Originally Posted by DOUBLE WING
Yes, he is getting worse.
There are plenty of offenses around the league scoring more points than us with much less talent. I'm sorry that Jason Garrett can't have a pro bowler starting at every position on offense, but he should be getting a hell of a lot more than he's getting out of this group. I've got to think offensive coordinators around the league would salivate at calling plays for an offense with Romo, Wittten, Austin and Bryant.
Why's he getting worse, then? I mean, beyond the generic things like you don't like his play calling, and he's not leading enough.
He doesn't need a pro-bowler at every position. What we need, though, is players doing what they're supposed to. If the design of the offense is to take advantage of whatever mismatch the defense gives you, and we can't do it because players drop the ball, miss protection pickups, or make the wrong route adjustments, then obviously the offense isn't going to work. It's perfectly possible to field an offense that doesn't have many superstars, but has everybody doing what they're supposed to do, and be productive doing that. NE has done it for years. PIT does a nice job of it. Do you think GB just gets lucky drafting productive WRs all the time, up and down their roster? No, they get guys who work the system and are where they're supposed to be. Their starters are great players, but they're deep all the way down the line with guys who know their roles.
And, as I always say when making this point: it's completely on Garrett to get those guys and to coach the ones he's got properly. This year, we're not doing that. We've got one of the best WR coaches in the league, and a very, very good QB, so that's not the problem. This is not an excuse for Garrett; it's a description of the problem that it's his responsibility to fix or he gets fired.
For whatever reason, people are more comfortable deciding the guy can't call plays or that he just can't coach. I prefer to talk about *why* we're beating ourselves and what we might do to fix it this season.
When asked whether Jason Garrett is the right head coach for this team: "I don't think there is anyone else that could. I think he is an unbelievable coach. We've responded to him and he has made us better football players, better people. If you watch us I think we play with a certain relentless spirit." --Sean Lee