know I don't like Garrett the way they do. In this particular case, I don't see what that has to do with anything. If one impartially looks at the timeline, it's pretty clear to me these moves weren't all Garrett. I'm glad Jerry made them, because we needed a change.
I would disagree at least with one part, Mickey even states in the article exactly what it was. He was transcribing the interview Jerry gave at the senior bowl to several members of the media. It wasn't a one on one interview.
Direct from the linked article:
"So it occurred to me, unless you had an opportunity to listen to every bit of Jones’ interview from Mobile, Ala., that started this rage, you had to rely on the bits and pieces – sound bites and transcribed quotes – from the messengers
(emphasis mine). That’s what shaped your opinion."
I do not recall any articles saying Jones had stripped playcalling until AFTER this interview (possible I missed them). I do recall some that speculated that may be part of the "uncomfortable" thing. But there I think some even speculating it meant Jones was going to fire Garrett.